beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy orange color with lots of floaties and no head. Dry aroma of fruits and yeast. Flavor of spices, lavender, fruits and yeast. Light to medium body, creamy texture, moderate carbonation.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque cloudy orange-yellow color. Nice off-white head recedes to a ring. Big nose, very spicy. Original notes of lavender and spruce reminds of soap or deodorant. Woody and dry character, I wouldn’t mind drowning in that one. Nicely floral yeast aptly providing new developments in mouth where sage and aquatic plants juice bring up a whole new world of interesting flavours, but it’s globally less well integrated than the nose. Moderately carbonated, medium bodied. Impressive Italian beer!
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma had slight flowers, a thin citrus note, and malty. The flavor had slight flowers and citrus notes w/ a little maltiness. The flavor was kinda thin. The beer poured a slightly cloudy yellow w/ thin head and lacing. The mouthfeel was light and creamy.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a golden body with some floaters, topped by a medium thick, white head with some lacing. It’s slighlty sweet yet a touch sour with a lemony note. Not much else. Medium bodied and dry.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poursa golden hue with a light white head. Aromas of wheat, light spice, a light clove/honey note with a light muskiness. Flavors of lemon, honey, wheat, spice with a lingering sweet/sour finish. Lemonade like flavor and tartness.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2005 (Bottle 75 cl) Another unique beer from Teo Musso Matterino. Apparently brewed with "Kamut" - a grain found in the graves of the Pharaohs! Added cane sugarjuice and a colour like the desert of Namibia! Well, Teo you certainly are a good storyteller. Fully golden, unfiltered, not much head. Strangely spiced, almost peppery aroma - not easily defined. Is it the kamut? An underlying sweetness and just a hint of hops. Very fascinating. 181104
Choos (562) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: hop with some stone fruit and a very mild hint of candy. Appearance: cloudy orange/brown with a smallish short lasting head. Flavour: sharp hop, some malt and a little bit of fruit and noticeable alcohol. Palate: thin with a lasting hop and almost tart fruit aftertaste.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours slightly hazy orange with a foamy snow white head. Rather artificial and sharp flavor of yeast with fruity notes. Flavor of citrus, orange and apricot with hints of spices and cinnammon. Touch of infection!?
DarkElf (3014) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750 ml bottle: $13.99 at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA) Strong notes of spice (most notably, coriander and ginger?) and lemon are the dominant force in both the aroma and flavor of this beer, which along with the zesty carbonation, contribute to a pleasant, refreshing and clean mouthfeel. It’s somewhat sweet and quite fruity, but at the same time, fairly tart. The malt profile is pretty much in the background, something you really have to focus on to pick out, and seems to resemble a light wheat beer. Medium in body with a long-lasting finish. The color of this beer is bright orange, like dried apricots. The beer is cloudy with thousands of dark specs suspended in the liquid, with the heavier particles falling out of suspension. The initially fizzy, soda-like off-white head dissipates fairly rapidly to a thin, bubbly layer, and leaves no lacing on the glass. Not the kind of beer I’d drink often, but it’s a nice departure from "traditional" beer.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2006 Hmmm. Didn’t know what to think before I had it and didn’t know after. Poured a hazy yellow. Flavors and aroma were tart and citusy. Some lemon. Light bodied and finish dry. (2.4)
Re-rate 7/2/06 Still hazy yellow. The aroma was lightly sweet and malty with ctirusy fruit notes. Malty and fruity flavor with a hint of yeasty funk. More palatable this time. I don’t know how often this product turns over. Maybe the first bottle was bad or maybe my tastes have changed. Hmmm