wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cL bottle, snifter. Holy crap this is a frothy mutha! I donít know whatís different about my bottle but I poured gently and got 70% head, 30% beer. Deep maroon-brown hue, topped by a huge rocky tan head. Great lacing. Caramel and straw malt. Hops...flowers, lemons? Very light. Leather and cobweb yeast aromas are fairly heavy. Dates, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, merlot, cask wood, and touches of smoke and anise. Really great aroma...didnít open up for a few minutes though...strange. *sips* Wha? Er, itís not...sour? Very sweet up front...tastes like fruity hard candies. Still sweet in the finish, a hint of acidity and bitterness show up. Medium body, super creamy texture. Lots of carbonation, but itís very compact feeling...doesnít disrupt the mouthfeel. The bottom line is: this is...wow...just a treat to drink. If it actually had the sourness I was expecting...damn, thatíd be close to perfect. Great fruits, fabulous mouthfeel...just no sour. Damn.
drpimento (2220) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
virtually no head due to light carbonation, fermented date, fig, cherry, raisin nose and sweet/ tart flavors, rich filtered dark chestnut hues; maybe too little fizz, not as much as Iíd personally like. Had it on draft last night at Bodega
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown and amber color. A medium sized white head. The aroma is leather and lemons. The taste is sweeter than I had imagined. Notes of lemons with sugar and some honey. Also notes of cola and a finish with cinnamon. Very nice summer beer. Best by March 26, 2006.
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2005
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Dark red color, small beige head. Interesting aroma, canít place it, but not quite pleasant. Punguent flavor, rather revolting actually. Must be an acquired taste.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2007 Murky red appearance - very thin head. Cherries and light vinegar aroma. Flavor of sour cherries & vinegar but is fairly sweet as well.
doubletriple (52) - Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like sour candy and gumballs, this beer starts out with a twang and is all sugar at the finish. The color is a very nice deep red, the aroma funky, the bottle, the beer, come off like the old world works of art they are.
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Perfumey, sweet, pleasant aroma. Color is a clear dark red-brown. Taste is sour and sweet. The sourness is of the stinky cheese variety. I feel like Iím drinking bacteria. The sweetness ruins it a bit. The sweetess is really simple; like sugar water. Itís almost like putting sweet ní low in iced tea.
stouby (3717) - Holbśk, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, at beer festival.
Brown with off-white head. Fruity aroma and flavor. Sweet and acidic.
DocLock (7829) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to beerhandy for this. Pours cloudy ruby/orange through light (dark brown in ambient light) with smallish head. Aroma of big tart cherries, malt, prunes. Tastes very tart, with tons of cherries, a solid malt backbone, and some finishing earthy peat elements. Complex and nicely balanced. Delicious.
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
mmm, cold and in a tulip / a great complement to my sherbert. sugary acidic fruit, woody, and delicious.