redpooba (404) - Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Its a dark rosy ale with a clean crisp brownish head. A sweet nose with sweet flavors to follow. Overall very clean and non-lingering. A refreshing beer but not a conversation grabber.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown color with a large ivory head. Aroma is a combination of yeast, spice, and oranges. Smooth with toffee malt flavors and an underlying acidity. Nicely balanced with the malt being accompanied by sweet fruit, yeast, and spice.
langeveld12 (401) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Head is average, off-white, frothy and slowly diminishing. Body is hazy copper.
Aroma contains malts (bread, molasses, grain), hops (citrus fruits, spruce), yeasts (leather) and raisin, grape, spices, brown sugar, cola and forest fruits.
Flavor is light acidic, then light acidic and light bitter, followed by sweet and light bitter and finishing in light acidic and bitter.
Body is medium with creamy texture and soft carbonation.
Hopverdju (401) - BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bruine kleur. Geur: fruitig, moutig. Smaak: Zoetig, snoeperig. Weinig aroma en body.
graziano85 (398) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown colour, medium beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel and yeast. Tastes caramel, bread. Hides the alcohol well.
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 93, Scotch Ale, Thistle
ABV, Volume & Calories: 8.5 % in 11.2 fl oz. estimated at 200 C
Purchased at: Canal’s, Lawrenceville, NJ for $4.29
Aroma: typical brown ale scent. 7 out of 10.
Visuals: deep, brown, red, cloudy, light head, nice lace. 4 out of 5.
Taste: special, fruity, nice, sparkling fruit juice, some bitterness, dry. 10 out of 10.
Palate: dry, terrycloth, fruity, bitter finish. 4 out of 5.
Overall: Very much like seltzer and fruit juice. Refreshing. I like it, but it’s way too expensive. Not a favorite, but well crafted. 16 out of 20.
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours brown, medium to large creamy head. Aromas of malt and caramel also dark and dried fruit. Flavors are similar. Overall, was expecting more flavor, alcohol is present but doesn;’t overpower. Decent but not great.
Marcius (397) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - MAY 17, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance with a dark color, cloudy liquid and good foaming.
Citrus and floral aroma.
On the palate, a taste of red fruit, acidity and a medium bitterness.
A not so complex beer.
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2007 Bottle - Best Before End 2008. Deep brown pour, large light tan head which maintains throughout. Aroma is bready, malty, fruity, Belgian yeast. Wow. This stuff is delicious. Spicy, bready, lots of darker fruits and yeast, sweet malty finish. This has many layers of flavor. It really is a scotch ale/Blegian strong ale. Slight warming from ABV, but barely noticed on the palate. How have I overlooked this for so long? Damn, damn good.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had from 750ml bottle. Pours dark brown with large tan head that dissipates to a film over time. Aroma is mostly of toffee, malts, sugars, raisins, and yeast. Flavor is very malty, seems more like a dubbel than a scotch ale. A hint of spices, with very sweet, fruity flavors. Finishes slightly sweet with hints of caramel and toffee lingering for a bit. Nothing that special, but a solid beer nonetheless.