motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 27, 2008
bottled, thanks to henrikb. murky reddish brown, decent off-white head. plenty of spice in the aroma - nutmeg, aniseed and clove. plenty of stewed pear and plum, quite sweet but with some earthy dryness to keep it in balance JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2007
2004 vintage at the Blind Tiger. Deep ruddy brown beer with a thin white head. Aroma is excellent, sweet plums and light caramel, toasted malt and light dried cherry/raisin fruitiness. Light apple and plummy fruit as well. Spicy yeast, some clove and cinnamon. Flavour is a bit less impressive but has lots of caramelized Belgian malt, candi sugar and lots of candied plums, dried fruits and toasted malts. As it warms, some nice banana and smokey phenolics come forward. Sweet but not cloying and surprisingly complex. Good integration of yeasty spice/fruit and malty sweetness. Why they’ve stopped making this, I have no idea. golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - OCT 17, 2007
2004 version on draft at the Blind Tiger. Some belgian spices and malt in the aroma. The flavor has some bubble gum and spice, but maybe isn’t as smooth as one would expect. Decent overall. pamoja (57) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Very malty. Good head. Rich amber with dry finish. Fruity with classic belgian yeast. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
rauchbier (3891) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2006
Source: Brewfest, Duramn, NC, Winter
amber, rich malty aroma and flavor, well balanced, uninspired but desrving another review
Source: brick store
dark brown, thin tan head, spicy aroma, rich malt flavor, nice ripe fruit character, mosyly dry, touch of balancing bitterness in the finish, needs a bit more depth but still quite tasty
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Bottle, DBF 2005. Bronze, thin off white head, moderate condition. Big estery banana maltiness in the nose, sweet full and estery in the mouth with hints of esters and banana, lingering bitterness mingled with esters in the finish.
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2006
Tap. Pours a dark ruby brown with a lingering beige head. Aroma is dried fruit, yeast, sweet. Flavor is sweet, dried fruit, yeast, clove, alcohol. Palate is medium-full, sticky sweet finish, medium carbonation. good. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2006
Draught at Capital Ale House in Richmond, VA. Clear golden color with bubbly white head that laced the glass. Pleasant yeasty, estery nose and flavor, especially cloves. Dry without any tartness. Pretty good. jonas (7588) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2005
Tap - sampled at the Copenhagen beerfestival 2005FrkAabenhuus (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2005
Amber, brown low head.
Caramel, fruit and berries,
relatively light body - easy accesable.
Draught at DBF 2005. Dark brown with a off-white head. Sweet malty, fruity aroma and flavor with lots of yeast. A bit thin I think, but still very soft. A bit dry in the end.