DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky brown with large off-white head. Somewhat unusual aroma, raisins, citrus, dark malts. Flavor takes quite a bit of getting used to, and was extremely intense for the first few sips, with a sharp (think cheese) bitterness. Sour at times, lingering brown bread, black tea, and malt finish, lively carbonation. On the dark end of the biere de garde scale, not unlike a thin bodied dubbel as well. Certainly got better as it warmed.
ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My bottle had aged approximately 12 months. This is s fine sweet aroma floral scented brew. Strawberry aroma with a delicate hint of cherries and vanilla. The berr has a densely bronze cloudy hue with a heavy bubble tannin float. The float is quick to dissapate with moderate lacing. The flavor have a minor suble sweet kriek flavor with a profound bubbly champagne finish. There is also a hint of plums hidden. An excellent full-bodied full-spirited and robustly flavored carbonated brew in the French champagne flavor. Very Good.
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - APR 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Moderate malts, some darker fruits, no hops, nice fluffy tan head, alcohol. Spicy yeast flavors, nice dry finish, not a quaffer but nice and enjoyable.
andriesradu (616) - ROMANIA - NOV 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Pours amber color with a nice white head. Aroma is malty, olives can be felt. Flavor is somewhat sweet with notes of olives in the aftertaste.
bbbeer (613) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange, cloudy, bubbly, small light tan head. Aroma hay, caramel, yeast. Medium body, carbonated, hardly any alcohol. Flavor is sweet. Malty caramel, candy-like, esters. Hint of citrus. Syrupy. Not bad, but not great balance, needed either a little more bitterness or acidity.
kopher (593) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma is bright with yeast, citrus, and grain. slightly cloying and somewhat lager-y, but also lots of apples.
pours an almost clear light amber with thick fluffy beige head.
flavor is fruity and sweet but not overly so, with an apple-y crispness.
medium body, quite dry but fluffy with carbonation, nice sweet finish. this is quite good, and doesn’t have too much of the characteristic french sweetness.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2007
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear reddish pour with large frothy off white head. Musty, rather unpleasant aroma. Metallic, milky aroma. Funk, must, Kind of sweet, hard to describe. Some booze, kind of astringent. Very hard to describe. Earthy.
The Etruscan (583) - Tuscany, ITALY - FEB 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
White large and strong head. Dark amber color. Aroma is fruity with spicy, walnut and light alcohol notes. Flavor is fruity too, with raisins, apricots and light caramel tones, ending in a moderately sweet, fruity finish. Medium to full bodied.
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2008 Ochre orange body, huge fluffy white head that lasts forever. Aroma and flavor of toasted bread crusts, and slightly boozy. Very lively body. 8 4 9 4 17 orig.rat.
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle pours hazy amber with full beige head . aroma is caramel , dark fruit and yeast . fully carbonated with rich mouthfeel . taste is heavy sweet to start like the aroma but then a pleasant light sour bitterness emerges that cleanses the palate to leave a juicy refreshing aftertaste . Quite enjoyable