Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden/Amber color,small to nearly no white head.Malty,caramel aroma,maybe even a slight hint of citrus in there as well but it’s kinda faint.Starts off pretty smooth and macroish then does a quick change to grapefruit a bit of pine and hops with a mild bitterness throughout the tasting.As the brew warms up a bit there is a slight caramel taste comes through as well as a bit of some up front sweetness,but turns slightly more bitter in the end.Not a bad brew at all decent enough to try again.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
very light colored yellow, no visable head. very long and lingering, but light, hop finish. very refreshing. reminds me of a crsip German lager, except this is an English ale. Worth trying again.
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear orange-gold with quickly disappearing head. This smells fresh and sweetly fruity with a delicate flowery hop aroma, very nice. The taste is surprisingly sweet--definitely diacetyl/butterscotch, which I don’t mind so much although it’s a bit strong. Hop presence is forward, obvious. This beer seems precariously balanced...a little too much of everything resulting in a beer that doesn’t quite reach harmony, although it’s certainly drinkable.
beastiefan2k (2869) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a yellowy shade of amber with barely any lacing. Aroma is present, an earthy, toasty, hop aroma. Taste is watery with a bittery hop flavor. Aroma is the best part, otherwise nothing worth drinking.
beerbill (3574) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a brilliant clear fold with a moderate white head that lasted through the entire glass. Pleasant fruity aroma. A hint of malt in the flavor, but this one is about the hops, which adds a nice fruity flavor along with some bitterness. Very easy to drink and enjoyable to the end.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Boy this one is hard to describe. A very complex beer. Aromas of hops and grapefruits. Flavors are very complex. There is malts, a hoppy bitterness, a definite hint of caramel as well as apples. So maybe caramelized apples would come close. The finish then is predominantly bitter. This is a good beer, but hard to put in a category.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale golden color - slightly hazy. Aroma is citrus/lemon. Flavor is moderately sweet with some hop notes throughout. Finish is a bit sour.
ELPADRINO (70) - The Woodlands, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2006 Pours gold with quarter inch head. Aroma is full of hops. Taste is bitter all the way through. Strong hops is the only flavor I can discern. Not my favorite type of beer.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear pale yellow with a foamy white head. Notes of malt, hops, and honey. Medium body but watery feel. Slightly sweet flavor but very underwhelming.
ElGaucho (2308) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Beer on the Pier, Chicago brought by Shelton Bros. Buttery aroma with could mean good, could mean bad. Small, white head. Excellent lace. Dry. Has some bitterness. Similar in mouthfeel to Pilsner Urquell, but of course, just not as good.