Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of sweet malts, slcohol and wood. Taste is smooth caramel fruity malts basted in brandy. Woody at the back of the mouth for a minute then a long sweet smoky finish. Pretty good, but the alcohol needs to settle down a bit.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky, drab reddish brown with no significant head. Aroma was tart apple, sweet malt, some spice, and a pleasant overtone of Calvados brandy. Medium body, full texture, no carbonation. Vinous. The flavor was sweet, dried fruit, and that hint of Calvados. Quite good.
WabashMan (1004) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was fairly unimpressed by this beer. Appearance was ok, but the flavor seemed artificially sweet in a way I really just didnít enjoy.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy butterescotch-caramel notes in aroma, vanilla, raisin, alcohol. Biscuit-sweet-sticky- caramel up front, ends on an interesting winding acidity--woody note. A touch of fresh white grapes. I like it. I need more from this brewery.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Liquid candy. When cold, this has an earthy, vegetabley, darn mushroomy aroma, deep and strong. As it warms, some sweeter elements and liquer-like aromas come in. Wonderful body, heavy and light at the same time, with more than adequate carbonation. Tingly on the tongue. Sweet flavors include nutty fruitcake and cinnamon, and the calvados, whatever the heck that is, is up front when fully warm. Yummy, doesnít quite hit the same earthy naturalness as some of the other Regenboog.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color with a whispy head. Compex aromas of wood, alcohol, apple, and carmel malts. Quite subtle. Slightly sweet, with notes of apple and pepper underneath a whole lot of warming alcohol. Finishes warm and sweet. I think a little age would help here.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 10, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful beer to behold. Rich warming mouthfeel. Big dark fruit and candy nose. Some spice and pepper to balance out. Mild earthy hop presence. Madeira and brandy notes with some wood induced vanilla. Liqourice and mocha finish with a very clean warming aspect.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich and dark fruits are immediately apparent. Vinous and slightly sour, caskwood comes next. Caramel, bakerís chocolate, anise and alcohol are also present. Yeast aroma of damp hard wood forest. Murky red-brown color with a rich hue. Great looking frothy, tan head. Heavily sweet, moderately acidic flavor becomes a moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter finish. Medium full body, creamy/slick texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: Interestingly sweet and sour with alcohol well hidden in the taste. I like the uniqueness here.
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clouded ruby tinged brown with a medium tan head. Nose is very sweet with caramel covered apple, light cinnamon, candy sugar, brown sugar and light yeast. Taste is fruit covered with caramel and brown sugar. Light spices and yeast flourishing in the muddy concoction along with light floral notes and creamy malts. Exquisite taste! Body is smooth but thin in parts with mild carbonation feel and only the nuisance alcohol warmth coming through. More spice and caramel during the finish along with alcohol and fruits. Nice beer!
guzzler67 (1456) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky brown appearance with some residue. No head or lacing. Sweet, fruity aroma dominated by apples. Spicy taste with a tart fruit flavor. Medium-to-full bodied with little carbonation. Long lasting, sweet malt finish.