Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
White head, gold color, some lacing. Has a sharp bitter bite in the middle till the finish, but not overpowering. Worth trying just for the name!
WabashMan (1006) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
For all who want to be entertained when considering this beer, I refer you to the rating of muzzlehatch, who sampled on the same day as I and, apparently, has a much greater desire to be clever. As for me...well, it smells more like a pilsner than a bitter, the color/head is average at best, flavor lacks depth, though it avoids the pilsner trap of the aroma, and the mouthfeel just isn't that great. I expected more of an ale tempered over burning witches!
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 18, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
And St. Sixtus the Wise declared on this Holiest of Holy Days, the Color of Thy Beer shall be a palish orange hue, not dark orange and not pink and most definitely not yellow, but orange. And head shall be frothy but weak, and Thou Shalt be Pleased therunto. The Nose of this beverage shall be of Malt and Caramel, but shall not be Strong and Memorable so as to distract Thee from the Flavour, which is that of Mild Orange, Caramel, and Slight Quantities of Thy Great and Perfect Lord's most Delicious of creations, the Noble Hop. This Hop shall come forward more Potently in the Finish, which shall be however rather Weak and Watery, as is Thy Creator's will. And this Ale shall be Henceforth judged as "ok", not good and not great but neither shall it be called bad, poor, or Shit, but Merely good, and the Number of its Rating shall be 2.8 (not 2.9 nor again 2.7, unless the number .1 be thenceforth added thereto and thereupon) which upon being reached, shall be Recorded upon thy Potent Majesty's great Tablet of Mysteries, Ratebeer.com, for all of Eternity.
Suttree (4866) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It turned me into a newt! (I got better).
Sorry, had to do that. rather tart finish, mild hops in the aroma and flavor. Ni.
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hilarious bottle. Great theme!
Crystal clear golden ale with a large, fizzy, quickly diminishing off-white head. Decent lacing
The aroma is of sweat, clover honey, English toffee, grass... earthy and sweet, but not cloyingly so.
Very well-balanced beer. Malty up front. Lightly bitter and tart on the backside. Unfortunately, there's very little actual flavor. Points for balance, though.
Medium-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, dry finish with clover and straw at the far end.
Hey! Really, Really cool theme!
IslandHaole (1086) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - FEB 28, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
And now for something completely unusual...A very dark golden-orange color with a foamy off white head.
Herbaceous nose, Styrian goldings or Tetnang hops. A sweetness up front with quite a bitter bite towards the finish. Doesn't quite meld right. A slight metalic taste distracts from this otherwise decent but not stellar bitter. It is a relief from the Japanese Macro swill I've had way too much of this past week. The bottle goes in the front row of the display! Off to the department of sillywalks...
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a good bitter in my mind. I think the name alone is what sells this brew. Very watery, it kind of reminds my of a skunky samuel smith.
k2 (146) - USA - JAN 31, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had to try it because of the name. Not the best I have ever had but not the worst. The beer is pretty thin.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2003
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very peculiar aroma (rotten eggs). Slightly carbonated golden color. Kind of a weak bitter with too little hoppiness for my tastes. I wouldn't have bought this if it were not for the Monty Python label and I probably will not buy it again.
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
mild hoppy nose, small frothy head rapidly diminishing, medium amber hue, moderately sweet taste with malt and hop tones, above average ale.