Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red, nice big light brown head. Aroma very fruity, soma banana and also apple can be noticed. Flavor is strongly fruity with convenient and cutting hops. Very creamy and full bodied mouthfeel. Leaves nicely yeasty and banana aftertaste in mouth. Nice and enjoyable beer.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hybrid rating: draft at the Abbaye and draft at Bieres et Compangne in MTL. Absolutely beautiful pour in MTL. Thick long lasting head; 2mm lace evenly coats the glass when finished. Flavor and palate not as remarkable as I remembered, nevertheless, thoroughly enjoyable.
fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
An all-around great beer. Pours a dark, thick brown with a sizable tannish head. A malty aroma is balanced with a nice blend of spice (my comrade and I couldn’t single out any specific kind), both of which are prevalent in the flavor, along with maple, tannin, and berry fruit. Thick-bodied, ideally for the colder months, but, as we found, it can also be enjoyed during the summer. Good stuff.
JonMoore (1771) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2005 Bottle. Dark brown, with a long lasting tan head. Sweet and spicey aroma, Sweet caramel and bitter taste. Excellent mouthfeel. Nice.
Gorbalev (2888) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep red/brown pour, decent sized tan head (long lasting). Sweet aroma with spiciness. Very malty taste with a little kick of spices and perhaps some slight fruit/berry hints as well. Kind of thin and syrupy, but not enough to ruin what is otherwise a pretty decent beer. I prefer this to the blonde.
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2005 Deep Brown, light brown head. Fruity aroma and taste. medium body. long finish.
mds (2154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. copperish-mahogany colour with a beige head. yeast, caramely aroma, sweet aroma. high in carbonation. tastes sweet and malty. a fairly decent interbrew brew.
Crockett (1001) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep red mahogony with a creamy tallish tan head. Berry, cherries, slightly woody nose. Ample cherry tart in the flavour pine needley malt. Simple syrup, grenadine and clove/pepper spice. It’s alright for a macro.
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JUL 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is how Belgians do Macro... The bottle pours out a mahogany liquid with a thin tand head. In the nose I got roasty notes with apples and spice. The flavour is roasty with alcoholic sweetness, unfortunately lacking the fruitiness of the nose, but with some spice. Mouthfeel improved as the carbonation fell away.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted a lot like an American Brown- brought be back to those great Pete’s Wicked days...spicy and effervescent and not too heavy. Not bad.