Oakes (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 27, 2001
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Notably spicy aroma, and drinks just a little bigger than true session style.
argo0 (12515) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden body with smallish off-white head. Aroma is sweet, clove, coriander, lemon, wheat. Taste is lightly sweet, some lemon sourness, light coriander, finishing herbal hoppy. Medium/light and watery body (not watery taste) makes for a pleasantly drinkable summer ale.
Tmoney99 (12420) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Belmont Party. Poured hazy amber color with a large fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate yeasty orange citrus aroma. Light to medium body. Medium citrus sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle pours an off white creamy head, color is hazy apricot. Aroma is sweet malty, followed by a like taste. Nice carbonation. Very similar to their White Beer.
Lubiere (11589) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice spicey nose with a nice white head. The taste is not what i would expect. a watered down blanche with little caracter.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Special Reserve
Source: Ale Atlanta
hazy yellow, whispy white head, sweet malty flavor, touch of spicyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2007 Bottle (batch #8)... RBSG2003...
Hazy, light golden ale. Huge, white head that retains well. Good lacing.
The nose is yeasty with notes of green apple and spices (clove, cinnamon and coriander?).
The flavor is light and well-balanced. Lightly spiced and vineous.
Light-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and very soft carbonation. Short, refreshing finish.
DocLock (8797) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark golden with a big white head and great lacing. Aroma of malt, citrus, candi sugar, chardonnay, peat, and corn flakes. Tastes dry, fruity, with citrus, hops, chardonnay, and honey at the finish. Super complex. My glass looked like it was full of floaties, until I realized that it was full of stationary carbonation bubbles. The effect was amazing!
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Some earth-laden spices and tropical fruit…Nice yeast presence…Light summer…
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 13, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Speciale Reserve batch 9. Amber with a nice white head. Some citrus, yeast, and spice in the aroma. Lot’s of wheat and clove flavors with some citrus. Way too much cloves. Heavy carbonation. Some sweetness, but also a wheat bite. Finishes with a bit of cookie sweetness.