TheBeerGod (4997) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Odd beer. Pours a hazed blond. Small white head. Nose is odd it's fruit and grains and maybe cardboard. The taste effervescent but not in a champagne sort of way. Some tingle on the tongue but definite malt and fruit flavors dominating this one. Has sort of a dry chalky finish. Not a bad beer, but not an award winner either. Definitely worth trying though!
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is mostly malt - substantial caramel, with light fruitiness (the fruit smell is strong, but its light fruit). Very clear light amber, not the best head retention. Flavor matches the aroma. Actually tastes like an English pale minus the hops (very similar to the Sam Smith Winter Welcome I had yesterday). Medium body with moderate carbonation. A decent beer - lacks complexity, not really strong enough to be a biere de garde. Good session beer.
kwoeltje (2195) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 4, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale yellow, slightly, no head> Yeasty/musty aroma. Slightly sour taste with hints of malt and hops. OK.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mildly dry lemony citrus aroma. A bit woody, sweet, very light and whispy, birch tree bark and moderately dry finish with loads of setiment.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
citrus sour aroma, medium yellow, shitload of sediment, appley, smooth with hints of spritzy bitter finish
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A somewhat hazy golden yellow color on the pour, the head “Average” In size, structure is frothy, the color off white and the lace left behind is a fine sheet to conceal the glass. Nose is dominated by malt, lightly sweet, fresh and clean, start is sweet malt, the top cadaverous. Finish is lightly acidic, the hops sparse in their bite, dry as a bone aftertaste, drinkable, but certainly nothing to write home about, “Average”, nothing more, nothing less.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden in color, with a small head. Aroma is sweet, with touches of hay and a wet dog. Mine proved a bit overly effervescent, which got in the way of the flavor a bit. What flavor I did taste seemed pleasant enough--sweet, somewhat bready, with a good bitter dose of Saaz.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light yellow color, the bottle had alot of floaters. Smells and taste a bit like gueuze to me. Leathery and barnyardish. Not bad, if thats how is suppose to taste.
ogivlado (5375) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 25, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled(330ml). -the only thing why is this beer specially is because it is organic, I expected much more, pale golden colored, refreshing, yeasty and hoppy aroma, thin head
TAR (2401) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2004 Pours with a remarkably fresh bouquet of flowers, perfumey hops, wood, biscuity malt, cilantro, candied pale malt, touch of caramel, and clover honey - probably due to its freshness. The teeny bubbled, white, pillowy, and rocky foam rides the glass like a champ atop the hazy straw-like liquid. Sits substantially on the palate with a bottle conditioned feel. Honeyed pale malt flavors with floral tones and a lovely light spiciness to accompany the long finish of pale malt and honey. Not a world class biere de garde nor anything standoutish, other than its very true-to-the-style attitude and quaffabilty.