bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice looking beer with a pillowy beige head on a hazy copper brown base. Musky aroma with some caramel malt beneath. Some sourness is also evident in the early whiff, but not on tasting. Quite bitter with a touch of funkiness lurking in the background, and a warming alcohol level that is well contained. A very interesting beer that is quite unique from anything I’ve had so far.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - APR 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber, hazy with a nice head and lace. Aroma of toasted toffee like malts, some funky yeast, hint of hops, raisons and others. Medium bodied, lively carbonation makes it seem lighter, slides down the throat with velvet like ease. Malty flavor with alot of yeast elements, an earthy/rustic brew, balanced and clean, no sign of 8.5%, would not call it terribly complex but a well made brew for sure.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2oz bottle, no date. Pours a clear orange with slight red highlights and a one finger+ light yellowish beige head. Pretty good retention. It should be noted that this gushed and foamed all over while I ran to the sink--overall loss was probably only a couple ounces. Aroma is yeast, cinnamon, sugar cookies, some cherries and light cough syrup. Flavor has strong alcoholic notes, stale bread dough, some light cherry tang, spices (cinnamon being predominant), Semidry finish with a little stale bitterness. Light to moderate carbonation, medium body. This beer seems past its prime.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good looking beer, a crystal clear amber body with a thick & creamy, well sustained egg shell head. The aroma is cookie dough with soft stoned fruits, soft caramel, and powdered sugar. The malt is more pronounced in the flavor and a splash of vanilla is added. The finish is quietly sweet and somewhat dry. Very nice.
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eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bb end 2009. Beautiful clear amber without much sediment at all. Big fluffy head settles down to permanent 2cm icecap with a bulge in the middle. Lovely aroma mixing doughy, peachy yeasty esters, bready malt, caramel, vanilla. warm malt fills all the corners of your mouth, long finish with some faint bubblegum phenols and a trace of sourness. finish of malt and fruit together gradually dried out with a mellow saazy flavour. This is more stereotypically biere de gardy than 3 monts that’s for sure, all about rich melanoidins. bocky malt without bocky fattiness. should do well in winter with a hunk of roquefort.
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decnet beer that mimics many others. Smells standard and tastes like the bastard child of better beers.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 8, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In the bottle from HyVee CB. Pours a dark gold/light amber with a glorious dense off-white head that remains significant until the last gulp of foam from the bottom of the glass. Aroma of mild fruitiness, raisins perhaps, but not a pronounced aroma by any means. In fact, this beer was nothing like I expected. I thought that there would at least be something special about it. Or at least something remarkable. Flavor an odd quinine perhaps, but not so much that you could tell. Fairly middle of the road beer. Not bad at all, just nothing that stands out. Slight mid palate saltiness. Perhaps a subtle sour cherry taste, but you’ve got to want to find it.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight sourness with some cherries in the aroma.Pours a medium copper with a slight off white head.Yeast and malt stand out in the flavor.Medium mouthfeel with a sweet finish.
thebaldwizard (1206) - Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly sour cherry aroma with hints of yeast come from the medium brown body with a light head and low carbonation. The palate is thin to medium and lies under light caramel malt flavors that have a slightly sour tough to them.
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours all head before condensing into a nice amber color with frothy head. A little caramel sweetness, bready, warm full mouthfeel. The alcohol is well masked. Surprisingly not bad.