CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on 2/3/07, thanks to boboski: Pours a transparent dark golden bronze with a fizzy, white, wispy-lacing head. Has a dry, earthy, bright floral aroma with a hint of sweetness and tartness. Body starts with an airy palate with some mild sweet and sour flavors with a touch of black pepper toward a thinner, drier floral finish. An interesting brew.
argo0 (12501) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(IL bottle) Small off-white head atop yeast-flecked cloudy apple cider body. Aroma is moderately sweet, spicy/fruity (pear, nectarine), some pepper. Taste is medium sweet, lemon, pear, some spice.
FlacoAlto (4045) - 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
Cirrhosis (1280) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks like orange pop with hints of brown a small sparkly cap floats on top reducing to only a meager skiff in a matter of a few short moments. Aroma is mild and cool (cool as in the way the air smells on a cold winters day) berries, floral aromas and the unmistakable smell of chewy candy all round out this aroma. Plop, plop is the sound of Gully refilling my glass as muddy sediment now clouds the beer. Taste is crisp and sharp with a mild sourness. Tangerine, honey, mild bready malts, some pepper, and a flower shop, this a strange combo that makes the flavour very refreshing. It has a watered down taste like juice made from concentrate that had too much water added to it. this would be a great beer in the heat of summer and not the dead of winter in beercronics basement. Thanks Gully
Oakes (13913) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy and peachy, smells fruity, like cantaloupe, sweet but balanced, a little bit wheaty, fruity, decent balance and refreshing.
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Mitch. Pours a cloudy golden orange with large frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong citrus, funk, and honey. Medium mouthfeel with nice light tartness, fruit and honey. Good.
jimhilt (2490) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a three-finger smooth off-white head that barely fades leaving a good lace. Cloudy amber color, ton of yeast settles to bottom. Yeasty/citrusy nose. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Starts tart maybe an apple flavor, hard to pin down, finish is sour. Good bottle to split with your beer partner. Pricey - $16.99 for a 1L bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ L’Isola della Birra, Milan, Italy. Unclear light amber / orange color with a average to large, creamy / frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, white head. Aroma is light malty, fruity, light hoppy, roses, honey, pepper, elderberry. Flavor is moderate sweet and light hoppy, light light fruit acitic with a average duration. Very nice and refreshing. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. ;o)) (051107)
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.
TaktikMTL (6571) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 1 l, avec bouchon de céramique, partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez Cathschlag. Arôme: Odeur de thé et de miel avec une pointe d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pamplemousse avec une pointe de miel et d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement citronné. (Rating #1662)