jsquire (4424) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2004
Amber red color with a thin head and a musty leaf mold smell to it. Dark sugar sweetness with a foreboding dankness of rotting fruit flavors. The tangy was almost balanced off enough to be a tastey beer, but not really my tastes. Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2004
spritzy raisin aroma with hints of candy sugar, caramel colored with a hint of red, candylike mouthfeel, raisins then cloves with a hint of mintiness and bitter tar MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2004
Deep hazy red-brown. Smells of candy sugars and malts. Tastes of a light apricoty fruitness, a mite citric. Very sweet and a bit thin. For 6.5% it certainly tasted too strong. austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2004
This beer is oddly quite dry and astringent. The spice is very noticeable. Bitterness is also rampant not only up front but in a lingering aftertaste. The flavor doesn't agree with me at all. I simply don't care for this beer in the least not so much due to the hops, but rather due to an odd metallic aroma and flavor (like licking silver dollars). Peppery spices also just fail to connect with me. Sorry Pierre, but your creation isn't my bag. Reminds me of brut champagne added to beer. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 11, 2004
Deep copper,light borwn with ruby highlights and a small white head.Spicy,fruit,roasted malt aroma.Flavor is of fruit,spice,slightly acidic.Fruity,dry to almost astringent finish.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 11, 2004
Light brown ruby color, dark fruits and sweet malts in the aroma, with a bit of yeast. Mellow sweet flavor that ends pretty dry. Subtle, yet refined. Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2004
Rusty app. w. nice head. Leaves lace. Spice dominates but not in the sharpish manner I feared - nicely done! Fruit and yeast. A good beer for christmas. jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2004
Hazy ruby body topped by a foamy light tan head. Big yeasty, plum, cherry, and citrus aroma. Flavor is a bit weak given the boldness of the aroma. Some yeasty and nutty flavors. Alcohol and dryness are prevelant on the palate. kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Light coppery brown w/ some orange highlights and a lasting very light tannish head. Some earthy, woody, and plummy, bready malt aromas. There also a floral aroma that probably comes from hops, it's faint, but adds nicely to complexity. Also a light spicy yeast aroma Malty and well balanced, a light bitterness in the finish and end palate; plum fruit flavors, light alcohol, lightly woody w/ a dry finish and woody, hop aftertaste. Light bodied probably due to the higher level of carbonation with warming alcohol and light, very slight, acidic bite on the tongue. Overall very good, luckily I have another bottle to see how it ages. Very smooth and drinkable. A little more than a session ale, but this is one you could drink in mass quantities. Kodos (205) - USA - DEC 31, 2003
Pours BIG. Huge head though short lasting. Caramel, cinnamon, plum, citrus in the nose. I could smell this beer all day! Sweet with no malt presence, yeasty, alcohol dry. Finishes bitter and acidic. A friend recommended this, I am disappointed!