Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: purely peachy color, with a mass of swirling floaties about, and a nice, white head that settles quickly.
Aroma: citrus and yeast, bright and bready, with little hints of spice.
Taste: bold, fruity flavor explodes in the mouth, juicy, spicy, very refreshing. Hops are here, and play amiably among the palate, malt is doing it’s bit just fine. The fruit returns again and again, and rest happily in the mouth.
Light body, nice, tasty finish. Yum, very nice.
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2007 (Bottled) Hazy golden with a large, foamy head. Sourish, honey-malty aroma. Sour-malty, sharply dry-hoppy flavor with a dry finish. Not much yeast, and not much changes with it. Medium-bodied with smooth carbonation. A quite sour and dull blonde. Not very refreshing despite the dry hoppiness, and not really a beer for me.
(Bottled, BBE 06/2006, was 6-4-7-4-14=3.5) Hazy orange color with small, floating yeast particles and a small head. Quite yeasty and fruity, slightly sweet aroma. Fruity and dry, yeasty and hoppy flavor. Medium-bodied, dry and bitter palate. Very nice and refreshing, dry and hoppy blonde.
dingo (37) - USA - AUG 29, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had two bottles of this beer together; the head was incredibly thick and long lasting. The smell was sweet and full. The taste is full and complex ranging from fruits to spices.
Rastacouere (6128) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at spuyten. Golden hue, hazy, small white head. Sweet aroma, sugary in fact, very malty, but where I’d expect nice fruity flavors, it’s mostly straight candi sugar and spices. Lime, mint and grassy flavors. Bready yeast, zesty palate overall. A bit overcarbonated. I’m a bit let down..
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle conditioned from The Wine Company, Slough, Berkshire. Poured first completely bright, and then with the yeast. Golden colour, white head. Orval like dry hoppiness, spicyness. Actually this is very much like Orval, which isn't really a good thing.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright orange with fine bubbles, clear with little or no head. Sweet malt nose, orange marmalade? marshmallow, peach, and subtle spice. Dry hop, medium weight, almost an IPA with dry finish, faint orange notes but nose and palate seem far apart.
Ernest (6216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2006 Head is initially mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), moderately yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of clove and coriander. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. A bit ho-hum.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange with a small white head. Grass and oranges in the aroma, full bodied with soft carbonation. Starts and ends a little sweet with some spices lingering at the end.
rlgk (10510) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hazy golden with yeast in it. White head. Aroma is yeasty and fruity from banana. Watery and without a real clear taste. Maybe some apricot in it. A little spicy and with an artificial finish. Far from what I expected it to be.
Oakes (12514) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden-bronze colour. The aroma is flowery, hoppy and toasty. Complex and interesting, with hops, slight fruitiness and a hint of acidity.