sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Pete’s (Waterfront) Ale House. Amber colored with a frothy head, leaving some spots of lacing. Aromas of biscuity malts, some (slightly rotting?) fruit and moderate floral and citrus hops. Slightly sweet light caramel malt flavor balanced somewhat by citrusy hops, though I kept sensing this twiggy/sappy/leafy thing underneath. Didn’t pick up on any "smoke" in the malts, but then again I wasn’t looking for it. Had a lot of trouble deciding if I was really into this or not. An "imperial blonde ale"? Overall worth trying if you can find it.
Maverick34 (2312) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2007
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Orangey, not much hops or color, poured amberish. OK but not that sweet.
beastiefan2k (2478) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Plastic pint pour at the brewpub. Color is orange/gold and absolutely clear. Aroma is a meaty sweetness (not smoke), some sugary flowers with some sweet cereal. Taste is a thick lemon-like biscuit malt and something I like to call "a german sweetness that you know shouldn’t be there." Finishes malty lemon and thick on the palate yet a light-medium drinkable body. A very strange beer, billed as an Amsterdam-inspired brew, yet it definitely taste like a sweet German beer. So I give it points for originality. Definitely would like to drink again.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this on tap and it was big. It seemed to have a much higher alchohol content and the heavy notes of hops sure did carry a long way. It had herbal notes and spme spices that I could not decipher.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Mr. Goodbar. Thanks to Rudolf for getting me the discount! Pours golden and does not have a very pronounced aroma. You really have to snort the beer to get anything. Flavor of honey, and SMOKED MALT! Weird. Some band aid and herbal hops in the finish, which was a little watery. This sounds worse that it was. When you need a lighter high ABV beer for summer drinking, this would be an alright candidate.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Mr.Goodbar.
Light malty aroma, golden, with a tiny white head. Huge malt flavour at first, very bitter hops, and then a lovely butterscotch meringue, with something akin to allspice. Full bodied, tongue tingling, very well balanced. A wonderful little surprise!
mds (2221) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Cloudy orange-gold with a small white head. The aroma is yeasty, bready, with notes of light oranges and cereal. Medium body - lots of caramel, bread, and dusty fruit flavour that isn’t too sweet. There is a nice richness to it with a certain softness. Tasty.
Sampled at Mr. Goodbar in Buffalo on June 24, 2006.
rudolf (2341) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Goodbar. Nose is slightly spicy, lemon, orange, light caramel, wheat, brown sugar. Flavor is weat, alcohol, dusty malt/brown sugar, brittle caramel finish. Odd but nice.
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at the brewery. Deep golden colour, thin white head. Aroma is very grainy with a light cidery note. A bit of bubble gum. Flavour is fairly strange with a grainy malt backbone and a hint of smokiness as well. Earthy/woody hoppiness. Okay, but not great.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2006 Cask @ Brazen Head. Gold color with a small but smooth white head. Aroma is malt and honey. Taste is very creamy and smooth with a citrus hop bite and a nice grainy flavor. Finishes smooth but somewhat bland.