StigJensen (5) - DENMARK - DEC 5, 2003 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice aroma and bottle. The beer is well presented, but it doesnt quite live up to it. It has a slight metallic aftertaste. Otherwise a good alternative to the danish cristmas beers.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bright amber. Frothy, off-white foam. Mild aroma of caramel & toffee. Medium, slightly thin body. Somewhat bland mineral water flavour w/ notes of caramel, toffee, & light hops.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - OCT 18, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear bottle. It has a brownish-red color with a small head that fades quickly. A very slight skunky aroma that turns sweet. Watery, a good hop/malt balance with some metallic flavors and bitterness on the finish. A fizzy mouthfeel. Not that great.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bright copper color with a whitish foam head. Lightly skunked aroma, sweet caramel notes, organic, leafy notes. The body is lightly bitter at the front with just a touch of sweet caramel. Light fruit, maybe some citrus, lightly bitter throughout. Straightforward bitter.
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red amber. Good size head disappears to leave some nice lacing. Not sure if the aroma is a bit off or it's just the hops. Malty with nice bitter hoppy finish, that stays with you in varying degrees with each sip. Good but not eyebrow raisingly good.
Rastacouere (6134) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Almost clear amber body with a white short-lasting head. It might be getting old a bit, the aroma when opening a bottle doesnt seem too fresh. It rapidly gets better though and as it warms, we notice a pretty malty smell for a bitter, caramelic. Malty in mouth with a medium body, rather yeasty. Interesting salt peaks as well.The finish is obviously bitter, but quite short-lasting on parallel with 2 other bitters I had on the same session.
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Agoraphobic flowery hops send soft, bitter messages from afar...Philanthropic yeast cream wants to lend a hand...Panacea not existing, these promising cones need some therapy...Props once again to CapFlu!...
The Etruscan (541) - Tuscany, ITALY - OCT 11, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Weak beige head. Deep copper color. Aroma is malty with a few nutty and spicy tones. Flavor is malty too with caramel notes, ending in a moderately bitter, dry nutty finish. Light to medium bodied
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Think I got more caught up in the name and anticipation, hoping for something really great. Not an utter disappointment by any stroke. Quite good as a matter of fact. Great? Well, I do like the malt and hops used quite a lot. Wish I knew the varieties used as I would like to revisit. Had to dig to get a bottle that was sheltered as I was very worried about the clear glass. On cask? Sure, send me there .....
GregClow (2901) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish-copper colour. Aroma of mild caramel with slight metallic notes. Dry, malty flavour with a good hop balance in the finish. A good but unexciting English ale.