Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with no real head. Smells strongly of oranges. Very sweet and orangey with some suger.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Clear amber colour. Medium head. Malty, sweet, slightly honeyish aroma. Malty, quite sweet, slightly alcoholic, fruity (banana) taste. Also, some honey in the taste. A really nice beer.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 24, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
red/amber in colour with cloudy yeasty hugh. sweet floral aroma of hops. strong malty tatse with very warm mouthfeel like chillies.
BBB63 (6346) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Slightly hazed amber hue with a small but lasting head and nice lacing. The aroma has notes of dried apricot and apple, light clove, toasted bread, earthy and musty yeast esters, and a touch of bittering hops. The taste starts with a noticeable sweetness but is not over the top. A mild fruity component and some lingering bitterness upon the finish. A grainy and veggie aftertaste limited my enjoyment of this beer. The feel is quite average as well but the alcohol is mostly hidden. I drank a few of these way back when I lived in Belgium. I didn’t care much for it then and well quaffable, I still don’t.
jimhilt (2444) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a two-finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving a ring and some lace. Cloudy, amber color. Medium bodied. Sweet raisin nose. Light carbonation. Starts and finishes with sweet overtones, not syrupy, but clean. Pricey at $4.34 for a 330ml bottle from Oliver’s Beverage Albany, NY.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear amber color with a small white head. aroma is wood and apple with some sweet tartness. flavor is less complex than the aroma. one dimensional sweetness. decent hop notes. body is smooth and nice. this is not too bad.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.22.04 750 ml bottle. Copper-golden pour with fluffy white head and sporadic lace. Harsh alcoholic nose; isopropyl; golden raisin; vinous; apricot, dried. With deep raisin flavors, it really is a delicious brew -- tastes like a raisin punch. The alcohol is very strong, especially for an 8% brew - and it imposes itself on the flavor and burns the nose. But, despite the burn; it’s not a terribl bad thing, it’s still a spicey quaff. Lots of honey notes as it warms.
Goodfella (60) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2004
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottled- poured into frosty glass- no head at all, gross sweet taste, malty and high alcohol taste also. brown in color. smells like it tastes... nasty
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer was alright, but too sweet. It was too high in sugar for my taste. The Westy 12 is the same deal, but better. This was pretty good though. It was worth having.
sdechert (13) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep amber color with very little head. Slightly hazy with a caramel/date slightly hoppy aroma. Rich, slightly sweet taste with little aftertaste. One of my top five favorite beers.