Hildigöltur (5106) - København, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Kerstbierfestival Essen 2003. Brown coloured. Apple aroma. Rather dry and bitter flavour with notes of cucumber.
maupie (923) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer has a light brown body - hue apperance and a fine white scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had a low carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is sweet and it feels heavy.
Kåstå (1274) - Mol, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown beer with a small head. Sweet light fruity aroma. Sweet full spicy and fruity taste. A very nice beer. Neutral to light bitter finish.
TheBeerGod (4640) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice deep ruby-brown mix with a fluffy tan head. Lots of sediment in the bottled clouds it up nicely. The nose is very sweet with a splash of spice - cinnamon, maybe? The taste it also very malty and sweet but the spices come out further. Cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg, ginger and perhaps coriander make their presence known on the tongue. Smooth, dry finish. Great beer!
JorisPPattyn (7311) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear-chestnut colour; thick irregular head, going down lacy. Hefty musty-sweet smell like sugared/preserved figs, plums or dates + something spicey; preserved ginger or sauced pipetobacco. Nice acidic touch around an unbelievably heavy body, sweet, liqueurish (Drambuie), and some spices: cloves, allspice, ginger. Very perfumey, in a nice way. Some alcohol punch in a velvet glove. Nice! And another one that needs some lagering - could hardly go wrong at 11% ABV. One of Johan's better tries.
aracauna (2855) - Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dull, dark, cloudy body. Very light tan head was a bit of a foamer but faded quickly but incompletely. The aroma is soapy and very perfumey. Flavor is figs, spice, fermented grapes (bad homemade wine). It has a very fuzzy mouthfeel from carbonation.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - APR 26, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had from bottle on April 18, 2003 at the Suffed Sandwich
Pours a brownish color with a huge head that is mostly lasting throughout the beer - slightly off-white. The aroma is sweet with hints of alcohol which is nicely disguised in the flavoring. The sweet flavor mixes well with the malts and I was quite impressed. A very fine beer.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy brown color with a medium sized, lingering off-white head. The aroma is malty and alcoholic with touches of prunes spices. Full body with lots of carbonation, the flavor is malty and bready, with strong yeast and fruity tones. The alcohol is well hidden. A fantastic brew, too bad it is not available in the states.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - AUG 22, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Muddy brown; nose: flowery, cherries; rich alcohol and malt dominate this beer with dark fruits, light yeast and a sweet finish.
Bov (8204) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 12, 2002
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
cloudy brown colour, fine head, deep licorice aroma with notes of prune and alcohol, smooth and very sweet, lot of carbonation, dry licorice finish - too heavy but should age well