harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This was much better once it warmed. I still did not really care for it, as I am not a big fan of spiced seasonals. Mouthfeel is uncomfortable, medium bodied and creamy. Appearance is cloudy and dark amber with a fastly fading head and little to no lacing. Overall slightly sour, astrigent and overspiced.
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The appearance of this beer was a small sized creamy and smooth ivory head that contained fine-medium sized bubbles that mostly dissipated. The body was softly carbonated, cloudy and the hue was orange. The nose reminded me of sweaty feet. Yuck. The taste was lightly bitter along with some fruity and spicy notes. The mouthfeel was bitter creamy, smooth, watery, thin and light-medium bodied. This beer left a fair amount of lacing on the sides of my glass.
thedm (4924) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew poured a medium szied head of white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a good lacing and a hazy brown colored softly carbonated body. The aroma was of the medium ,alt hop variety and the mouth feel was smooth while mildly bitter and vinuously alcohololic. The flavor was a good mix of malt and hops. It was a very easy to drink brew.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spiced, slightly acoholic aroma. SPices come through with the ginger overpoering the mouthfeel. An average spiced brew.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy muddy water hue with a small white head. Ginger and citrus hopped nose. Malty spiced taste with hints of corriander and nut meg finished with a light bitter hoppy finish.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium hazy dirty amber with a large erect pale yellow head. Moderate lace. Faint herbal, medicinal, balsamic, belgian yeasty and woody aromas. Medium light bodied. Really nice medium strong spicey woody bitter and lighter bready malt shortish start. Middle and finish are comparativley soft even bland light malt before back to a strong woody vegetable stock and spicy bitter aftertaste. Didn't get any of the fruitiness reported by the other raters
motelpogo (6203) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
a bit of a letdownt aht the bottle was as excitable as expected. faint rye aroma. bready taste leads into butterscotch
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Massively foamy, especially for an English ale.Yeasty, bready and dry, medium citric bitterness, with some salt and nail polish remover, the nail polish thing tends to go as the beer opens up a bit, nice soft palate.
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 26, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The orangey beer has a massive, foamy head and serious lacing. The nose is soft with caramel, over-ripe pears and coriander. On the palate the rich pear notes become slightly drier with hints of pine, light sugarcane and more coriander. The finish has a hint of raisin, brandy and cinnamon.
legion242 (2143) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange rust colored; Head was huge- almost too huge; a little cinnamon in the nose? Very nice. Small hint of alcohol. Good bite on the tongue.