shigadeyo (3633) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color (almost clear) with an off-white crown. Moderate amount of carbonation and splotchy lacing. Grassy and floral hop aroma with a little doughy maltiness in the background. Flavor is fresh floral and light citrus hops (orange/lemon - must be the Centennial in there!) with some buttery malt. Finish is has somewhat a somewhat "green" hop bitterness. Overall this beer is pretty well balanced. A bit thin on the palate, but still enjoyable and refreshing. Another solid Abita brew! Iím glad I was able to try a bottle of this since it seems to be getting difficult to find around my neck of the woods now... Actually, the further and further I get through this bottle, the more I like it. It reminds me of a good English bitter or Pale Ale in some ways...
12 oz bottle, $1.90 from Jungle Jimís.
thedm (5611) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This bottled brew from a restaurant poured a large sized head of foamy white colored bubbles that was and left behind a transparent softly carbonated yellow-orange colored body and a very good lacing. The strong aroma was hoppy malty and dough. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of malt and mild hops. A decent one but not one that I would consider buying again.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Better flavor than the other Abita beers Iíve had, enjoyed this quite alot for the style, a slight bitterness to this one, but flavor was still lacking for me, ok brew overall. Drinkable.
jonas (6698) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2006
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Elderflower aroma. Pale golden, low head. Very lightbodied, dry papery malt, elderflower hop counter. Cardboard retronasal. meh
hotstuff (4861) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Small off-white head that mostly diminished, mostly transparent, minimal lacing, visible carbonation, and a golden hue. Nose was hoppy and citrus. Flavor was mildly hop and mild citrus. Tingly mouthfeel. Light body. Just a so-so brew IMO.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Slob. Thanks! Itís a little sad when the city (Houston) that took a great portion of Katrina refugees into her care canít get this beer. Itís even more sad when I, as a Houstonian, have to trade with someone in MARYLAND (no offense to Maryland residents) to get this beer. Iím not asking for a poster proclaiming our (Houstonians) generosity, but címon. We should be able to buy this beer. [/SOAPBOX] Pours a deep amber. Aroma is dull hops and a touch of Cajun swampwater. Flavor is a cinammony hops; very reminiscent of an ale that should be partaken during the Christmas holidays. Medium mouthfeel. A session beer.
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber color. Aroma is nice floral hops with some citrus. Taste is citrus hops with a nice caramel backbone. Easy drinking ale.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 21, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle, from Holiday Wine Cellar. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber, with little to no head, even with a vigorous pour. Sweet fruity and toasty malts, orange juice, apricot, light honey notes and clover with floral hoppiness. Somewhat sweet toasty malt flavor, floral and vegetal notes along with a bitter herbal hop finish. Light to medium body and tingly carbonation.
emacgee (4593) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber ale with a generous tan head. Very fruity, floral hops. Tastes slightly bitter, but not to the point of an IPA. Laces well. Has about the maximum hops I can enjoy. Bitter, but not to the point of extreme. Nice finish. A good beer.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First Abita beer Iíve had in a long time. Pours light orange with a bit of haze and no head. Light fruit in the aroma (berry like) with a hint of grain. Very light flavor with easy grain flavors and hints of the berry you note in the aroma. Some kind of grassiness also. Seems like more of a lager than an aleÖ.