garthicus (2569) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 8, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Grassy aroma a little skunky too, frothy head, A wheat/grass like flavour with a bitter aftertaste, caused a saliva flow, nice but not special
Maria (9964) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one was among the first beers I rated, and it holds a special place in my heart. And I love the word-play in the name! It’s golden and has a nice head and a rather special aroma, that actually makes me think of a ferret. Luckily this isn’t the case in the flavour, that has nice notes of malt, hops, flower, fruit and a touch of honey. The bitterness is suitable and the finish is nice and crisp. A nice and uncomplicated beer.
Gorbalev (2887) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2007
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, Jerc, and GregClow, my bottle. Aroma was awful, thank you clear bottle. Skunky malt, yeck. Amber pur, small white head. Taste: better than aroma! Hops, sweet malt, over a light body. Too bad about the clear bottle, this one wasn’t too bad really.
maeib (8286) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. A copper coloured beer with a nice white head and a bit of lacing. Some sweetness in the aroma which otherwise is quite dull. The taste has some floral qualitles and some bitterness, but there’s too much tinny notes from the pasteurization. A bit dull.
GregClow (2806) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2007
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, jerc & tupalev - courtesy of tupalev. Clear golden-orange with a small head. Aroma is skunky, and not much else. Flavour is a bit better than the aroma, some sweet malts coming through, but generally pretty boring.
blankboy (5745) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle (500ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, tupalev & jerc -- courtesy of tupalev. Pours a clear orange with an average size diminishing white head. Aroma of the ol’ skunkyness -- Pepe Le Peu! Stupid clear bottles. Flavour’s sweet and unfortunately also skunky with some grain and sweet malt. Light to medium bodied. This would be so much better in a brown bottle...sigh.
HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (500ml - clear). Shared with blankboy, GregClow, jerc and tupalev, tupalev’s bottle. Slightly hazy amber, small head. "eau de badger" - seriously, smelled like a wild musky animal - skunky and funky, with some grassy hop residue after the clear bottle killed it. Taste - sweet, grainy & skunky - meh - average body, slight astringency, the only lingering flavour was the skunk. Oh, these fucking clear bottles ... (10/20 for what it might be like less lightstruck)
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2009 2009-11-13. Golden amber body with a small beige head. 3+ Caramel malt, lightly toasty aroma, mild. 6+ Flavour is similar, light toast, mild caramel, alludes to light oak at times. Average palate. Okay. Less skunky than the last time. 6+/3/6/3/12 3.0 Bottle shared by DougShoemaker..
2007-03. Bottle. Golden amber, small white head. Very skunky aroma up front. Light grainy bitterness, astringent. Mild caramel malt. Thin. Not in great shape - another victim of the dreaded clear bottle. 4/3/4/2/8 2.1
"Somehow I cloned a batch of monkey frogs."
gunnfryd (9701) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, butterscotch. Flavour is malt, caramel, butterscotch. a little bit boring.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle, from Tesco. Orangey colour with a meagre white head. A pleasant enough, clean, fresh and fruity beer with some flowery, resinous notes in the aroma and touches of orange in the flavour. Unfortunately it can’t quite throw off the papery taint that is the legacy of pasteurisation. Curiously, I notice that I scored this higher than the cask version.