mmmbeer (1328) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(From 8-3-08 sampling, thanks to Thickfreakness for sharing) Murky non transparent yellow with orange rays, light carbonation, odd aroma of menthol, pepper, and nutmeg. Hits the mouth with a light body, malt is very weak, has a rosemary note on the end. Odd one.
islay (1493) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2008
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 oz. bottle, split with a friend. Consumed on 8-3-08. Pours a clear gold with a touch of orange and a lot of fluffy, white head. Surprisingly yeasty aroma, given the lack of haze. White grape juice, salt, and lemon-sour scents. Smells of the sea. Sweet, simple, and accesible taste. Citrus and coriander flavors. Refreshing. Frothy and fizzy in the palate. Light body. Albino Python White Lager is not bad, but it’s not good either. It’s just not interesting enough for me.
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Thickfreakness for busting out this legendary gem! I heard that he had to make out with a crippled midget stripper with herpes in order to be entered into a lottery to win a shot at this beer. However badly it burns, just know that it was worth it.
Smell is of rosemary and vicks vapor rub. Chock full of bright menthol eucalyptus. Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Taste is mild and dry. Bland wheat flavor with more minty, rosemary flavors than anything. Could use a touch more malt flavor and less herbaciousness, but still an interesting brew. Thanks dude!
ChainGangGuy (4537) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a fizzy, pale yellow body with a small, bubbly, white head.
Smell: Very aromatic nose here, smelling of pale malts and spicy hops but mainly displaying notes of ginger, peppercorn medley, cloves, citrus zest, flowers, and with a particularly strong note of fresh fennel.
Taste: Pale, pilsnery maltiness with a hint of tangy wheat and a light sweetness. Faint graininess. My my, they really emptied out the spice cabinet here, there’s flavors of ginger, cloves, lemongrass, cracked peppercorns, and a strong, licoricey fennel taste. Spicy hops with a restrained bitterness. Finishes rather crisp, with a lingering licorice and ginger.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Somewhat fizzy carbonation.
Drinkability: Pleasant, spicy lager that’s plenty tasty, though I could use a tad lighter carbonation.
RSRIZZO (1899) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma is a little spicy with an odd scent. Color is a pale hazy yellow with good carbonation and ok head. Taste is like the aroma. Stating with a lighter body it goes down a little sharp. Finish is odd, its medinciny and a juniper like taste. I don’t like it at all.
Headbanger (3536) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle-Pours a hazy white with a huge white head that dissipates into a small covering. Aroma of spices. Taste of spices and juniper or something that I don’t care for. The front end wasn’t bad but then it goes down hill for this light bodied brew. I definitely prefer the ale version over the lager.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, Thanks to GandGKevin for this one. Pours cloudy golden in color with foamy white head. With lots of carbonation. Aroma yeasty, spice and light hops. Taste yeasty, spicy and dry with spicy finish. Not a bad beer.
Ratman197 (11260) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a hazy gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of citrus, spice, cookie and light yeast. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread, lemon zest and spice with a smooth citrus finish.
DocLock (8534) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a decent wit, and I enjoy both the name and the label right off the bat. The pour is hazy golden with 2-finger white head. Nose is orange zest, white pepper, hops, pale malt. Flavor is orange zesty, limey, with white pepper, hops, and pale malt. Very smooth and quaffable from beginning to end.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy golden hue, nice white head,.
Spritzy, spicy nose...smells like a witbier. I think I know where they’re going. A Belgian wit, done a s lager. Coriander, ginger, clove....not so much citrus, though.
Taste: more spritz, more spice, and not much after. Stays long at the front of the mouth and lays on the tongue, but there’s little else in body or flavor. Big carbonation. That and spices are dominant. Wish there were more, though, but I think they got what they were going for with this, a lager wit.
I hope someone likes it, but I wouldn’t chose this over a ale wit.
And, to give it another plus, one of the coolest, sexiest pieces of label art I’ve ever seen. Especially if you’re into chicks getting it on with snakes.