waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2005
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. bottle 12/23/05 @ golden rail. Beer poured a bright yellow color with no head and smelled absolutley aweful. Kind of like really bad budweiser as if bud isnt bad enough already. Little bit of citrus. Just an all around bad news beer that I know I will never see the $4 from that ever again.
Silphium (3177) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaxen-amber body, thin off-white head. Fresh earthy, grassy hops aroma with a nice, lightly sweet biscuity malt backbone. The body is rather thin, but the grassy, earthy hops take precedence over the simple, toasty, bready malts. This does remind me of a California Common or a malty pilsener. Long, earthy, slightly bitter herbal finish. Kind of plain but refreshing.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (Best if consumed by 04/07/06 on the six pack holder). Poured a golden color with a little off-white head that quickly disappeared. Each sniff throughout the drink brought a different aroma. First, grass, then citrus, then fresh baked bread, and then burnt hay. The flavor had honey and hints of citrus. Smooth and very drinkable with a sweet ending.
nick76 (4253) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is a myriad of hops, floral, herbal, and grass along with lemon and malt. The appearance is golden with a nice size head. The flavor is buttery, bread-like, grassy, and hoppy without being very bitter. The aftertaste is slightly peppery. Itís quite drinkable and you get to help a good cause too.
TheBeerGod (5314) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours gold with no head. Nose is sweet and grassy with light honey-ish notes, mild hops and light candied fruit. Taste is similarly honey-ish with sweet malts, grass, light lemon, buttered bread, light hops and dried fruits. Very light feel but very silky as well. Finishes more like an American wheat. Wheat notes, stronger lemon, slightly larger hop profile, less honey and sweet malts, and mild straw. Not bad!
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2005
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours amber gold, ok yellow head. Aroma of citrus and lots of yeast. Not too pleasant smell. Flavor was heavy on the yeast, whole wheat, vague citrus. Finished clean enough, some bitterness. Not bad at all, just not great, but you should drink a pack anyway for charity.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle - Pours golden with a short white head that fades fast to a film but laces after that. Aroma is of bread and floral hops. Flavor is bready as well. A touch of lemon as well. Light and airy palate. Easy to drink but nothing much to remember. A good cause though!
BrockLanders (774) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not nearly as crappy as most of their other offerings. Poured a pale golden yellow with a small white head that disappeared quickly. Light hops and malt in the nose...maybe a bit too cold at the moment. Flavor has a nice citric hop edge with some token sweet malts hanging around. Thin bodied....dry finish. Not bad...decent to swill while watching some football.
mephisto (1269) - TAIWAN - DEC 16, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
another so so offering from abita brewing co, at least itís for the good cause. pretty golden appearance w/ foamy white head. malty nose, somewhat bready, this brew is medium bodied. similar flavor, itís not terrible, but nothing too special.
Aurelius (4313) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This reminds me of Yeungling Lord Chesterfield a bit. Nice golden ale aroma with light, lemonflower citrus hop notes over a slightly taffyish malt. Screw-off cap, OK label, golden ale, three-finger beady head in a pilsener glass. Flavor is mostly dry, and not as sweet as the aroma would suggest. There was something in the beerís flavor profile, however, that absolutely screamed out for chili. I mean, it was as plain as the nose on yer face. This is a beer that the beer snob and the beer slob could come to terms on.