hotstuff (4413) - Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured a small white head that was mostly lasting, fine-very large sized bubbles, sparse lacing, carbonated, hazy, and a pale yellow hue. Aroma was malty, hoppy and some spicyness. Flavor was lightly bitter, hoppy, malty and spicy. Tingly mouthfeel. Light-medium body.
MiP (14488) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 3, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Refreshing spicy aroma. Light golden colour. Thin body. Bitter, tea-like flavour.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet vinous and grapey aroma. Opaque yellow-tan with very slight ring of white head. Peach, apricot, grape and mango fruity esters with mild herbal hop flavour and a slight bitterness. Medium-light body is malty but very dry with very low carbonation. Despite some obvious flaws, I really enjoyed this beer, so perhaps one day, I’ll get a better bottle. Bottle sampled with MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere at Anam Cara in Boston.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 1, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
New England Road Trip Easter ’05 with MartinT, tiggmtl and Rastacouere, beer #65. Bottle sampled at Anam Cara. Oily, translucent gold, little head...dry, yeast, lightly caramel and banana-accented nose...sweet, wet body, citric and touched by unripe melon...bitter, dry finish.
thedm (5163) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 31, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This bottled brew marked best before 02/06 lot AD poured a small sized frothy head of off-white large sized mostly diminishing bubbles that left behind a hazy yeasty softly carbonated light yellow brown colored body with floaties and a fair lace. It had a yeasty malty aroma with some floral qualities and a tingly mildly hoppy mouth feel that smoothened in the finish with a mild yeast hop aftertaste.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Zythos Beer Festival, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium 2005. Cloudy golden colour with a big white head. Light hoppy and malty aroma with some yeast. Harsh herbal taste. Light body and a bitter finish.
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy golden with an average-sized white head. Aroma of musty leaves and butter. Palate was a little thin, metallic, and somewhat bitter. Quite mediocre.
TBone (14267) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (BB 06/2006)
Dark orange, cloudy brownish head. Aromas has malts, hops, leather and yeast. Medium-bodied, lemon flavor with hints of fruityness. Nice hoppy bitter aftertaste. Excellent balanced blond.
Boutip (5223) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured an hazy brown color ale with a huge bubbly off-white head with average retention. Aroma is quite malty with some spices also noticeable. Taste is quite malty with some spices and some shy yeast showing up at the end. I guess this is lacking a bit of character and would have appreciated stronger spices with a fuller body.
pivo (2641) - GERMANY - DEC 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly sour nose, yeast too but mostly grainy aroma. Orange color with a foamy head. Cereal and grains: oats, for instance. Full body and a quite heavy for a blond. Nice.