Lunkie (1539) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Strong malt burnt aroma with some bitterness. Crystal clear red amber colour with good head and lacing. Malt flavour with nithing else. Smooth palate.
nicholai (100) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Large, foamy an dpillowy head with a clean golden red body. The smell is indistinctive, with hops and other damp aromas, but nothing clearly emerging. A sweet, round and velvety taste with some bitter notes.
HansVC (6) - BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2005 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, cereal, roasty, resin, earthy, alcohol, woody, golden, clear, aminimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, lively, bitter, thin feel, medium body, thin feel, medium body,
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amsterdam - Pours an amber brown, this one has a strong caramel/corn syrup nose. I don’t know it reminded me of some bad malt I had once. It isn’t as bad in taste and is strange but not bad at all.
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 16, 2005
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
brown and almost no head, just little laces in the glass. Aroma is very weak, mostly malt and some grain. Taste is VERY carbonated, not much else to it ... forgetten after I finish the glass
TBone (13700) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 16, 2005
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled (BB 04/2006)
Copper brown color, small off-white head. Aroma has caramel, corn, skunked grassy hops and barnyard. Medium-bodied, soft palate. Malty with yeast sweetness. Some bitterness in the finish. Quite uninteresting Belgium.
hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Thanks to gonzobeer. Light clear brown color with no head at all. Corn aroma. Taste of malt caramel. Watery texture. Very thin for a belgian ale, not much taste.
Bière d’un brun clair et pale avec aucun collet. Gout de malt caramel avec une texture acqueuse. Manque de corps et de gout, très ordinaire.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
a sim rate: (on tap) It smells deliciously of coconut and marshmallow. And yup.. they’re both in the flavour too. There’s such a gorgeous creaminess about this beer. I remember having it on tap in Belgium the first time I ever went and I loved it just as much then. Much better on tap than in bottles. Short finish. Ale and cream - smell and flavour. This rate would not be nearly as high for the bottled version.
Lubiere (10842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber ale with a nice thin moka head. Sweet caramel aroma with oxidation notes. Nice restrained sweet malt with faint nuttyness and light hops. Medium bodied and oily mouthfeel. Not bad.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a simple but tasty brew. It pours a clear amber color with a frothy white head. The aroma is sweet, toasty malt with some floral/herbal/earthy hop scents. These carry through into the flavor, with the addition of yeasaty, citric tastes, particularly orange. It’s got a refreshing, snappy hop finish that leaves me wanting more. Sadly, it’s not very available in the Chicago area.