jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark and hazy ruby tinged brown with a healthy sized foamy beige crown. Aroma is a vague melange of spice overlooking a flavour dominated by soft strokes of fruit and spice. Finish sneaks up on you revealing a slightly bitter palate that wasn't quite there before. Body is thinner than I would make it if it were my own, but acceptable. A good but fairly average brew.
Lubiere (9731) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy deep brown colour with foamy beige head. Nice coriander and curacao nose. Fruits, spices, licorice on the mouth, with warm alcool coming through. a bit thin overalll but pleasant.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown color with a large brownish head. The taste is fruity and sweet with a slight citrusy finish.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice malty, spicy aroma with some notes of bread. Large, light tan, bubbly head on a coppery red body.Flavour is a bit simple - there is a short burst of yeast and spice with a mellow maltiness to follow with a rather dry finish. Alcohol is not apparent. Mouthfeel is quite smooth despite the medium-light mouthfeel. Bottle.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Moderately bright chestnut. Creamy beige head. Mild, malty (dark bread, caramel), grainy aroma w/ a light spiciness. Medium bodied. Malty & fruity flavour but one dimensional. Finish is dry but alcohol is too strong.
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow, this seems like a bock from Belgium. Pourred a deep ruby brew with a nice bubbly head with medium retention time. Mix of spice with usual hops taste from Van Steenberge. Body if medium and alcohol taste is not too evident. This is an above average brew but nothing too spectacular except the use of the bock style from a Belgium brewer.
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque brown with a medium lasting off-whtie head. Most spicy malty smell with bursting cinammon and possibly a note of garlic. I adventure through a first sip and the thought of salty sausages comes to mind, a good dose of spiced malt for sure. Body is a little thin. As weird as you'd expect a belgian bock, but doesnt strike me as spectacular.
fiulijn (14292) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color; giant creamy head. Complex nose: wood, malt, light cherries (still sweet); very light smokey. Quite sweet, not so much character.
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden honey color and very effervescent. Bubbly head quickly subsides and leaves no lace. Sweet aroma... raisin, yeast, woody notes. Good flavour, bitter start, finishes slightly sweet and leaves a sweet malty aftertaste. This is good but I probably wouldn't buy it again.
GregClow (2847) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy, red-orange colour with a large tan head that leaves little lace. Aroma is biscuity & yeasty. Body is somewhat heavy on the carbonation. Flavour is quite astringent, with sweet malt notes hiding behind the predominant citric and tart cherry character. Finish is quite dry and wine-like. Not bad, but I doubt I'd drink more than one in a sitting.