Ernest (6012) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2007 Bottle (BB Jun/2011). Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy dark yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), lightly to moderately yeasty (cobwebs, basement), with light notes of lemon peel and honey. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, yeasty. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic, slightly metallic. A bit too yeasty (and not exactly a very attractive strain) to let the bright hoppy and fruity characters sing. Not the cleanest aftertaste. There is promise in this recipe, though.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 10, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A golden amber color, clear, creamy white head and lots of lace to coat the glass. Nose is sweet, buttery, malt, and quite pleasant. Front is sweet, the top is light, the finish is nicely hopped, dry, acidic, and the 7.6 abv is quite evident as there is a bitter bite.
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2003 I liked this beer a lot, though not so much the price. Reminded me of apples. Quite enjoyable!
karl (158) - Glendale, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice color and very nice tatse, very high alcohol feel,a realy great beer
Einned99 (61) - Rozenburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2001
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a nice aroma
Bov (8967) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 12, 2001
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
golden colour, nice head, alcohol and yeasty nose, creamy, one-dimensional, slightly bitter finish
Bloemart (257) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2001
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A beer that reminds very strongly of deKonink. It has the same mediocre aroma, but also the same great taste. A really great beer.
joet (2038) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 12, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I agree with Trappist... Why put a rubber stopper on a brew anyway? Am I not going to drink this in a single sitting? The beer smells slightly citric with pineapple hues and has old, dusty and paper hints on a slightly sour body. These are a blending of yeast and hop origin. Some yeasty sour notes follow. This is growing on me... If it didn’t cost so much, I might have another.
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 20, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pleasant macro-micro abbey. The cost of the beer though goes towards the bottle. The only downfall in my opinion.
young (45) - Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2000
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Overall I was unimpressed. Definately not a bad beer, but did not seem to be enough malts or hops to overcome the taste of alcohol. If I was not in Georgia I would have sworn this thing was 10%.