CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2004
GABF 2004: Clear bronze golden color with a thin white head. Fresh Belgian malty and coriander citrus spiced aroma. Sweet bready caramel malty body with great yeasty spice balance. Finishes rich and somewhat dry with a touch of pepper and hides its alcohol very well. Very authentic Belgian flavor here. An awesome Minnesota brew! badgerben (5324) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2004
Autumn Brew Review 2004. Dark orange color with a thin head. Aroma of bread. The taste is quite alcoholic, coupled with yeast and spice. Tasty! robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2004
2004 Minneapolis Autumn BrewReview. Brick Red. Fruity..Spice.. Very Sweet. Alcholol is Well Hidden. Very Nice Offering! footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2004
On tap,Autumn Brew Review.Dark brownish-red.Fruity scents but also some spice but not like cardoman more exotic.Superb blend of fruit,spices and a sweet syrup that is not way to sweet and has a nice body. davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2004
From a growler purchased on 2/7/04. Carbonation has dissipated a bit, but still some life left in this splendid beer. Color is a deep orangish-gold. Aroma is fruity, spicy and sweet. Carbonation and head was better a week ago. Taste is big, spicy and sweet. Lots of candi sugar sweetness. Finish is long and warming. A bit more of an alcohol burn in the throat than a week ago. Very warming. Wonderful beer from the Twin Cities best brewpub.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2004
I first sampled this at Winterfest 2004, 3 weeks ago and was quite enamored of the thing, choosing it as my pick of the fest. I've got a fresh growler, now that it's on tap at the pub, so how is it now?...Solid orange color, with a lively, fresh, bubbling froth above, very appealing...aroma: Wow! This is the stuff! Fruity, and alcoholic, with an ethereal quality I associate with the likes of Abbaye des Rocs or Delirium Noel...spicy, yes, and flooded with dark fruits, grapes, cherries, plums, with elevated by a sublime, otherworldly somethin' else...So, taste, already...mmmm, flavor rides high in this one, spicy, solid, sure, becomes a magical blend of malt, fruit, spice, hops, and, oh, everything nice. The alcoholic content may lend it it's certain whiskeyish feel in the flavor. This is a marvelous nightcap, an excellent guard against this ridiculous February weather, just the thing to wrap around me before I surrender to slumber. I'm sure I'll have nothing but pleasant dreams with this resting inside me. Part of me feels that this "could use a little 'this-or-that", but that would make it more like something else, and I like this one just the way it is...delicious! JK (6289) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2004
Brown, no head. Aroma is very sweet. Flavors of malt and sugar, with a very little bit of hops. Strong for sure, but you can't tell from the taste. ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2004
cloudy light brown, little head. fruity-banana belgian odor. sweet caramel flavors, plaintain. tasted very light. very sweet, well balanced and smooth on the palate, but not distinct or all too interesting. solid, sippable and thoroughly enjoyable, nonetheless. ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2004
Sampled at 2004 St. Paul Winterfest. Cloudy orange, brown head with large, off-white head. Aroma not too harsh or strong. Very sweet and rich. Very good. beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2004
Color is a lovely chill hazed cherrywood with a slight plum tone within, soft puffy white head and good amounts of lace stick in thin curtains. Lovely aroma, spicy with some clove and yeast, very clean, some nice caramel candy mixed with some light dullish dark fruits of raisin and maybe some fig. Taste is nice as well, takes over from where the smell leads to, clean and pleasantly smooth character with some very nice dark caramel and toffee mixing with some dark fruits and a great touch of spice in both clove and yeast that blend and balance out. Finishes with some malty sweetness then has a calm little floral crispness and favorable spicyness lingers across the palate. Nice smooth and clean character in all aspects of smell, taste, and feel. A well balanced brew, a true keeper from Town Hall. Hopefully this will work its way into regular rotation.
Many samples from Winterfest in St.Paul 2004