muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at 3 Needs. Dark and stout-like, thick tiny head...cinnamon-nutmeg sweetish aroma, very reminiscent of eggnog...spicy-sweet throughout, no real yeastiness at all (thus, nothing "Belgian" about it IMHO), modeled seemingly on something like Anchor OSA, but much sweeter and somewhat syrupy, late ginger and pininess accent the spice, and vanilla-sweet finish to go with that eggnog. A little bit much, really, but interesting.
Lubiere (10442) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown ale with moka head. Pleasant orange and coriander aroma. Some ginger notes. Nice sweet malt with ginger also noted in mouth, with cloves and orange peels. Short in mouth. Overall , very good.