HogTownHarry (5976) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2010 Bottle. Mondiale 2009 - day 3. Slightly hazy light amber with a small off-white diminishing head (3-). Dry aroma of plasticine and citrus, but for some reason I sort of dug it. The taste was a surprisingly mash-up of thick apricot sweetness and dry resin bitterness, not much alcohol asserting itself - odd. Thick, still mouthfeel, with a late-arriving solid kick of hoppy bitterness in the tail - it grew on me a lot.***** re-rate, January 2010 - shared with blankboy, garthicus & swoopjones - take everything I said above and just put "pretty awesome" in front of it - my score got boosted by .6!!!
mar (4591) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. murky deep amber with an off white head. nose is light grapefruit and esterd. decent on the palate with a flavor of grapefruit and chestnuts.
GRM (2792) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Échantillon, Mondial de la bière, 3 juin 2009; oeil : caramel, riche, petit anneau de mousse fauve, dentelle moyenne; nez : houblon, médicinale, frais, pamplemousse; bouche : houblon, médicinale, frais, pamplemousse, astringence, finale en houblon résineux avec présence médicinale, corps moyen, plutôt carbonatée, astringence moyenne, moyennement amère; en résumé : pas mon style
Sample, Mondial de la bière, savoured on June 3 2009; eye: caramel, rich, tiny ring of tan head, average lacing; nose: hops, medicinal, fresh, grapefruit; mouth: hops, medicinal, fresh, grapefruit, astringency, finale in resinous hops with medicinal presence, medium body, rather carbonated, mild astringency, mildly bitter; overall: not my style
madvike (2537) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ The Malt House - Pours light brown, hazy with a fluffy white head. Aroma is light hops and some fruity sweetness. There’s some smooth malt and spice in there...maybe nutmeg or allspice? I’m not a fan of the brettyness in here--it smells like a shower curtain, kind of what the NG Golden Ale smells like. The rest of the taste is pleasant, however--smooth malt and some light, spicy hops. It’s very balanced, but comes out a bit bland. Would be easy to drink a lot of these, but it isn’t terribly interesting. It is smooth and creamy, however, and leaves some nice resin as it makes its way through the mouth. Solid.
AmEricanbrew (5514) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of bu11zeye. Hazy amber with an off white head. Light pit fruit, bready malt aromas. Nice earthy malty sweet flavors with some piney hops.
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Hazy orange pour with a white head. Aroma was citrus hops. Flavor was pine, citrus, astringent, and some sweet malts
Fratto (2504) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from bu11zeye. Cloudy orange pour. Tastes kinda sour. Just a little hoppy. Nice aftertaste. Dry.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Redlight. Light amber color, thin even white head. Grainy aroma, floral brett, nicely earthy and funky. Light bretty start, lends a light funk with a slight plastic quality, but nice.
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at redlight. Very sourish and hoppy smell. Has a funky grass taste. Crisp hoppy taste.
Cavie (3630) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Hazy light orange and red. Smooth red pour with sweet hops. Taste of sweet red hops and tasty malts. This is well done and I appreciate it greatly.