presario (4437) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Extra points for originality. Thick ivory head. Slightly cloudy. More yellow than orange. Can smell the sea (salt) in every sniff. Some yeast in the aroma as well. Images of drowning and seaweed are conjured up from the taste. Salty and sour, with the spice kicking in suddenly half a minute after swallowing. A salt water wheat; interesting.
jaymobrown (1588) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hmmm, unfortunately I didn't have as nifty a bottle as the one shown here. Anyway. Had a nice apricot color with a beautiful soapy foamy head. I enjoyed the look of it quite a bit. Bright lemon, candy sugar nose. Not really sweet, but like a Lemonhead. Something kept poking around in the taste that I couldn't quite get a handle on. A type of tangy, citrus flavor. Not quite a lemon/grapefruit but something akin to it. Interesting brew. Not a whole lot going on, and there is a type of feed-bag burlap sack flavor in the end, but enjoyable.
hotstuff (3579) - Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. When poured, the head was medium sized and white with fine-medium sized bubbles that mostly dissipated. The body was carbonated and semi-transparent with a yellow-gold hue. The aroma was malty, hoppy, sweet, citrusy, bananas and cloves. The flavor of this beer was bitter, sour, tart, and fruity tasting. The mouthfeel was sour and the lacing was fair.
thedm (4853) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 17, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This bottled brew poured a large head of finely sized off-white colored long lasting bubbles that left behind a fair lace. The body was a transparent softly carbonated light orange brown color. The aroma was very mild malt hop one. The mouth feel is a bit odd with a moth off initial feeling followed by a cleaner malt slightly acidic/metallic finish. The flavor is doughy with malt and mild spice. All-in-all it is a strange brew. Not awful, but not one I'd seek out again.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Medium dullish-looking golden-amber, big lasting fluffy head. Strong spicy wit-like nose, lemony & a bit yeasty. Very heavy carbonation, very sour initially on the tongue. The underlying malt seems more pronounced and caramel-inflected than usual in a gueuze, but the sourness and spiciness are familiar. Seems rather thin, and the ending falls flat for me. Refreshing, more odd than really tasty...I don't know, I just don't know.
igneous1 (1476) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
medium golden, lightly hazy, decent creamy white head. aroma is primarily spices...coriander and clove. spices aren't that prominent in the beer until the finish. flavor is fairly wheaty, finish is all coriander.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep hazy gold/orange color with a fluffy white head and sheets of sticky lacing. That aroma is full of citrus and wheat complimented by the coriander and a light tart note at the end of the nose. Some faint biscuity pilsener malts are present too. The flavor is strikingly sour at first but loses momentum and can't quite finish tart. The lactose blends well here with a unique spicy citrus mix with tart body. Similar to a berliner weisse more than a gueuze. The hops are just there enough to notice them, almost like you'd only notice if they weren't there. Moderately carbonated creamy wheat mouthfeel and a musty mothball tail. Interesting, but I can't decide if I like it or not. This is damn near close to a saison though.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy orange with little head and lace. Aroma of wheat, sweet malts, coriander and just a touch of hops. The spices come out fully in the flavor. Coriander is all over the place. Combined with sweet malts and hops, though there is a touch of wheat as well. Medium body, thick spicy palate, and a finish of spice and a slight alcohol.
bac080 (398) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I didn't care for this. Foamy, yellow, rather off-putting aroma.
Suttree (4744) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
First of all, if this review seems somehow classier or more sophisticated than my previous ones, it's because it was written in my new moleskin notebook, a gift from my brother. Very Snazzy. I suggest you acquire one. The first thing about this beer, a new style for me, is a disappointment - it came from a rather ordinary bottle, not the cool long-neck one pictured. Pours hazy yellow, with a dense, sturdy white head. There is some salt-risen bread aroma, plus some grainyness. The flavor is grain/bread, with some earthyness, and a crisp, dry finish. It was not particularly sour or Geuze like to me, but did seem like a good session ale.