Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyably drinkable, but not remarkable. It pours a hazy yellowed orange with a creamy off-white head that dissipates rather quickly. The nose is pleasant, a slightly pungent sour fruit smell with a bouquet of summer flowers. Lively in the mouth, it has a simple citric fruit flavor, tart oranges mostly, with a bit of floral hop bitterness. Certainly one of the best Italian beers that Iíve had to date.
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PorterPounder (4960) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Marcelloís Wine Market, Baton Rouge, La - 1 pt 9.4 fl oz bottle. Pours a murky, medium orange with a thin, but sticky white head - good lacing. Aroma is slightly funky, some overripe fruit notes, model glue and dried apricots. Flavor shows a little promise, starts off with a bit of green tea, finishes with some dried fruit notes - apricots again - like in the aroma, but nothing really jumps out. Finishes slighlty metallic. Mouthfeel is slighlty thick and sticky. Expected more.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy burnt orange body with a large beige head. Aroma of caramel, plastic, grass, and citrus. Medium bodied with a chaulky finish. Flavor of malt, dates, and mild spices.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured mid brown with a tight off white head. Nose sour.. citrus and wood and earth. Tasted rubbery and had a bit of lawn mixed with malts. A bit watered down tasting and not all that great to drink.
vanvenlo (1103) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
28 Jan 2005 - Good spiritous hop fruit aroma. Orange brown colour, cream coloured head, sheet lacing. Good hoppy complexity, medium malt and simplistic flavour. Tangy nice mouthfeel. Not a great a bitter celery bitter finish.
Sregnar35 (933) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer was very expensive, and very underwhelming. I was extremely disappointed in how thin and lacking of flavors it was.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle. Slightly murk medium orange with creamy head and lacing. Fruity nose with some orange notes. Nice creamy texture. The flavor has a fruity and spicy charater that is very Belgian-like. Very nice beer.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber, off white thin creamy head. Nose on this held hints of fuzzy fruits, golden raisin, spices, pear, and grains, with lighter tones of cooked apple. Flavor was fruity, lightly sweetened, with a decent hop bitterness rounding it out. Full bodied, light carbonation, spiced pear and raisin finish. Nice, but nothing phenomenal...
ABUSEDGOAT (2169) - California, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First of all, this was the hardest beer of my life so far to open. I questioned the power of my pathetic opener. Anyway, pours a golden orange color. Very thick beer, couldnít even see through the glass. Smells sorta like bananas. For me the flavor was just ok, despite how complex it was. This was really really sweet, but the alcohol was also noticeable. It was $13 (which is lower than others here) and was still grossly overpriced. I guess itís worth trying, but definitely not for rebuying (it rhymes).
hopscotch (8395) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Murky, caramel colored ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Flemish nose... lemon and wood. Tastes a bit like brand new Tupperware with a caramel chaser. A touch grassy. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Lengthy, sweet finish with a whisper of mango at the very end. Overall, not a bad brew, but itís a little too sweet for me. Spendy too, at around $15 per bottle.