Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from the bottle, the first thing is a rather nice aroma. Can't really pinpoint it but somewhat fruity. The colour is a reddish brown, nothing special, but a nice tan head with the tinyest bit of lacing.
First impressions not pleasant, but I'm unfamiliar to the style so I stuck on. And I'm pleased I did. It's a smooth a pleasant beer, not as sweet as I expected, but surely some sweetness. The slightest bite to the aftertaste and hints of copper? Not sure really, need more experience with the style.
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2008 Canned. Great orange copper color. Short head. Smooth, a little sweet, but balanced with a light bitterness. Not sure if the recipe has improved, but I’ve found this to be more of a regular buy.
desurfer (1272) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2003
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden body with small head, almost stale aroma. Thin bodied with little carbonation, Lightly hopped and balanced with a syrupy sweetness.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very light golden amber color in the pour with no head, but some nice lingering lacing later on. A very strong aroma with some flavors very reminiscent of blended scotch. Very thin and light in the mouthfeel, but very smooth and easy to drink. A nice bitterness in the aftertaste, very balanced.
lasonovich (151) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A great beer, good strong flavour and nice golden colour. Caramel kind of flavour that lingers for ages.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2003 Oh, it was gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh.
Best name ever for a beer. When I ordered this recently, some idiots with Bud Lights mocked me for ordering such an odd beer. Delicious, incredibly smooth. I love it unbelievably much. Only the pub can though, gentleman. The bottle version is just flat tasting by comparison. The pub can is so smooth and delicious. Wonderful in everyway, this is now my beer of choice when I go out. Beautiful effect when you pour it, like a Guinness. Has some of that mouthfeel of a Guinness, but nowhere near as thick. Light, smooth and delicious. Yes sir, I will have another.
Yeastmaster (44) - USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pilsner-like aroma worried me, but the flavor is really decent. Very easy to drink. Leaves a bitter aftertaste like coffee does. If I was a coffee drinker I think I'd like this beer much better.
Rastacouere (6166) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2003 Amber/orange coloured with a off white head that lasts long, but shows irregularities. The aroma is timid: shy hops. In mouth, the taste seems simple, malt all the way with notes of butter, diacetyl, yeasts and nuts. Watery texture. Unpleasant dry finish, bitter, I felt a bit of astringence. It overall left me with a sad impression.
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought this was a much more impressive beer than the same brewery's Hen's Tooth, despite their overall ratings being close to identical here.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Man, did I expect this beer to suck. Even the smell was so-so. But the beer was good! Really!