Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is remarkable ’un-french’. A rating that I am sure some, who have been forced to drink 1664 in a local braserrie, can apprecaiate. The nutty hint in the aroma and the aftertaste give this beer a unique and thoroughly enjoyable signature. Cheers.
auderale (605) - Minot, Alabama, USA - OCT 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber colored pour with medium sized head. Sweet malty aroma with a slightly sweet smoky finish. I was pleasantly surprised with this. Pretty good.
DruncanVeasey (7249) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thick syrupy amber with a sweet malty nose. Nutty vegetable malt flavour finishing with an unsubtle chemical bitterness. A surprisingly hefty dose of booze. Wouldn’t bat an eyelid if you told me this was actually a second rate Tripel of 8 or 9 %. But considering it advertises itself as ’chesnut beer’, I was anticipating a little more....well, chesnutiness. Oh well. Back to the bottle-shop.
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from Waitrose. Enjoyed with brie and a bit of chive as recommended by Waitrose’s own beer researcher. Light gold in colour with thin off white head. Minimal lacing. Smells like the bastard child of a lager and a Belgian blonde. Who knew this marriage would work? Can definitely taste the chestnuts with a smokey, spicy edge. Thin body, mild carbonation. More worthy of the title ’fine lager’ than is Kasteel Cru!
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A Mes rate: Bottle from Waitrose. Not bad to sniff at. You can tell the chestnuts are in there. Gives it a nice smokey hint. The smoke is in the flavour too. Malty and slightly sweet but it is generally pretty lifeless and one dimensional. Reasonable novelty toke though.
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Golden beer with no carbonation and a small head. Weak aroma of malt and nuts with some roasted notes. Malty flavor, with nuts and some hops and burnt malt. Medium body and a dry finish. Most of all it’s boring, but at least it is not a bad beer. (060720)
gunnfryd (10834) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, Dark golden colour with a white head. Aroma is chestnut and malt. Flavour is chestnut and malt.
Fin (7538) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle picked up from Waitrose, Witney 10th July 2006. Amber in colour, bit too fizzy didn’t really detect the chesnuts at all either in the aroma or taste. Pleasant enough but a bit too sweet and malty really.
jonas (5692) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle herbal hop note. Amber, low carbonation, quickly diminuishing head. Honeyish, nutty,light wooden and spicy flavor, metallic hop finish.
Light body, sparkling carbonation, quite fresh really.
Rune (8173) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
250ml bottle. Dense beige foam, gradually disappearing. Light amber colour. Nutty aroma (castagna?). Smokey flavour at first sip, then light malty with a caramel touch. Light body and watery texture. (Thanks to Vibeke for bringing the bottle as a gift all the way from Bonifacio.)