jtw (1148) - farmington, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap at the 20th anniversary party. was immediately not a fan. sour and lactic smell, and it was ultra sparkling dry--unlike others, i noticed tons of alcohol, mostly isopropyl and jet fuel. not worth seeking out....
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Bells 20th Anniversary Party. Cloudy yellow body, thin off-white head. Aroma of apple cider and light honey, on the sweet side. Unfortunately, this was vinegary, sour, and thin. "Pissy apple cider" is one of the comments I wrote down that seems most appropriate. There is very little in the way of honey character. I didn’t detect too much of the alcohol, but perhaps a hint here or there would have cut through the weak apple juice/urine notes. Not recommended.
heemer77 (5210) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 23, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A mead and cider mixture available at the brewery. The color was light gold with no head. The aroma was bright and fresh with Godlen Delcious apples and a hint of the earthy mead. There were also flowers. The taste was Sweet Tarts with some Granny Smith apples. The sour cider blows the mead away in taste. This also tastes of tart cherries and tobacco. This is ceratinly interesting, but could use a stronger mead character.