imdownthepub (11285) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, 750ml. Yellow to orange, cloudy, short head. Light and thin flavours with a touch of banana and a hint of grapefruit. Otherwise quite a boring lifeless beer, quite disapointing, nothing hidden to search for, all very much single dimensional.
JK (4918) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a very simple beer. It is a little bit sour, there is brett and lots of yeast. Some barnyard. The flavor is one dimensional and not as complex as the aroma. Cloudy orange and an impressive, thick and tall white head, with some sediment. Dry palate.
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Golden colour, fluffy big white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, fruits, hops and cooked vegetables. Flavour is caramel, malts, hops and slight barnyardishness/earthyness. Dry and hayish aftertaste.
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2006 Malty scent. Light, slightly grassy with a touch of bitter fruityness. Light, slightly roasty dryness. It’s balanced, but it’s also missing something. A bit simple.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 750 ml. caged cork brown bottle with what I am guessing is a bottling date on the back label, 12.01.06., sampling at cellar temperature in a chalice.
Poured a cloudy golden hued orange with a foamy, bubbly topped white head that settled into a thin lacing.
Aromas of musty wheat with a bare touch of toffee, apples, floral with a light hay and a little earthiness, very, very small whiffs of alcohol.
Good carbonation and a crisp, dry, smooth light bodied mouthfeel.
Pleasant tasting, apples with a light citrus, caramelized sugary malts, spicy and slightly hayish hops, a very soft banana, an little earthy breadiness towards the end, the alcohol is not that noticeable, but is warming in the palate and a dry, subtle chalky, sweet malty finish, a nice smooth drinkability.
Not bad, not great, just pleasant and drinkable, kind of expensive though, $10.99 for a 750 ml. bottle.
asheft (2700) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[bottle generously given by C. Fillebeen]
Hazy golden with a fizzy white top with splotches of fine bubbles. Effervescent. The aroma is black peppery noble hops with some soft banana malt and faint ctirus. Watery malt flavour up front, followed by fresh floral and citrusy hops. A bit of alcohol flavour mixes really well with the subtle bitterness. This beer is fruity too. Quite clean and crisp for such a high gravity brew. Just a tad too dry, though.
murawski (160) - USA - JUN 14, 2006
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light yeasty aroma with a massive white head. Transparent bright gold/orange color. Flavor had strong citrus notes (lemon/orange), with a fairly smooth mouthfeel, although a bit fizzy. Overall, a decent French country ale, but this is just not my style of beer.
Headbanger (3516) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle- An aroma of fruity and yeast. Appearance is a cloudy orange/yellow. Not much of a head. Light in body. A taste of yeast and citrus. Not a bad beer.
LearninBeer (418) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is a little fruity slight yeast. Appearance is a slight cloudy orange/yellow. Head is mostly diminishing with a little lacing. Must be a little bitter as the flavor hits the back of the tongue, it’s little creamy with slight carbonation, not much in flavor but not bad.
ALLOVATE (2592) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Unwittingly left this one until last as I’m not too keen on blonde’s at the best of times!!! Surprised, as it was easily the best off the Ch’ti lot, which is honestly not something to brag about. Poured into it’s own chalice, a treacly looking sunny ’blonde’ with very fine, wispy carbonation raising to a creamy, thick-set white head that left some good lacing. Sweet candi, zesty oranges, apples, pine-nuts and a touch of spicy alcohol made up the aroma. Enticing. Quite fresh, sweet and fruity in the mouth. Light in body and a little oily but generally smooth on the tongue. Subtle in flavour as to not stray too far from the other Ch’ti beers; light notes of honey, orange and mango concentrates, rock candi and some peppery spice that liven it up a little. Finish is disappointingly short but fresh and remains that way even as it warms. Not bad, no off-flavours like the others so I’d have to say this was a sessionable little number. Easy drinking. (25cL, 20/09/06, Int’l Beer Shop, W. Leederville)