RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich amber pour (quite attractive, really) topped with a rocky, tan, long-lasting head (even nicer) with a creamy mouthfeel. Basically a malty sweetness as a base, with a very lightly hopped, crisp finish. Very drinkable and makes a delightful session beer.
jus10cider82 (67) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Frothy head wth medium amber body. I couldn’t get much of the nose except light hops. Slight honey taste. Perfectly smooth start to finish. (12 oz bottle)
MrBunn (2658) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a great beer! Pours nearly perfect looking amber orange with a nice cream head. Smells a little of fruit (apple?) with just a bit of hops. Somewhat peculiar taste that is quite pleasant, but hard to describe... Sweet with mild fruit flavors, but not syrupy. Hops are present, but don’t overpower. So smooth.
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting orangy-brown color. Fizzy with minimal head. Very good flavor, almost like a smoky sweet and bitter ale. Perhaps a nutty flavor. FInishes somewhat dry. Mouthfeel is light and somewhat oily. A very good, unique beer with an interesting history.
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Gorgeous dark orange color, with a strange, sweet, unidentifiable aroma. Flavor is clean and balanced between malt and hops--like the description says it’s sort of an ale-y lager. Its strength and weakness is this smooth flavor, which has no one dominant quality. Fantastic with a meal, probably not bad for just sipping either.
Dorqui (2168) - Brescia, ITALY - FEB 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Foam creamy of good persistence. Color much intense one; amber shining, discreetly bubbly. Medium scent, not particularly strongly. Fresh and rich taste. Fizzy and bitter to the just point; much balanced one.
beerman (8) - Monticello, North Dakota, USA - FEB 23, 2005 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice honey brown color and a off white head. Has kind of a honey taste to it. Overall not bad.
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. malty, almost honey-ish aroma. flavor is a complex maltiness, with a slow balance of hops to finish cleanly. So nice.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. A restrained easy drinking beer with a pleasant though slightly unusual caramel flavour. Overcarbonated and not a very full body.
stouby (4344) - Holbćk, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught, at Rover.
Dark golden, white head. A good taste of malt, ending in a fine bitterness. Very fine.