DocLock (8529) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gold pour with 2-finger white head. Aroma was of heavy noble hops, citrus, some honey, malt, and fruit. Not a bad aroma. The flavor was a letdown after sniffing this one. I got some hopcit and slight fruit plus some phenols. Watery palate. Buying this one made me feel good, but drinking it did not.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours copper with a smell but stubborn white head. Smells of soap, straw and some grass. Taste is of rice, some coriander and breaddy. Finish is watery, but not as bad as some have rated prior. Definitely drinkable if a bit bland.
Tmoney99 (11901) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured a clear amber with a huge frothy white head that lasted. Good balanced malt and hop and grain aroma. Medium body with thin texture. Light sweet grainy flavor in a light finish. To soft of a close.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear amber body. Grainy tart aroma of corn. Weak flavor - stewed corn. New Orleans isnít going to be rebuilt on this crap.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale gold, short head but good lacing. Aroma is floral, herbs, perfume. Tasted lightly sweet with light dusting of herbal hop. Perfume kept lingering on and not in a good way.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2006
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Transparent and magnifying yellow-gold in color with multi saliva wisps for the head. Aroma discourages with lemon poppyseeds, dandelions, chlorine and corn. Flavor is slightly more optimistic. Light, sugarless cornbread motif. Small suggestion of a crescent roll complex partnered with lilac floral traits. Low resistance (save the retching) on the palate and mildly carbonated, finishing like a face plant in momís carnations. Iím more likely to donate four times the amount of money directly to a hurricane relief effort than to drink this charitable concoction again.
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2006 Thanks John. The beer pours to a glowing copper amber body with a nice white head and excellent light lacing. The aroma is very strong. Full of sourdough bread and dandelions with floral hops and silage. The flavor is a lightly sour silage. The palate is very carbonated with a light sourness to it. This beer isnít spoiled, but I could live without it.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden-yellow body with some yeast swirls and a dense, uniform, sudsy white head. Aroma of cereal grain, lightly toasted wheat, sweet cooked corn, and some cheesy hops. Nutty, cereal flavor with elements of nectarine, corn, and cheese. Medium sweet, although the impression is less because the body is thin. Medium bitter finish. Mouthfeel is like fizzy, sweet carbonated water. Itís a shame they couldnít have stepped up their game more with this.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a Tripel Karmeliet glass, to keep the fleur-de-lis iconography going...
Clear amber hue, nice, snow-white head, drifts down to size with haste.
Aroma is soft, yet hoppy...lots of fruity esters, mingled with sweet malt, and minor bitterness. Nice.
Nice bitter hoppiness right up front, lightly fruity, then it travels to the back and exits. Mild mouthfeel, yet still a brew with character. Medium body, easy drinkability. Smooth, while still hoppy, with a bright citric flavor.
Not bad, not bad at all. A charity beer that goes in the direction of approachability, as is the sensible plan. Who wants to put money toward a good cause for a beer they wonít want to drink?
I canít buy it locally, but salute the brewers for their efforts to pitch in, give aid, and help bring New Orleans back.
Now, whereís my red beans and rice?
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I really was not impressed with this stuff. It was fairly light colored. Medium to light bodied. A good bit of carbonation. The most memorable thing about it was the hops. And even the hops werenít that special. There was the slightest metallic edge to the bitter, but it didnít stick around too long. Turbodog is still the only Abita beer I really liked a lot.