Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - APR 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chestnut to dark brown body with a huge white head, looks rather good in its own very special glass. The aroma is sweet, some kind of sweet berries a bit acidic. Flavor is sweet and fruity, again some kind of sweet berries, very tasty, some notes of the alcohol strength in the end. Highly carbonated and very refreshing... Thanks to my little sister for this nice present including the original Leute Bok glass (It looks fantastic!).
FROTHINGSLOSH (4943) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2011 This was an early favorite in my journey though Belgian beers but lately it has not been doing so much for me. +++Sampled from a 25 oz bottle. The beer pours a very dark red-brown with a large tan head. There is a light sweet, sugar, and apple scents. The flavor is sweet and fruity with strong apple flavor. The brew is heavily carbonated. Very tasty.
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAR 26, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Found the bottle and logo on cap more exciting than the beer within. Had hoped for very rich and complex malt or something that would be above and beyond this rather hohum beer. Not worthy of greater comment.
BlankFrank (3) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2004 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild but not a pushover. Smoothness that's amazing for such a strong bock.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2004 Bottle pours muddy brown, mild cream colored head (fizzy), herds of carbonation, and plenty of variable sized yeasty bits floating about. Earthy & dusty in the nose, with hints of yeast. Spicey and earthy on the flavor. A bit sour in the middle, but tiz managable. Finish is smooth, a little bit of sweet & sour. Mouthfeel is spritzy, but lacing was lacking. A little more of that earthy/dusty taste lingers. Tiz Decent.
leaparsons (8102) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark black with a large off-white head. Aromas are earthy, spicy and sweet. Flavours are also sweet, earthy, then sweet again to finish. Like a milk stout in my opinion - and I don't like milk stout.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a misty mahogany to brown color; the head is modest in size, creamy in its texture and a nice light tan in color, the lace a satiny sheet upon the glass. Nose is earthy as in yeast, also sweet and fresh to the olfactory senses, start is ambrosial, nice malt profile, toasted grain evident, top is moderate in its feel to the palate. Finish has judicious acidity, the hops penetrating in their spiciness, very dry aftertaste and a quaffable brew tis’ true.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
almond color. big off white head. saucy red, hot flavor, big, and bitter, blah.
HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
such a sweet aroma, once you taste it is such sweet and sour taste...bitter taste which makes me pucker up and smile.. good times....
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Ølbaren, Copenhagen.
Amber/red with a medium beige head. The glass is awesome (thats why I rate appearance 5 instead of 4!). Aroma is winy and fruity. Flavor is sweet with fruit and cherry notes. Bitter/sour finish. Very refreshing!