StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy pink grapefruit color with saliva like bubbles spreading around the wrung. The aroma is an f’in garden party. Juniper, boysenberry, rose hips, lemon grass and mint tea leaves. Pepper cleaves and kernels round it out with a spicy flair. Pepper comes out more in the flavor along with a souring grapefruit squeeze into an iced rose hip flavored tea. Effervescence mires activity while the tea leaves and lavender breezes interject more earthly traits. Glimpses of limeade are confounded with mixed, tart, tropical squeezes. Ruby red grapefruit taints rise with quips of lavender petals submerged under the surface. Strange stuff, with a peppery turn at the end, but a damn fun beer to try, all thanks to JPDIPSO.
hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is funky with some barnyard, leather, sweaty locker room, salt and bready caramel with mulling spices and oranges. Cloudy pinkish amber with a thin, white head and some floaties. Flavor starts with sour orange, sweet and grainy caramel and some sweat. Overall the flavor is a bit thin compared to the aroma. Very light body, almost watery texture and nice carbonation. Thanks to JPDIPSO for sharing.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks John. The beer pours to a murky orange body with a frothy white head. The aroma is huge. Violets, roses, sour something, sweat. The flavor is delicate flowers, sweet/sour funk. Pineapple. The palate is tart, nice feeling. This is a great beer.
BBB63 (6543) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks John for bringing the bottle: Hazy deep amber hue with a small frothy head and okay lacing. The aroma has notes of sour apple, brett-like funk, herbs and flowers, pepper, rye and dusty yeast esters. The taste is moderately sour and woody at first followed by a nice level of bitterness. The finish has a herbal and earthy quality. The mouth feel is dry and smooth and quite enjoyable. I liked it, a nice surprise for sure.
Brigadier (3510) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pre-Great Taste sampling at 1FastSti’s house
Thanks to JPDIPSO for bringing this - it was the start of a nonstop barrage
of excellent beers that flowed for the rest of the night. I enjoyed this
one. The combination of funkiness and fruitiness made it fun to drink.
Aroma / Appearance - The murky peachy body fizzed up to a height of
one-finger at its highest. When it subsided, it left behind the smells of
a musty barn, sour peaches and smoked bacon. Hiding in the background was
a bit of spiciness waiting to be unleashed.
Flavor / Palate - A strong peachy impression floated through my mouth.
The mouthfeel was spicy and hoppy with a background of cherry, caramelized
sugar and a base earthiness. The aftertaste was slightly sweet and funky,
reminding me most of raspberries. It was very mild - I could drink many of
these on a warm day just to cool down.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BCTC. Sampled from a big 1 liter bottle. Pours a cloudy medium amber/deep copper with a fizzy head. Aroma is very floral and fruity with hints of raspberries, roses, lily flowers, and other herbal notes. Light spice in the aroma, pepper yeast, fruity and herbal. High carbonation.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one for a couple weeks, as it seems it’s now available in the US. 1L bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a huge creamy eggshell head. Aroma is sour fruits and a little funk--kinda saison-y, some floral aromas, misc spices. Flavor is quite tangy--maybe from the elderberry (I haven’t had elderberries in years, so I can’t remember their taste)? Some dust is also in there with some grassy hops, this doesn’t get very bitter. Biscuity finish. Very light bodied, highly carbonated. Nothing exceptional, but not bad by any means. In fact, pretty good.
GonZoBeeR (3051) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2006
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Appearance:hazy gold,ligh head..
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 14, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1 litre swing top bottle. Pours orange with a white head. Smells perfumy with citrus and lots of fruit. Taste is lemony with lots of nice fruity elements and sour undertones.
DocLock (9709) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Super Saver. Hazy orangy pour with 2-finger off-white head. Aromas of hopcit, berries, some orange zest, and floral notes. The flavor is hopcitric, with the aforementioned berry and floral spicy notes, plus some malts in the background.