omhper (19324) - 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 (12361) - 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 (11452) - 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 (9877) - 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 (9443) - 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 (9112) - Indian River County, 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!
maeib (8664) - 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.
Sammy (8566) - 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 (8411) - 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.
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2008 2008-08-26. Crisp dark copper body with a modest tan hand. (3+) Mildly tangy dusty malt aroma, caramel touches. (6+) Similar character to the flavour where a decent amount of hoppy bitterness combines with the slight tang in the malt, sweet caramel malt base. (6+) Average bodied palate is a touch more full than average. Decent but I do not love it. 6/3/6/6/13-14 - 3.1On tap at Volo, Toronto.
Feb 2004. Bottle. I have enjoyed previous samplings of this much more than this bottle. Orangey amber body with waifish off white head, has nutty playdoh (?) aroma to it. Flavour is interestingly different with some malt and bitterness, mostly towards the finish. Hmmm... 5/3/6/3/12 - 2.9