bierkoning (10920) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty sweet aroma with a touch of cake dough. Nutty flavor, must be the chestnuts. Sweetish, somewhat herbal and malty. Bittersweet aftertaste. OK.
pilsnerrogge (2606) - Finspång, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Bottle] Copper colour, rich head. Malty, slightly smoked aroma. Flavour is dry with notes of chestnuts and smoke.
SHIG (3879) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 26, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a reddish brown amber with a fast dissapating white head. Rich leafy nut aroma. Sour tea like flavor with very soft hint of nuts.
OldMrCrow (2119) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light amber with a modest head and some floating particles. The aroma is skunky hops; this one smells lightstruck and has the taste to match. Other than the skunkiness, the beer is reasonable -- gently sweet, an interesting whisper of chestnut, attractive understated spices, gentle grassy hops rounding the thing out. But the skuniness ruins it; it tastes like this has been mixed with MGD or some such. The mouthfeel is also rather quite weak; it comes off as watery.
This one grew on me slightly after my negative reaction to the aroma and first sip, but not enough to make it a beer that I would go out of my way to try again.
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, North Dakota, 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 (7439) - NUNEATON, CONF N, 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 (949) - 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 (7117) - 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 (14910) - 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)