pintbypint (2814) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341ml brown bottle. Full orange-red colour, thin head which sticks to the edge of glass. Fresh malt aroma, caramel accents. Flavour is caramel, toasted malt. Lenghty finish with an almost roasted note. Very soft carbonation.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to EyeDrinkAle for sending this one stateside!
I sampled this bottle with Eric the other night… we were both a bit taken back by how sweet and malty this beers aroma and flavor was. Brought me a sweet caramel flavor with bold toffee suggestions. Very fruity: plumes, and raisins, pancake syrup… some chewing tobacco. Nutty, hazelnut and walnut a in full effect! Very malty, little hops to be found maybe some slight lemongrass in the finish. Palate was nothing unordinary…. Nice beer!
hopscotch (9963) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Clear, copper lager with a small, fizzy, white head. Dark fruit, black tea, light molasses and light chocolate are blended perfectly in the nose. The flavor is full of dark fruit, black tea, toffee and orange blossom honey. Medium-bodied and oily with mild carbonation. Finishes bitter-sweet and lightly dry. Thanks goes out to Matta for sharing.
GonZoBeeR (2984) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance:redish orange,good head..
Flavor:light malt,chocolate toffee flavor...
piscator34 (2047) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2005 Light copper in colour with a medium amount of carbonation. The aromas are mainly caramel malts, with a bit of herbal hops and a lagerish kick on the back end. Flavors are those of caramel and toasted malts with a bit of husky grains creaping in on the finish. Solid and drinkable, but unspectacular. Thanks Lubiere!
muzzlehatch (4422) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 18, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341 ml bottle. Clear reddish-orange with the faintest of white foam-caps...indistinct toffee-chocolate nose is pleasant when you can get anything...bit of sourness hits at first on the tongue, quickly fading to a caramel sweetness and light toasted malt, perhaps a hint of almonds and orange. Tol’ble.
rederic (3202) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright amber color, soft foamy head, but falls quickly, spiny, nutmeg, toffee, nutty grain and caramelized aromas follow through on a medium-bodied palate, with clean caramelized malt, a nut accent, grainy, roasted character in a fruity light hops finish.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 22, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - thanks to Eyedrinkale for the trade. Pours clear reddish copper color with a small off-white head that diminished rapidly to a ring of bubbles. Aroma is smooth caramel-malty with subtle floral and earthy hops. Flavor is nice and drinkable, sweet in a robust lagerish kind of way with a good hop bite - nothing too remarkable though. Light body and pleasant carbonation.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Achetée au Dep. Lechasseur, Beloeil.
Robe cuivrée foncée. Carbonatation correcte, mousse timide. Arôme forte de levure et des notes de mélasse. Quoique maltée, l’amertume tranchante mais sans finesse emporte tout. Peu intéressant.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to Eyedrinkale. Clear copper color with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Malty aroma with some nice caramel notes. Unfortunately the flavor didn’t live up to the aroma. Starts off fairly nice with a good maltiness and a bit of caramel, but a strong metallic aftertaste was a let down. I’ll keep in mind that this beer is probably much better fresh and it was still enjoyable.