Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with an orangish-gold body topped by a thick head with a good amount of lacing. It’s sweet, buttery and toffeeish with a slight grassy note. Medium bodied, smooth and slightly warming.
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy copper orange, with a small white head.
Dry, fruity aroma with a musty apple character.
The apples return in the dry, somewhat alcoholic flavor. Very much like calvados, in fact!
Unfortunately, it’s a wee bit watery, and has an annoyingly bubbly, carbonated mouthfeel. Quite original nevertheless.
mabjork (692) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy light brown with minor white head. It has an earthy scent, something you can find in the flavour as wel, reminds me of spoiled apples with a sweet after taste.
TBone (17266) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2007 Bottled vintage 2005, 75cl bottle, alc. 8 %
Clear amber colorm decent white head. Woody, a bit earthy nose. Very earthy, mould flavor. Crisp, carbonated, grassy hops in the background. Some apple, maybe from calvados barrels? (4/3/6/3/11 2.7)
Bottled vintage 2007
Clear orange color, small white head.
Earthy, apple-like aroma. Cellary flavor, fruity, woody hops and alcohol. Similar to 2005 vintage. (6/2/6/3/12 2.9)
Metalhead (644) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
orangey deep honey color with a large pillowy head. I could smell this from a couple feet away when first opened. Aroma is sweet like a combo of honey,mild malt,grains,yeast,hints of pound cake. Slightly dry finish. Left the lips a tad sticky. This bottle was 2 yrs old. Paid $8. Would not buy all the time but nice to have a couple stashed away.
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy and light orange. Fresh, inviting nose. Sprightly aromas. Light, fluffy, pillowy body was nice. Light lemon and sweet orange. Mild, cakey-sweet malts; very faint bitterness. Yeasty, doughy and fresh. Delicate beer. Pleasant to drink.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin head, clear light yellow. Aroma is incredibly musty, basement, very dry. Light sweet taste, lots of grassy hops. Finish is mild bitterness and drying. Nice velvety mouthfeel. Interesting stuff.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
My 705 has the 3 Monts G.R. Label? Huge chunky white head over golden, bubbly ale.
The nose is yeasty and a hint of malt. The taste is complex for a golden, but I wish I could try side-by-side w/ reg. 3 Monts.... the tastes are too similar. Malty and tounge-numbing. Its over me, but maybe stale cookies? Fuk it, worth buying again @ like $6-7, Greens.
malty (12) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought 3 bottles..now i cant find anymore.. 2003 vintae...under GRANDE RESEVE SPECIAL ALE..golgen hue to the pour..medium head..loosly laced.musky.aroma/with aflower&fruity arter blend ..taste fine[suprised1] 2nd bottle..1year later..smooth drinkability.b+..3rd bottle still under wraps..matbe drink on newyears this year...ill let you know if it holds up...malty.out...
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2007 Bottled (Drank in Sept 2005). Dark golden colour, mediumsized white foamy head. Weak fruity aroma. Fruity flavour with sweet alcohol. Good one. 7 3 7 3 12
Bottled (2007 vintage, tnx omhper). Golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is malts, grass, earth and some slight sweetness. Flavour is caramel malts, earth, grass, some herbs and hops. Pleasant. 6 3 8 4 14.