Pailhead (5097) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: Courtesy of Eyedrinkale via trade. Aroma is lightly fruity with wet dog and some grassy and floral hops. Pours a transparent golden orange with a moderate white head with decent retention. Flavor is lightly citrus sweet throughout. Finish is light grassy and flowery hops. Pretty much what I was expecting. Rather unexciting. Maybe a decent lawnmower beer.
Indra (2663) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 22, 2006
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz. bottle. Aroma is fairly slight, just some mildly biscuity, crackery maltiness coupled with vague hints of sweetness and cereal grains. Light-medium golden color, clear, with a lasting, fine, white head. Flavor is likewise on the weak side, being comprised of a very light dosage of bitterness and lemony citrus, sweetening up a bit by the finish, which also sees a tad of pale maltiness late. Palate is creamy, smooth and light with a light-medium body. Eventually gains some mild trash in the nose. Perhaps I expected too much?
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Now before I have even tried this beer. I have had rather dismal comments. But in all truthfulness, I am assuming that this is a smooth, light character, easy drinking, working in the backyard or getting sloppily drunk while yelling at random drunk people riding past you at three miles per hour, type of beer. And lets see if this is a beer I could drink all day at Mardi Gras...Hazy and light golden with an orangish hue. decent white head and an aroma of citrus. Good yeasty nose as well. Super lively and citrus driven. Almost candy-ish in the mouth. Literally sweet. Behind the initial taste explosion, which also surprised me, was a nice mild biscuity malt character. Cold, crisp and smooth. More bite and off-dry. Granted, this will not win any major awards, but thatís not why its here. Itís easy for when you need copious amounts of libations and still have clarity enough to demand something with a little character. And while Iím neither French nor Catholic, this will be joining me on Saturday in Soulard!
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2006
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly hazy golden color with a thin white head on top. Some hints of grassy and citrusy hops in the aroma. Flavor is extremely watery with just a slight hint of citrus. Thereís nothing really special about this beer and it is about to end up poured down the drain.
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a murky lager like golden with a crop of white head. Nose is faintly hoppy, with some sweet malts a little bland. Not much better in the flavor department. Some hop notes with a subtle citrusy thing goiní on. Comes up way short.
aracauna (3145) - Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer really reminds me of the English Blonde Ale Ratebeer homebrew recipe we have here. Itís apparently not the hops, although the hop profile doesnít really come across all that much like the Cascade and Centennial that they list on the commercial description. Itís really a more herbal, almost peppery hoppiness. Cracker malt is fairly dry with a crisp bitterness in the back. Really not a bad golden ale.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear very light amber color with a thin white head. Light hopped aroma with hints of honey. Flavor of light sweetness but overall a tad too light.
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a rich golden with a rocky white head. Strong aroma of larger hops with some molasses. Lively fruity taste on a decent body.
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light gold. Big-bubbled collar of white foam. Dirty yeast and biscuity malt aromas with mild peach scents. Crunchy and airy carbonation. Horribly conditioned. Opens briskly malty, yet with a softer touch of candied peach. Quenching, but quite depthless, with ample dryness coupled with delicate drops of acidity. Pervasive rigidness intensifies as more hard minerally dryness sits atop an even stauncher malt frame. Faint yeast notes manage to protrude in the flavor, but theyíre nowhere nearly as dirty as the nose suggests. Finishes hollow and sparsely sweet with remnants of hop-derived acidity along with fading whispers of peach and crackery malts. Hardly serviceable.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light gold / amber pour... medium frothy white head. Pretty hoppy initial aroma, along with some mint and caramel. Taste is a bit awkward... some papery caramel, grapefruit. Okay beer, but the taste needs some work...