mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very flavorful beer. Deep color with a white head. subtle hints of alcohol. Very malty and well balanced with hops. Very enjoyable.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2003 This beer (to use a Hopscotchism) ROCKS!!! Deep yellow color with a perfect white head. Spicey floral aroma with hints of alcohol, that says "Grand Cru". Big malty profile perfectly balanced with spicey hops and a slight alcohol burn. Absolutely delicious!!!
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just finished my finals, so I stopped at Discount and picked up some beer to rate. This one has an interesting taste, lots of carbonation, but it works for this beer. Not bad.
3fourths (8984) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Apple cider aroma. Large bubbled white head that dies rather quickly over a clear orange body. Light feeling, like a fruit soda. Light flavor of apples, maple and bread. Dry finish with a big residual apple flavor. Thanks to Joe for sharing.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark golden color with a decent white head. The taste is somewhat malty with notes of alcohol and syrup.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Frothy off white head. Dark golden amber hue. Pear, light fruit, alcohol nose. Sweet, syrupy, alcohol, pepper, salty, medium bodied, finishing sweetly. Oh man, I cant finish this, cuz It reminds me of some sort of Polish Steel Reserve. Not terribly impressed folks.
larsniclas (6478) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2003
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
They've done it again. Destroyed an acceptable beer by pouring vodka in it.
A promising aroma with hop and smokiness, but the flavour...
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber. Malty aroma with some hops. Not such bad taste considering the alcohol content. Some smokiness in the flavor.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Looks good with deep amber colour and big white head. Sweet alcoholic aroma. Flavour is extremely sweet with too much alcohol. Syrupy and sticky. I am very surprised that so many RateBeerians like this brew.
jgb9348 (5472) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark golden, light amber colour with a great tan head that was almost exactly like one from a nitrogen can. Aroma of smoked apples, and a seemingly good combination of hops and malt. The taste is full-bodied with smokey flavours. The hops cannot overpower the smoke and the malt is just peeking through. The alcohol is very evident all the way through the bottle, but with the density of this beer and the flavour, it isn't too crazy to have almost 10%. I bought this 13.52 ounce bottle at Beers of the World in Rochester, New York.