willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
05.22.05 12oz bottle thanks to beerslayer at jimmack04 invitational. Golden amber pour with medium white head. Hard to figure what this beer is trying to be just form sniffing as the stuff is all over the place. Lots of tropical fruits, but in the background, lots of biscuity malt, but in the background, lots of yeasty spice, but in the background. In all, everything interesting about this brew seems to be in the background while at the forefront is mostly just a sort of generic and not that tasty Belgian ale. An uninteresting that fades to nothing on the swallow, and your’e not so sorry that it does.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the Slayer at the Jimmack invitational gathering. Golden, clear, white head. Malty, fruity, light alcohol,, and vege aroma. Light malt and spice flavor with a dry bland finish. Not all that great...
Pailhead (4362) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2005
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Lots of orange in the aroma with a light hoppiness and some yeastiness. Pours a transparent amber with a small white head that diminishes quickly. Very light. Orange is there like in the aroma, but I would say the flavor is more fruity. Light caramel and hops in the finish. Orange flavor linger into the aftertaste. Very thin. Avery makes some very good beers, but this is not one of them.
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - MAY 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured an orangish straw color. Had a medium sized white head with nice sized and plentiful carbonation. The aroma is fruity sweet with caramel like malt, also some sticky candy and corn notes. The flavor is flowery with some spicy yeastiness. There is bitter grapefruit peal and very light Belgian sweetness deep down. Some sourdough bread also. Interesting combo. Body is light and bright on the tongue (medium body). Not the best but drinkable.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting brew - reminds me of a witte, but no, reminds me of a light Belgian, but no, reminds me of....shoot, I don’t know. I’m not sure what they were trying for here - it’s a nice light summer brew, clear goldeen, short head, some lacing. Aroma is slightly spicy and malty. Taste is "Belgian", some spices, lightly sweet, finish is more dry. Overall, it’s a nice satisfying hot weather brew.
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
So this is the "saison" the Avery guy mentioned in the interview on ratebeer a while back. Well, its not. This has a nice fuity, apricot aroma. It has a sweetish, fruit malts with some herbal hops. Basically, this is like an english pale ale but with some Belgianish malts. Interesting.
legion242 (2089) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An interesting little beer. Kinda hard to tell what they were going for- I don’t get a whole lot of the "farmhouse" aspects that I would expect. Yet, it is really mild in the "belgian" department- not overly "boozy" tasting. But very drinkable and I am glad I got a six pack.
FoolishMortal (986) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Kevin for the bottle. Pours a deep yello tinged orange color. Effervescent white head fades gently. Sweet malt aromatics complement yeast ester smells of peach and citron. Somewhat watery nose, then blends into some uninspired flat malt flavors. This is perked up by slowly emerging ester hints of banana, peach, and currants. Slightly yeast spicy finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and never becomes to heavy or sticky.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured dark brown with a good thick head and lacing.
Aroma is sweet malts, fruit and light hops.
Flavor is sweet malts with a bit of spice on the finish.
Palidor19 (2871) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gives of a nice malty first taste. Flavors of fruit and some spice, I detect a wee bit of peach in it. I fould this very drinkable and enjoyable.