drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 9, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
small white head wih a taste that reminds of samuel smith ales.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled.Tawny brown colour with little/no head, despite the fine condition rising up slowly. Spicy aroma, nutmeg and cinnamon, more nutmeg flavour. Spices completely rule this beer with malt being barely discernable. Sharp mouth feel with a long lasting palate.
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy brown-amber color. Malt and fruits in the aroma, candies. Quite robust body, with a good maltiness, light roasted note, stronger caramel at the end, and a quite long bitterness. Regular Bitter, very similar to a bitter Dubbel.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber color,small head that faded slowly.Citrus aroma with a slight offness spice and maybe some mild malt coming through as well.mild malty taste with a mild fruit and hops that later turn to a bitter taste,the spice is decently done and the alcohol manages to make a mild appearance.This wasn't to bad a brew fairly drinkable and to some degree pleasant.Well worth trying atleast once.
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 (4397) - 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 (5064) - 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