SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at brewery, Hazy orange with a thin nose, little bits of barley. Rose in the taste, very strong, acidic like and interesting. I actually wonder if this is more of an infusion than anything else. There is a kick of sharpness provided by some hops towards the end and actually it kind of clashed with the rest of the experience, but whatever, it was pretty cool.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Semi-translucent with a nice glowing orange-copper color and little to no head. Aroma is lemon grass all the way, along with some oregano and lemon juice. A light flavor and almost refreshing, but citric shine is a bit too much and the hopping profile only hinders the flavor by amplifying the twang even more. Tart, bitter, grassy finish.
JMerritt (1887) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hazy orange-red with a massive frothy white head. Lemon grass and coriander aroma is very striking, with a flowery sweetness and slight grapefruitiness underneath it all. Herby, green flavor, moderately creamy, with the lemongrass lending a certain freshness. Slightly sour, wet straw finish with a flowery sweet aftertaste. Quite delicious and very different. A must try.