YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Did not care for this. Pale yellow body with brief white head. Musty, earthy aroma. Light bodied. Flavor had some sweetness but was otherwise just unpleasant. Bad.
Braudog (5357) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured with a nice solid head over cloudy yellow. Musty honey aroma. Very banana-spiced flavor, with a hint of peppery spice. Crazy stuff.
crazyvin (1799) - New York, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured a cloudy yellowish color with a twinge of orange. Aroma was filled with banana notes and hops. The initial taste was of banana and a slight bubblegum taste and finishing with a balanced hoppy finish. good.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2004 Bright golden body and undulating, soft, snow white head. Aroma of yeasty esters, citrus and a hint of butterscotch. Honey flavor and sweetness, Czech hop bitterness, and some orange citrus tang. Medium body and syrupy palate. Nothing special.
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer had a large sized white head with fine-small sized bubbles that mostly dissipated. The body had a lot of lively/fizzy carbonation and it was transparent with a golden hue. The nose was lightly malty, sweet and fruity. The taste was sweet, somewhat malty, tart and somewhat flat with an aftertaste. The mouthfeel was smooth, watery, thin and dry. This was a light bodied beer with sparse lacing. This was a drinkable beer and after a few sips I could feel some alcohol effects.
thedm (4850) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The salesman at our local Cap n'Cork liquor store did not want to sell me this bottle. He kept on saying that it was bad, but could offer no explanation as to why he felt it was bad. I bought it anyway after a long discussion with him in which he finally decided that I knew more about beer than he did. The cork came out with a loud pop! This bottled brew poured an extremely large head of foamy finely sized white colored long lasting bubbles with some yeast floating on them. The receeding head left behind a transparent yellow colored body with a lot of yeasty floating in it and a poor lacing. It had a very mild aroma with floral notes and a mouthfeel that was thick and malty yet smooth from start to finish. The flavor contains notes of thick malt, sweet malt, mild coriander and straw. The alcohol content is well hidden yet can be felt after a few drinks. There is definately nothing wrong with this bottle. It is definately not bad. I think the beer salesman saw the floating yeast and assumed that it was bad because there was stuff floating in it. Guess I did know more than he did.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden orange color, minimal white head. Promising aroma of grass, yeast, vegetable, pear, wiff of hops. Flavor is a bit weak, unbalanced sugary sweet with bitterness, cracker, malt. Thin body. Quick mostly dry finish. Not too exciting or complex, or subtle either. Drinkable though.
hopscotch (8370) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very light yellow ale with a large, creamy, white head. Excellent retention and very good lacing.
The nose is of fuzzy fruit, alcohol and grapefruit. The flavor is a bit thin, but sweet and malty. Light-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, sweet, but then extremely dry finish.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale yellow body(blond) fills the snifter, almost clear with a deceptive short-lasting head. Obviously bottle-conditioned, coarse sediments are everywhere in suspension from the beginning of the pour, it's almost ridiculous. Aroma is pleasant straw (I wouldn't combine those 2 words usually, but this seemed like a good fit with the ensemble), light field hops. The sniff would gain a lot from being more intense. Fruity Biere de Garde: peaches and apples endow the tongue together with caramelic malts and subtle flowery hops. The finish is sweet like a pears pie. Body is medium and creamy. Nicely done beer, certainly not world-class, but like any Biere de Garde, this has a definite cachet to me, besides being effortlessly drinkable.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
As full of yeast chunks as stars in the night sky of a moonless night...Fresh cereal perfume the large, open field, as lavish flowers grow through a dry bread crumb soil...Musty pears lead us out wishing we could have stayed longer to better appreciate its depths...