legion242 (2089) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2002
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale straw color; Head was thin but dense; Nose clued me in right away that something was terribly wrong- couldn’t get the glass to my lips. This bottle had soured badly. Purchased in June from Liquid Solutions- buyer beware.
ReRate- Dryer then expected. Good mouthfeel. Mild.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2004 Rerate: Thin and malty, but with a big alcohol component for only 4.5%. Definitely herbal. Original: Yeasty, with similar drippy haystack malt components as in a good Helles. Very country, very fresh.
aracauna (2985) - Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale gold with light short lived head. Lots of floaty yeast. All the flavors are subtle but I picked up citrus, some esters, little bit of spice and yeast. This was a really light and refreshing beer with a slight peppery finish.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(BB 12/02) Wonderful nose, but the palate and body are very light. A light and quenching summer refresher.
Ernest (6018) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
ead is initially large, frothy, white, fully lasting. Body is sparkling
hazy light yellow, dense particles of all sizes, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is moderately yeasty (cobwebs, barnyard), moderately hoppy
(flowers, herbs, citrus - lemon, grass), with light notes of peach and
clove. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish
is lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Light to medium body, watery
texture, lively carbonation. Not much here for the mouth, but the aroma
is very nice (bright flowery/fruity) and the appearance is pure
perfection to my eyes. About two centimeters of fluffy yeast in the
bottom of the bottle, too. Date on back label is 06/2001, but no
indication if that’s best-by or bottled-on.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very boring beer. The bottle was huge and corked. For such an extravagant bottle, I expected a much better tasting beer, but alas - very boring.
Dogbrick (7145) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Organic is a good way to describe this beer. My bottle was slightly skunked but luckily it did not carry over to the taste. Cloudy yellow with a medium head. Earthy, crushed berry flavor that didn’t do too much for me. Now I can say I have tried a French beer.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 9, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A light version of the Castelain Blonde.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Certainly not a great beer, but far from terrible. If nothing else it tasted clean and drinkable.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I honestly taste shellfish in this one. It’s quite weird. Not much going on here. A simple farmhouse ale.