Ernest (5920) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted bread, cookie), lightly hoppy (grapefruit, flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Not a terribly interesting example (not much aroma), but not bad.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Easter Sunday tasting w/ Ernest, Aubrey and Brian. Attractive orange color. Sweet, somewhat medicinal, malt accented aroma with hints of caramel, toffee, fruit (orange) and a touch of herbaceous hops. Well rounded malty flavor, although it is a bit sweet. Verty tasty.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy and amber-orange. Lively carbonation; medium body; kind of syrupy. Toasty and a little nutty. Blast of sweetness up front (caramel, rich sugar, toffee). Very flowery hop notes with a mild, grassy bitterness. Noticeable, fruity alcohol. Good stuff.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2005 Light orange, minimal head. Nice round wheat taste, sugary but balanced. Hints of bubblegum. Nice thick mouthfeel, finish is long and bitter. High alc, but I can’t taste it.
Rerate: Earthy, grainy malts come off way too metallic. Nice floral aroma though.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
a tasting in ’real time’: oh gee, i want to like this. there’s so little available in rural central colorado. oh please let it be big, and bold and rich and wonderful! it’s in the "edge city" series-- what i hear is the cutting edge stuff of bristol, the daring limited market stuff for the serious beer geeks! i really want to like this. here it pours. well, it’s the same color as other oktoberfests, y’know, kinda amber. sigh. clear and thin looking -- about what you’d get if you blanched the pigment out of a hampster’s fur and added it to a gallon of water. not much head. only yul brenner has less covering when it comes to head. it probably has a rockin’ aroma, right? uh, i get the caramel malts. come on, lets dig a little deeper. SNIFF, man SNIFF! hmm. did i mention the caramel malts? i let my dog snorky sniff it-- HE knows every thing about aroma, (though his tastes tend to favor aged turds and putrifying fish). he says the brewer should shower more often. geez, that’s not much help. come on beer, i’m rootin’ for ya! show us a big flavor. go! the taste is... is... bleh. i get some caramel almond. it’s brisk, watery, moderately sweet, has those same caramel malts the nose warned us about. not much bitterness, not much depth. hey snorky, wanna finish this? snorky says no. sigh.
BeerandBlues2 (8556) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light orange with a thin white head. Malt and yeast aroma. Yeasty flavor with citrus end. Fizzy palate.