leaparsons (9100) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red/brown with a small white head. Aromas are sweet malty and doughy with hints of fruit. Flavours are sweet and malty with a roast character, bready dough and some smokiness coming through. Has rich winter fruit, quite Xmassy. Quite light on the finish but all up to that point is very good.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Clear copper colour. Frothy, lacey, medium-sized head. Cookie malt aroma with what could be hints of cinnamon. Honeyish, slightly sweet taste with a cookie malt background. I really like the honeyish notes. I find it amazing how they put typical winter flavours into a beer, while staying with the reinheitsgebot. This is what German winterbeers should all be like. Thanks to joss for this late winter-season treat. Though this style fits the current weather better than the already avaiable maibocks.
jasonp (1557) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy amber with white head. Aroma is somewhat reminescent of molasses and dirt. Has has notes of caramel, toasty malts and some hints of fruit. Light/Watery palate with subtle carbonation.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy shining peachy gold. Nose yeasty, some lemon and spice. Smells like a weizenbock with mint, interestingly enough. Flavor is fruity with plenty of butterscotch and yeast, some earthiness. Very creamy.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Hazy copper color with an off white head. Aroma is molasses, tea, earth. Taste is tea, molasses, sweet grains, sour grains, light earth. Light body.
egajdzis (5695) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy copper color with a bubbly white head, and light spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of earth and toasted malt. Taste of caramel, nuts, roast, with light bitterness.
argo0 (12496) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(best by 2-27-07) Cloudy amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, apple, light earthiness. Taste is medium sweet, apple, nutmeg, light earthy. Watery light-medium body, somewhat crisp.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange with a frothy white head. The aroma is tons of sweet malt almog with some earthyiness. The flavor a is nice germanic maltiness. Medium sweet some light bitterness and cocoa. Finsih is a bit flat. Medium body.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a orange/amber with a small bubbled white head. Caramel malt aroma, lightly fruity. Taste is very smooth and clean, moderate malt sweetness up front, caramel tastes, lightly toasty, with a subtle floral/spiced hop finish.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clouded orangey body, good head formation. Strong malty, dark fruits, prune aroma. Smooth caramel palate, some burnt fruitcake flavor, toasted sweet raisiny finish. Couldn’t decide on this one, but it does mellow very well in the aftertaste.