omhper (20935) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown-orange. Dry, bitter and nutty.
Oakes (13454) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2000
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2005 Re-rate is long overdue, please disregard these comments as they are not indicative of the recent history of this beer.
It has its moments, but they are few and far between. The aroma has at times been absolutely wonderful. Other times, it’s AWOL. The flavour has ranged from astringent burnt to smokey-crystal malty.
argo0 (12042) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber body with medium beige head. Aroma is nutty, medium sweet, light cherry. Taste is nutty and medium sweet. Medium watery body.
Lubiere (11014) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A copper alt with a thin off white head. Sweetish sugar malt aroma, almost like light acidic seven up points. In mouth, a nutty grassy malt with light torrefied notes, herbal, light hopping, not bad. Hadn’t had this in a long time.
Bov (10377) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 14, 2000
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
red-brown colour, fine head, hint of cherry, complex, dry finish
hopscotch (10077) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crystal clear orange brew with a creamy, off-white head. Interesting ink-blot lacework.
Nutty, caramely aroma with notes of English toffee and milk chocolate.
Malty, nutty flavor. Medium-bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel. Medium-length, dry, grassy finish. Very satisfying! Could prove to be a very good Fall session beer!
Sammy (9450) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
some malt, some kind of fruit, some deep copper color. Not a beer to have in abundance. Harsh aftertast
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served as Magnotta Altbier. Pale golden pour. The aroma is quite noble and floral with a bright herbal character and a bit of light floral character. Soft and a little bit of malt sweetness as well. A touch of hoppy character. The aroma has a bit of light honeyed sweetness along with some soft hoppy bitterness. Pretty nice stuff really.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2007 Bottled - Smokeless Joes Toronto. Uninteresting musty aroma but a pleasant grey-black colour. The flavour is interesting with a malty tanginess. Not a bad beer.
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2002
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2003 Watery hop-laden peaches enveloped by delicate smoked caramel...Slight astringency in the end enveloped by intriguing almond skins...I much prefer McNeill’s...