Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Strange, strange, strange. I have come to expect nothing less from this new wave of funky Italian brews. Pours a cloudy tangerine gold with a foamy, off-white head. Virtually no lacing noted. The nose shows a funky vinegar base, with an odd, briny note of green olives. Aromas of herbal tea sweetened with a touch of honey emerge, with a light dusting of cracked black pepper adding a dry spiciness. Flavors are primarily the same, bordering on a salty feel from the olive notes. The pepper content is a highlight, spicy but not overpowering, serving as a nice counterpart to the sweet herbal tea. Light bodied and very dry, it goes down easy but leaves the mouth slightly parched. Weird little brew, but interesting.
1FastSTi (3333) - 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.
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
One big bottle, split with the spouse. Medium orangish color, nice head. Aroma a nice mix of floral, yeast, and dark fruits, quite complex. The flavor is highly intricate, much like the nose, with a definite thick floral bouquet thing going on, with a honey note coming through as well. Just a touch reminiscent of the Avery Saison. A bit of spice on the end cleans things up at the finish. I rather liked it, although it wasn’t an easy drinker by any means due to the complexity I was finding.
Headbanger (3226) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33.8 oz bottle 4/24/09 (Discount Liquor-Milwaukee)-A darker hazy amber body with some floaties stuck in time. Aroma of floral with some citrus and yeast. Taste of everything listed with a little sourness. This light bodied brew is very intricate and different. Quite tasty and drinkable.
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1L bottle, courtesy of argo0. Thanks, Aaron! Pours a cloudy grapefruit appearance; off-white head with good lacing. Tart citrus and grapefruit; spice and floral notes in the aroma. Medium mouthfeel: tart grapefruit and citrus; mild, zesty acidity; yeasty notes. Medium, tart finish, showing grapefruit and some dough.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2007 Pre-GTMW tasting @ 1FastSTi’s place. Hazy pale with off-white head. Light horse, bread and cookie dough aroma. The flavor with lightly tart, lemon and peach. The mouthfeel is light with soft carbonation and slightly thin. 8/4/8/3/14
rerated based on sample from argo0 Much more funky this time around with an improved mouthfeel.
GonZoBeeR (2906) - Ste-Eulalie, 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..
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, 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.
GregClow (2847) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at Union Beer Trade Tasting, NYC. Honey-golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is very floral - lots of rose, clover and honey. Flavour is light, with similar floral notes to the flavour but more subdued. Fairly simple, but a nice & unique beer.
eaglefan538 (2843) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 11, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a golden color with hints of amber, thin initial head, and weak lacing. The aroma was wheaty, floral, spicy (ginger?). The flavor was wheaty, dry, spiced with some pepper and light ginger, pretty odd spicing going on, I liked Berts live "dill pickle" descriptor. Mouthfeel was dry and thin, somewhat acidic. A light but not so enjoyable beer. Good thing this was only 3.8%, as Bert had to down more than half of this on his own after I took off. Thanks, Bert!