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 didnít score well in any other category for me. I donít 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, Iíd buy it again.
Darkover (1506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2010 Golden color with a beige head. Sweet aroma of cookie dough, spices and vanila. Flavor of grainy malt and a little spice and vanila.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle) Medium, creamy beige head atop crystal clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, apple, melon, hay, lemon. Taste is medium sweet, apple, melon, caramel, pepper, lemon, some cookie dough, orange. Watery light-medium body, light chalkiness, nice crispness, would work as a lawnmower beer.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clouded golden appearance, decent head formation. Mild grainy, lightly spiced aroma, a touch of clove. Nice yeasty palate, slightly soily, fairly hoppy and citrussy. A little thin overall and a little confusing style wise (although Iíll credit that to it being the idea).
lamas (1284) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear copper pour with a smallish light-tan head that leaves some webbed lacing. Aroma is hoppy, citrusy, perfumed and spicy. Tastes like a mix between a saison and an IPA. Delicious. Medium to thin-bodied. Perfumed qualities along with some citrusy, bitter hoppiness and heavy spices. Lots of pepper and bitter hops in the dry finish. Another great beer from Avery. Whatís with the poor ratings? This is a great beer.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was surprisingly good despite the ratings. Deep gold/light amber with a small head which fades. Aroma is nice and yeasty, a bit fruity and a ;little bit of spice/pepper. Light malty flavor with hints of spice, yeast, and some hoppiness in the end. Finishes very clean and somewhat dry.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 29, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear orange body with light white head and lace. Mild fruity aroma, maybe apricot or lemon, wheat, yeast, touch of pepper. Iím not sure what kind of Belgian style this is going for, but it tastes to me like a wheat/saison hybrid, leaning heavily towards the wheat side. Watery body giving way to a lingering lemon and wheat finish. Lively carbonation. It might be cool if they renamed this karma chameleon ale and put Boy George on the bottle. Maybe not.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep orange-amber color, soapy white head. Fruity strawberry aroma with some chardonnay-like hops. Grainy finish.
OldStyleCubFan (76) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Color is nice cooper, small head. What is this beer? I donít get it. Not hoppy enough for a pale ale, not spicy or fruity enough for belgum, not malty enough for a traditional ale....Seems like itís trying to be everything for everyone but itís not for me.....my first avery brew and Iím disapointed....