chronictonic (471) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dried cherry aroma is the first thing I noticed. That same bitter fruit flavor is in the tasting, but it's not as predominent as in the nose. Mild sweetness.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge beige head! Hazy amber brown. Great retention. Aroma of dark fruit (raisins?) and sweet malt. Smooth medium mouthfeel. Initially quite sweet (candi sugar?) with dark fruit and alcohol in the finish. Slightly tart tingly aftertaste. Not as complex as others of style. Not bad though.
Christian (10757) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2007 Unclear amber colour with bubbly head. Strong yeast aroma of banana, the orange peel also very apparent. There is a pine tree aftertaste from the hops.
I like it, but nothing makes it stand out.
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark orange colour with yeast particles. Candy sweetish aroma. Flavour of yeast, banana and pleasantly sweetish.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - SEP 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep copper/red color and fluffy head with yeasty and fruity aroma. Lots of spices, fruits and yeast in the taste, but they ain't interplaying ideally.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, at Bierodrome, London.
Mahogany colour with a lacy white head. Sweet fruity aroma. Strawberry aroma and tannins, mainly. The thin body and short palate hold back this beers score for me.
nigos (630) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange citrus nose with yeast tones. Dark rusty hue with small floaters and a decent head. Orange, pear malt and yeast flavour with a powerful alcoholic kick.
omhper (18765) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Ruby colour, off white head, very cloudy with yeast particles floating around (at least if you pour the bottle as sloppily as I did...) Fruity, but clean with hard mouthfeel, Some grassy hop bitterness. I don't get much out of it...
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange, almost red hazy colour with large white head. Aroma of raisin, dried apricot, pineapple, yeast and pepper. taste is dry with notes of tropical fruit and orange peels. Finishes dry and peppery with some earthy yeast.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red-brown with thick bubbly head and fruity, nutty aromas. Lively and complex fruit notes. Red berries predominate with only minimal sweetness. The strength is well disguised, even for a Belgian ale. The finish is warming, leaving a chocolatey, fruity aftertaste. A complex and fruity beer, similar to a dubbel, but not exactly.