howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brilliant gold body, slightly sticky cream head. Aroma is sweetly malty, slightly grassy. Smooth maltiness, good balance. Nothing that stands out here, but it’s flawless. A good quaffer.
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - JUL 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tastes like Fat Tyre. Grainy aroma, decent session beer I suppose. Not quite my thing.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours a hazy copper- orange with a nice off white head of large bubbles, leaves sheets of lacing in my glass. Fruity aromas, fruity flavors of oranges and pears with some caramel, medium bodied with light carbonation and a kind of watery mouthfeel, finishes sweet.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sparkling amber, fizzy off white head. Subtle nose of spices, fuzzy fruit, yeast, orange zest, grassiness, and touches of toffee. Had a uninspired light bitterness up front, spiced throughout, ending in a light fruity caramel tone. Light bodied, medium carbonation, spiced fruity finish. Not up to par at all for Avery. Hope they try something different next summer ...
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 7, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A decent summer ale.C’mon Avery.Your better than this! Nice color,head and lace.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange amber color with a thin and creamy eggshell white head. Thin lacing too. Nice citrus and yeast aroma. Light-bodied with a mildly bitter character. Soft spices and yeast flavoring as well. Sour fruit aftertaste at times. The finish is dry and fruity with a hint of spice. All in all a decent seasonal from Avery.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
very clear sharp beer. Gold orange with a bit of an off white head. Aroma is sour malt and a toasty full malt. Flavor is tart with a mild malt sweetness. Fruity esters and sour fruitness. Nothing overly complex or amazing, but a clean beer.
Odeed (1773) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 7, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
picked up as a bonus brew in a trade with snowtiger.the karma pours a clear amber with not much head.very little to gather in the aroma.maybe a hint of spice and malt.the flavor is a bit strange.i tasted tomato soup of all things.the only thing i can really say is "interesting"
jde123 (736) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
If I get what I give, then I want my money back for this one. I paid entirely too much for a bottle of this, while it served the role of alcohol vehicle, it didn’t score well in any other category for me. I don’t think I will get this one again.
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12-oz. bottle: Interesting beer. Pours a medium amber with whitish head. Decent lacing. A standard-issue beer aroma. Taste is fairly restrained but some nice nuttiness & vanilla does show through. Somewhat sweet. Not watery, but fairly light bodied. Yes, I’d buy it again.