JonMoore (1761) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Hazy orange colour. Enormous white head thats settled down for the night. Lots of lacing. Aroma has banana, bubblegum, cloves and orange. Very nice and intriguing taste; sweet (borderline cloying), fruity, malty, hoppy and banana. Full bodied and nice on the palate, quite highly carbonated. Alcohol is noticable as a slight warming on the way down. Very good.
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured dark orange with a large rocky head. Aroma of hard fruits, yeast, clove, and metal. Suprisingly, light in flavor. Malty sweet, toffee, fruit, spices, and alcohol. A tad bit acidic. Sheets of lace along the glass. Overall ok, but doesnt leave a real lasting impression.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at Zotte in Amsterdam, Holland.
The nose is big, sweet and has hints of orange, but beyond that, it is non-existant.
Big, sweet, slightly cloying with a strong hop spicyness throughout especially up front. Notes of orange, lemon, marmalade and vanilla. The cloying sweetness, poor depth and lack of body ruined this beer for me.
desurfer (1188) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
For a quad, this is pretty light in color. Smells like a tripel, with notes of banana, bubblegum, and clove. Flavor has a lot of carbonation, with a fruity maltiness and bitter hops. More banana with some sweet breadiness. Not quite what I expected, but tasty nonetheless.
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange-ish colour. Toffee and banana nose. Rich malty and sweetish(candied sugar?) with big banana flavour. A bit pungent bitter finish.
sloth (2382) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large, rocky white head, excellent retention with an average lace. Hazy gold color. Malty, fruity, floral nose with a hint of citrus and white grapes to boot. Med/light body. Doughy malt flavors are backed up with a mild fruitiness and just a touch of alcohol. Medium dry finish.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Best by March/2006) The nose is scant, but upon some heavy inhaling I did get a light bit of candi sugar. The head is of the thick meringue variety. There is a little bit of chill haze, but I don’t mind. The palate is full sweet and aptly carbonated. The flavors range from warm alcohol to tropical fruit wrapped in yeast. The finish is long, warm, and slightly spicy. Overall, this beer is nice and clean, but not overly complex. Maybe, the beer is too clean for its own good.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange gold, short head that disolved to a ring that lasted long. Yeasty citrus fruits aroma. Taste is thinly sweet with summer fruits and surrounded with alcohol. Palate is nice, but fizzy around the edges. This is pretty good, but doesn’t quite come together. (Quad tasting in the Chatroom, 8/25/2004)
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark golden color with a moderate off-white head. Aromas of light fruit and alcohol. Sweet start with candi, mild melon and caramel flavors. Warming light brew. Quite simple and carefree.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 Bottle @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Vintage ca 1994. Mint and arrak. Milk chocolate in the far background. Dominant impression is alcohol, though.