piscator34 (1948) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2006 Orange in colour with minimal carbonation and a malty aroma. Malty flavors dominate as well, with hints of orange, a bit of spicy hops, and a restrained bitterness. It could have used a bit more fruit flavor and a bit more bitterness, but that’s just my taste. Well balanced.
Gorbalev (2908) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. Poured hazy orange colour, small head, off brown. Surprisingly little aroma to speak off, although ¾ through as it got warmer I got a certain faint citrusy aroma. Hops right off the bat in taste, tastes like cascade, rather bitter – very citrusy. Nice bite on the finish as well, body is a tad thin, but it does remarkably well in balancing the hops with the malt. Overall, pretty good and very drinkable.
CapFlu (4475) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(650ml bottle) Pours a thin, slow-dissipating, almonde coloured head and a hazy, orange body with light carbonation. Nose of a mellow malt (Carastan?), leather, oranges, cascade and aromatic hops? Smell reminds me more of an amber than a bitter? Initial fruity-bitterness with underlying malt flavours. The hops show through at 3/4 then turns to a bitter-dry malt finish. Good.