beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber color, white head. Aroma of wheat and anise. Strong flavor of anise, the first few sips are even slightly unpleasant but you get used to it after a while, there’s a flavor of wheat too. Medium body, lively carbonation. The finish leaves a chalky feeling in the mouth. It’s very uni-dimensional, which is not usual for DDC.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Mondial de la Bière 2004: Pours a dark golden blonde with a lacy white head. Musky spiced caramel malt aroma. Starts mildly sweet with toffee, gingerbread and cloves. Finishes drier with some more ginger. Mouthfeel is nicely full and properly carbonated. A nice spiced brew.
CapFlu (5115) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Mondial de la Bière 2004. Pours a thin, white head and an orange body. Nose and flavour of bananas and strong anise. Cloudy, fresh and exciting. Not a daily quaff but a nice evening sipping drink.
Radek Kliber (7274) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dominant spice anise aroma, clean and proper. Medium bodied, anise still well represented. One sided but drinkable.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper in colour with a small white head. Aroma had lots of anise, spices, hops, and slightly sweet. Flavour was mildly sweet, lots of anise, dry, some fruit - apples and pears. Medium body. Finishes with a long licorice flavour. Not to bad.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber with a slight haze in color and a small white head. aroma of anise,hops,spice and sweet malt.Fruity,malty and sweet start with a drier finish.
Rastacouere (6176) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark golden, cloudy, thin white head. Aroma is mild with obvious notes of anise, yeasty dough, pears and apples. Gently fruity on the tongue, more pears and anise. Light wheaty acidity. Powerful aftertaste, spicy ginger and anise. Medium bodied, a bit oily, dusty at times. I don’t enjoy this as much as my peers, but the spice is certainly well blended.
jercraigs (10210) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy copperish colour with moderate white head. Spicey aroma with anis and hints of bubblegum at times. Anis flavours mingle so beautifully in the flavour and linger in the aftertaste so much that my notes do not record the pleast malt and wheat that were also there. Very nice palate as well. Mondiale 2T (Capflu).
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Anis figures prominently in the aroma. Hazy opaque light copper with two finger, lasting, white head. Pernod-like anis-seed flavour with biscuity underlying wheat character and notes of lemon. Lasting licorice aftertaste. Highly carbonated and refreshing. Crisp mouthfeel. On tap at the brewpub.
MartinT (9653) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2010 Sparkling star anise, licorice-y nose over shy nutmeg and wheat...Luxurious and warm caramel and wheat malt feel with cohesive anise sweetness and feathery citrus zest...Peppery liveliness perfectly integrated with the more and more prominent nutmeg, under which lie growing grassy, herbal flavors...