Dorqui (2127) - Brescia, ITALY - JAN 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 Bottled 0,33L. Deep reddish brown color; very hazy and dense. Extremely persistent and creamy head, optimal clinging.
Powerful and decided alcoholic aroma, much fresh and fruity with final spices notes; decidedly complex. Medium pungente and soupy taste; notes of anise, must, cellar, clear grape, malt. Moderately sweet and high alcoholic perception on the end. Great belgian ale.
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a cloudy brown color with a huge but rapidly disappating head. Aroma is weird- almost like soy sauce or a chinese restaurant. Flavor is weird, just like soy sauce and with hints of sweetness here and there. I don’t really like this beer due to lack of anything stand out in the taste except making me want some sushi!
SDalkoholic (2210) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 5, 2006
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is a lightly spiced yeast with fading malt and caramel. Color is a ugly and murky brown with a thin puny head. The flavor has gone completely flat with only a bland and sour taste. Maybe a bottle that wasnt over 5 years old would have been better.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
RLB YEHA 05. Pours a clear light amber with a nice lasting head. Aroma is slightly stale with some oxidation, but then has some light crystal or munich malts and pretty much no hops. Moderately sweet taste with lots of caramel but has a bit of a metallic finish and an overall lighter body than I expected.
darkko (99) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a caramel, honey color with a nice thick long lasting head. Taste is very smooth and pleasing to the tongue. Very low hop character but plenty of maltiness. A very good bock.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with an amber-brown body topped by a thick lasting head with some lacing. Sweet and malty with a nice caramel note, a slight roastiness and a touch of sourness. Medium to full bodied and smooth.
bb (7305) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Ruby brown beer with a hige light beige head. Somewhat sour, fruity (summer) and malt aroma. Malty flavor with lots of yeast and a bit of sourness to it. Not bad, but nothing stands out.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12.10.05 750ml bottle, RLB YEHA-05 Glowing copper pour. Buttery and doughy, but very pleasing. Oddly thick and entirely bready. Spicy cinnamon highlights. Bit sour. Bubbly.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Joeec5 at RLB’s YEHA ’05. Hazy dark amber color with a medium sized off white head. Fruity, yeasty aroma with lots of caramel malt. Flavor of baked bread, caramel with a little spice. Heavy carbonation takes a little away from the mouthfeel.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - DEC 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at Richlikebeer’s YEHA ’05. clear orangey golden color. tan foamy head. sourish tart aroma, malty and tart flavor, a little like a belgian octoberfest if that makes any sense.