barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
pale yellow in color with a big foamy white head. fruity and floral with so much carbonation and fizz it was hard to determine the flavors.
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow apperance with a white head that stuck around. Taste was sweet at the beginning and then finished sour. There was something not quite right about this beer.
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2011 Served at the Blue Cat Brewpub. Clear golden with a small, bright white head. Fresh banana, clove and honey nose. Clean flavor, soft yeast and banana sweetness with some graham cracker malts. Much better than when I last rated it 7 (!) years ago.
Old rating: (2.7 overall)
Sampled at Brew Ha Ha 2004. Hazy golden in appearance with a fluffy white head. Yeasty, sour aroma, bordering on skunked (however that could have happened). Yeasty, mellow flavor seems a tad unfinished. Alcoholic, sour finish. A huge disappointment from one of my favorite brewpubs.