ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had a leinies right before this, and I didn’t realize that I had begun drinking something different. The aroma is a bit malty, but otherwise nothing doing. Pour is dark cloudy orange with a head that seems to have taken out a 30-day lease. Palate is bright, coppery (metallic), astringent, and crisp. Lactic acid is incredibly obvious, and not welcome. Finishes with a near-barley nose, but edges back toward a generic yeastiness. Not a major find for me.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2005 Thin head. Slightly cloudy off orange, bubbley. Metallic notes in aroma. Taste has some citrus/wheat character, but also a corniness to it. Very light bodied. Pretty bland.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large thanks to the tremendous trader willblake!
I certainly have a different bottle! The one in the Pic is very cool!
Pours a hazy copper body and a full white-capped head. The aroma and flavor are slightly bland but very refreshing. Notes of lemon, musty damp wheat, with a lovely tart yeastiness. You know… this slightly resembles the Berliner Weisse styling. Nice moldy blue cheese thing going on.. Very sharp, crisp and dry. Lovely complexity.. or what I perceive to be. Some notes of green apple sneak in next to some green grapes. I like it!
jtw (1058) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hmm. not quite sure what this is, exactly--well actually i am. it’s a wheaty, guezelike, salty, citrus beer that doesn’t seem to fit anywhere. worth a try.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 4, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Salty sour and lactic note with a citrus acidity . not something I plan on having a gain.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 2, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(500 ml bottle: $3.99 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA) Well, based on the nose, this smells like an adjunct beer with a bit of caramel sweetness. The flavor is equally unimpressive, showing some light caramel/honey initially, with the saltiness and adjuncty wheat flavor taking over once the initial sweetness falls away. Coriander seems pretty light as I doubt I would have picked it out if it weren’t listed as an ingredient, but yeah, it is lightly spicy. Light to medium body, but the aftertaste just kind of hangs on the palate forever. Slightly hazy, medium amber color. Off-white head pours to a good size and shows solid retention, maintaining at least a thick film for the duration of the session. I was expecting much better than this. Not something I’d ever buy again.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4.8% abv in bottle. Spent $8.50 for a half liter but worht it imo... Excellent appearance of slightly cloudy orange yellow color with a kickass head. Aroma is dominated by freshly grinded coriander and a hind of salt. You can detect a slight bit of salt in the taste but not as much as I expected. Some slight bit of sourness and acid but not nearly as much as expectied for a lactic bacteria secondary fermnetation. Very refreshing and fun to drink. A definate plus that this beer can defy the rheinheitsgebot- as it adds spices etc....
1FastSTi (3235) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2008 Aroma was of flowers and coriander. Appearance was a gold/copper color with a nice lacy head. Palate was light and smooth. It tasted salty, herbal, coriander. It was very refreshing. I could drink this all day long (if it weren’t expensive). This really hit the spot. I’d definitely get this again.
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brought to MrFacto’s ’Tosa tasting by 1FastSTi. Hazy orange body, medium off-white head. Earthy hops aroma with notes of caramel and flower petals. Hoppy flavor with very light malt presence, salty, lightly buttery, and with hints of spice. Touches of biscuit and grassy hops. Overall quite thin-bodied and quite tame, almost adjuncty. Certainly doesn’t do anything to evoke a "close relationship to the renowned Lambic/Gueze breweries" as the description states.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JAN 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy red/amberous color. Aroma of appples, salt and honey. Flavor is wheaty with salt and honey coming in. Palate is somewhat thin and dry, VERY interesting brew. Thanks to 1FastSTI for sharing this one!