Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 5, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Mondial 2008
Appearance: Light amber-gold with fizzy top.
Nose Aromatic , fruity , malty nose.
Flavor/Palate : Light grainy charter with mineral side , clean with min golden malt notion. Drinkable lighter ale.12+
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very unpronounced with a slight tea flavor that sparks a one dimensional bitter note heavily layered under some malt, water, citrus, and wheat. The finish isn’t bad with some nice carbonation and dryness.
daniele (6901) - ITALY - MAY 21, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from State Line. Pours turbid gold with 1-finger white head. Nose is bready pale malt, orange zest, lime, yeasty spice, and sourdough pretzels fresh out of the oven. Tastes dry, floral, spicy, orange zesty, with a solid amount of hops and some mild finishing tannins. Very unique.
Et Te, Brutus.
Stew41 (1821) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This tea based beer is a first for me. Light lemon /orange in colour; not disimilar to a German wheat beer. Soft of nose of mild sweet malts but not much else. Palate shows a little more; slightly honeyed malts giving way to a clear cold tea flavour with mild bitterness. The weiss flavours also hang around. Quite bland on one hand but points for being different. (EuR 8 from Bier & Fud, Rome).
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 4, 2008
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
2008 Bottle - Pours an opaque tan, little head, bitter aroma with slight tea, taste is utterly bland, slightly sours and with the slightest nuance of tea flavour. When I went back for the bottom third, all the yeast mud went into my glass, which was okay because apparently that is where the flavour hides. Even so, after paying $8, I felt like I was bent over....
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2008
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I should’ve stopped my pour sooner, because I ended up with a bunch of sludge at the bottom of the glass and many a partcle flaoating about. No head to speak of, just a few clusters of bubbles. It smelled of overly honeyed green tea with butter and some cabbage in it. That pretty well describes the flavor, alas, as well. Dry finish. The best part. The finish.
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thornecb (5013) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy gold into a shaker. Bright white head quickly recedes to skim surface and hug rim. Very large carbonation bubbles. Malt and lager aromas. Sweet malt upfront with a heavily carbonated middle and a sour tea finish.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle... Cloudy straw-colored ale with a small, creamy, white head. Decent, fat-bubbled retention. The aroma offers notes of coriander, white pepper and lemon. I dislike coriander so much that I would have preferred the olive/vinegar/caper aroma sensed by those who sampled and rated this brew before me. Alas, none of that in my bottle. Light to medium-bodied with a very creamy mouthfeel and ticklish carbonation. The flavor is dominated by coriander spiciness with moderate pale grain sweetness and light pungency. Crisp, spicy, lightly acidic finish. Interesting, but spendy, and not really my cup of Tè.
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy straw color with plenty of fish food swimming about. Smallish white head. Hints of citrus in the land of lagerdom. Some light wheat and pale malt sneak out every once and awhile. Quite smooth on the palate, but a touch lifeless as well. Light pale malt start with just hints of citrus, and lemongrass. I don’t find much unique in this one. Has some kolsch qualities and not much of a tea presence.