PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - APR 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden (greyish) unclear. Small white head. Fresh, yeasty aroma. Floral. Fruity. Citrus. Hops. Malty sweet aroma. Pepper. Pineapple? Wheat, yeast. Some perfumy notes. Somewhat oily palate.
ClarkVV (3927) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Unsure of the date on this one, sampled at Julios Spring Beer Fest, 04/02/05. Bottle. Pour is a light straw yellow, with a faint tinge of amber. White head is large and mostly lasting. Aroma of light bret, spicy hops and hay, quite dry and rustic, with some white pepper, and perhaps some caravienne and biscuit malts. Dryness in the nose is very pronounced in the body. A uniquely flavored beer, for me, as I have tasted little like this. Some similarities to Orval, though nowhere near as hoppy, but it has that dry, almost band-aid like yeast quality, with some hay and light bread/grains. Dry toast, lightly astringent. Seems like lots of white pepper, though that may just be lots of dry biscuit malt. Engaging carbonation is natural and does not interrupt the medium, smooth body. No alcohol noted, wow, didnt realize this was 8 abv. Some honey, band-aids/plastic and cracked grains linger on, but ultimately far too dry for my tastes.
Pailhead (5330) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Yeasty citrus aroma with some light sourness. Pours a bright yellowish-orange with a white head. Up front the flavors are banana, citrus, and yeast. Finishes lightly bitter and lightly spicey,
Lunkie (1507) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet amlt floral aroma. Thick creamy head with poor lacing and cloudy yellow colour. Creamy smooth flavour with hop aftertaste. Smooth palate.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAR 29, 2005
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(on bottle) Red-golden, with pretty, pale white and lasting head. Light sour, medical and fruity nose. Round, some-what spicy(time) og a sharp freshness from the esters. The medicinal-ish taste ruins the finish.
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light amber color with fine golden shine and outstanding warm-white creamy head. Fine refreshing aroma’s of fresh stone fruits, fresh bread, yeast, some cachew nuts, a little caramel, fine herbs and spices. Taste is elegant malty, with nice touches of fresh peach, some mints, spices and fresh white bread. It end with a smooth malty fruityness and a great accent of fine hops.
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is yeasty, like the trub at the bottom of a fermentation tank.Hoppy.
Flavor is malty caramel with some subtle spices. Wow. I want more of this.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Murky yellow color with a small head and lots of floaters. Sweet malt flavor with lots of citrus and dark fruits.
Flavor definitely does not match the appearance. Very malty sweet with a bunch of caramel and tropical fruits. Very enjoyable beer.
JadoreBlanche (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the keaton in London...pours an amber coloured body, with slight frothy head. Huge sedimentaion. Initial aroma of citrus fruits, with some spice. Tatse is very sweet, with flavours of pear and banana. Alcohol is present aswell. The finish was nice, slight burn form the alcohol, but great beer to sip while conversing with friends.
mephisto (1272) - TAIWAN - MAR 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2005 a hazy, well carbonated bottle, w/ fruity aroma. it has a slight bitter aftertaste w/ a hint of exotic spice. a very nice beer.