Kinz (3105) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of caramel, lovely malts. Appearance is a nice coppery brown, nice off white head to start, but quickly fades back to just a thin veneer. Great flavor, fruit, citrus and bitterness from the hops, balanced by decent caramel malts. Malt, followed by hops, followed by a beutifully balanced flavor that just keeps lingering. See, a bitter can be good.
CEZ (393) - Milano, ITALY - MAY 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[bottle] Reddish brown colour; beautiful, lasting beige head. An aromatic brew with warm notes of malt, licorice and raisins on a bitter, hoppy background. Some traces of alcohol in the aftertaste? Even so, a classy english ale.
GreatDane (101) - Skævinge, DENMARK - APR 29, 2003
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A superb aroma, and a medium head, but the beer is to bitter for my liking.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crimson-brown, almost pink in colour, slight head but reasonably well carbonated for its style (bottle this rev. is from the bottle, I'll update this when next have it from the cask). Strong bitter taste, with slight musk/lather flavours amongst the sweetness
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - APR 11, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber colour, thin head, not really lasting. Green apple and hops in the aroma. The flavour is thin, quite spicy with some fruity traces (orange peels and green apple). The finish is hoppy and bitter. Standard bitter ale.
Ungstrup (27681) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An amber beer with an OK head, though fast diappearing. The aroma is a light fruity. The flavor is dominated by bitterness with some sweetness - good balance. With notes of malt and caramel.
rickgordon (3830) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2003
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2004 Bottled.
Amber color. Perfumic hops. A little harsh bitter taste with maybe to much of carbonation. Dry finish. Average ale to me.
madsberg (9337) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Amber coloured with nice medium lasting head. I sweet and malty in the nose. Some chocolate/toffee characters. Flavour is sweet and has vague hops-presence. Is a bit spicy. Ligth bitter in the aftertaste. Really nice beer.
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pleasant malty nose, small dark head, dark tawny hue, very malty, slight hop tones, full bodied with grapefruit tones in the aftertaste....smashing
Nate (3451) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty, worty aroma, light fruit smell with a kick of floral hops. Sugary, toffee, toast. Light tan/off white frothy head subsided quickly to thin veil. Coppery red-brown clear. Medium watery body with light-medium carb - burn on the tongue. Astringent hops character, and the aroma belies it's flavor. Not that sweet. Bitter nutty finish and after, but very refreshing. Kind of watery and can taste some alcohol. Cool bottle.