jaymobrown (1588) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
While it says winter seasonal, I fing this more enjoyable on a warm slightly humid July evening. Clear yellow color with golden reflected highlights. Generous head and small bubbles throughout. Clean pasture smell, much like dusk in the country, with a faint sound of bagpipes cascading through the setting sun. Refreshingly clean and crisp with grass, cider, a touch of alcohol, and sour grapes. After the first glass and the sun has the set, the warming alcohol rises through the chest tasting sweet with the cool night air. An enjoyable, relaxing beer.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful light golden color with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet and just a touch spicy. Hay, sweet apples, and light, bitter hops really dominate throughout. Just a touch metallic, but not very distracting. A quality, topnotch brew, but not quite as complex as I anticipated.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a fizzy golden with a huge head. Sweet malty aroma and body to suit. Balanced with a light hoppiness and a little alcoholic burn. Well rounded, but over-carbonated in my opinion.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good deal of carbonation with a thick white head and a slightly orange-yellow appearance. Yeasty, musty nose. Slightly metallic and a light sour, tart component as well. This beer improved much as the carbonation settled and the complex subtleties of the beer shone through.
omhper (18367) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (2003 version with 8.0% alcohol). Pale reddish amber with rich head. Fruity nose with a hint of cherry. Cloves and other spices like oregano are there, as is toffee and yeast. The mouthfeel is light and lively. The lingering finish is full of toffee, salt and grass. Complex and really pleasant.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber color with a big, lingering white head. The aroma is funky and somewhat musty, with touches of hops, fruit, and malts. Medium body with high carbonation, the flavor malty and peppery with a touch of apples. Highly drinkable and very delicious, this is probably the best French beer I have had.
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Brassin 2000)Copper color, big light head, stays on until the end. Woody, spicy aroma. The beer tastes of wood, honey and warming alcohol.
MartinT (7317) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 Stinging honey leaking out of a young oak tree…Graham crackers within frothy carbonation...Active yet shy hop leafiness, warming alcohol but not overdoing it, a few tasty yeast flakes and some cereal at the base of the trunk…Solemn and pleasantly quiet…
malbert (105) - odense, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
like champagne, but else I don’t find it ’Speciale’
k2 (146) - USA - JUL 11, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very unique flavor. Strong beer, can taste the alcohol. Has a great champagne like bubble to it.