lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice lively beer with warm golden color and good airy head. This beer has a full fruity aroma with hints of sweet apple and crumblecakes. It also has a rich and full taste with a round mouthfeeling ( Is it the alcohol?). The afthertaste is ending dry.
JorisPPattyn (7807) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darker golden beer; off-white head, dwindling. Sweet nose, as sweet pastry (patisserie), bit of lemon and faint spicey. Dry liqueurish taste, as a sweet, strong liquour, very alcoholic in character; alcoholic, spicey finish. White candi sugar. Very dry, well bodied, well attenuated. In the aftertaste, some nutty flavour detectable - maybe some madeirisation (no BBDate)? A good beer, sweet but the alcohol/liqueur taste is just a tad too sharp for me.
jefcon (1359) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yeasty and doughy aroma with a mostly lasting near-white head. Easy on the palate. Dry finish.
skortila (4433) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is hoppy, bit sweetish, some alcohol and floral. Pale, golden coloured with a lasting white head. Taste is hoppy, grainy, some floral and fruity notes and malt. Bitter and smooth. Quite good, but it gets boring. Finish is alcoholic, bit sharp and slightly metallic. Overrated beer, however certainly well-brewed.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden coloured beer with a slighly bitter taste. It’s got a nice taste if you like it. I don’t like it too much, but it’s enjoyable.
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
toffee and vanilla with floral aromas.
golden with nice creamy head.
toffee and vanilla, very grainy flavoured, biscuity malt and floral hops.
fairly creamy with well complimented bitterness.
very nice beer, excellent with a meal.
willblake (2645) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
07.02.04 Big ol’bottle. Pretty honey gold pour; even creamy head. Suspended floaties like sea-monkeys all over the place. This beer’s aroma seems more complex than I’m capable of figuring - vinous, toffee, ripe summer fruits, yum! The flavors continue the aromas, plus the introduction of some sour notes, musty barn, some aged cheese in the front. Apples at the finish. Really a great beer, IMO, and underrated here.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow/gold color with a white creamy head. Aroma of herbs, bread, fruit. Mildly sweet and fruity on first taste but with a dry, refreshing finish.
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
After a prodigious effort to open this beast- poured with a nice fluffy head and vinous aroma - like a dry white wine. Flavor was of pepper and not very complex. Finish was long and dry - slightly acidic.
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2004
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
big rocky head, Aroma is faintly remiscent of an australian lager with a hint of something musty about it, disconcerting. Palate is harshly carbonic. I have to say this is dissapointingly similar to a VB, no weird ass aftertaste and so on which transaltes to this being a good example of an australian mass market lager. I feel stunningly ripped off. So much so that I am going to wait and try it at various temps up to room to see if something (anything) good comes out of it.... nope nothing did.