cgarvieuk (14170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2007 bottle at home ... copper colour ... quite a bit of fizzz ... nice fruity hop with touch of lime ... Sweet caramel malt front with a little sourness ... grapefuit showing through ... some sweet hop resins ... finishing with dry linger.
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Salling. Nice creamy head with excellent duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are fruits, caramel, xmas spices, malt and hops.
MiP (13573) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 6.0% at KØ07. Spicy aroma with a little ginger. Hazy golden colour, very small head. Quite nice spicy flavour, again reminding me of ginger.
harrisoni (13559) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2005
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2010 500ml bottle from Sainsburys. Oh dear. Murky reddy copper colour with thin white head. Soapy, spicey and not my style of beer at all. The spices seem all out of kilter with the rest of the beer. Perhaps it is just my sense of taste. Re-rate, you know what? I had to drink this again and it really is awful, the spice and perfume is just way too strong. Unbalanced and more or less completely undrinkable.
yngwie (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, at Cardinal. Hazy, golden body, topped by a minimalt off-white head. The aroma and flavor surprised me a bit, I was expecting more of a pale ale or something like that. It is quite sweet, with ginger, malt and hops, and the flavor has some dried fruits as well. The ginger comes through in the finish as well, and is followed by a pleasant hoppiness. Medium body. I find it a bit heavy on the ginger, but else it is quite nice. (070623)
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dull light brown; aroma is slightly spicy, yeasty; slight cinnamon, earthy malt, and dry yeastiness.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a copper body with a large beige head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, toffee, sour citrus, and berries. Flavor of raisins, fruit, toffee, breadiness, and spices.
argo0 (11440) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Huge beige head atop a hazy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, ginger, nutmeg, tea. Taste is just what the aroma suggests, some tartness. Light-medium body. It is what it is, it’s just that it isn’t anything that I particularly enjoy.
bhensonb (10902) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy aroma. Definitely ginger. Medium amber color with shards of lacing from a minimal head. Starts spicy. Ginger and coriander. Some malt, followed by dark fruit -raisin? Hard to define the finish. I suppose the spice complements the hop. Ginger all the way. Quite a complex thing.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta
amber, whispy head, sweet malt aroma with lots of oxidized character, sweet malt flavor, touch of hops, overshadowed by oxidation
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.