rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Birra dell’Anno Awards 2007, Milan.
Hazy pale yellow colour. Now this is a light bodied beer with low aroma profile. Taste is very different, with innovative additions that gives a balanced pepper backbone, with notes of light almond paste and flowers. Maybe maybe the violets are noticed here. Body is light and there are no signs in flavour from the hops. Fresh beer all in all, and probably good as a session beer.
FlacoAlto (3838) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is the weirdest looking 750ml bottle I have ever seen; squat and almost like the new Sierra Nevada 24oz bombers, but thicker & different. The beer pours with a frothy, initially three-finger thick, light tan colored head. The beer is a hazy, honey amber color, but shows a lightly reddish tinged, fully hazy, orange-gold color when held up to the light. The aroma is light and spicy with aromas of lemon zest, orange blossoms, light honeysuckle, a touch of lavender and even some light ginger and pepper towards the end. This has a very floral aroma and it is quite inviting. A little bit of digging around reveals some malt influenced aromas of honey-malt, crushed saltine crackers.
Very dry, in fact one of the most dry tasting beers I have ever had. It is so dry that it tastes lightly tart and has a pepper-like flavor from a zippy carbonation. It is actually a bit fizzy, but it is so light that it does not feel gassy. The floral notes really come through as a nasal influence during each sip. Cracker & bread like malt mixes with touches of ginger some sourness (perhaps from the elderberries as this is more than just a typical yeast influence), and a light pepper hit in the long finish. Flavors of rose hip tea mix in with the general floral notes to provide a bit of herbal character that mimics the function of hops. Despite being so light, the malt character really does come through quite well here, especially as it warms.
I like that this is very easy drinking, it also has an interesting blend of flavors and aromatic notes (the nose more than the flavor though), but for some reason it is not nearly what I hoped it would be.
Purchased: <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Liquors, Tucson AZ
FrankJohansen (3608) - Sabro, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden colour with a small white head. Rich malty aroma and taste with floral notes. Yeast at bottom. Fruity finish.
teorn88 (3585) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Mother Kelly’s, London. It pours a lightly hazy straw color with a medium white head. Aroma is grassy, grainy, spicy with fruit notes of wild berries and apricots, hay and yeast. Taste is medium sweet with notes of banana, bread, honey, ripe peaches, herbs. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, tasty and refreshing.
Headbanger (3522) - 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.
Kinz (3507) - 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.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange color with a thin white head. Aroma of honey, citrus and other fruits and spices. Good flavor of honey, fruits including citrus and spices, there is some dryness along the way. The body is light with a powdery texture and gentle carbonation. This beer is interesting considering the low abv%.
1FastSTi (3344) - 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.
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.
Brigadier (3225) - 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.