Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 23, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Cloudy medium yellow with large particles in the glass under a fizzy rocky white head. Yeasty taste, smooth medium body, and light and refreshing.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2005 I really like this one. Some may think itís a bit thin, but I like it Nice color (colour), slight fruit tinge in the finish. Easy on the palate, and enjoyable. So there! Coopers has my business for awhile.
Malakin (470) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden in color with fine particulate in suspension but not really cloudy. Very carbonated. Bit of a fruity yeasty aroma, makes me think Belgian a bit and itís on the dry side.
mockerboy (52) - Kansas, USA - JUN 20, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured extremely cloudy orange with an off white head. Alot of floaties swimming around in this one. Some fruitiness was detected that reminds me of a belgian dubbel. I can handle some floaties in my beer but damn. Still itís not bad.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from lcbo. Seems to be bottle conditioned, lots of sediment in hazy orange colour. Some bread like notes in aroma. Taste is crisp, slightly bitter, slightly sweet as well. Good carbonation throughout. Not bad, but seems to be a bit overrated in my opinion.
pootzboy (1690) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2004 Came from the liquor store with a date coded bottle with shrink wrap over the crown to prevent spoilage. Mine was fairly fresh only about 6 weeks from release date. Poured a cloudy orangey-gold with a wonderful puffy-chunky cap that reduced to a firm lace half way through the drink. Very naturally effervescent...big bubbles stream up the glass and make the ample yeast sediment dance about in the glass (bottle conditioned ale?). Aromas of spoiled bananas and fresh baked bread. Starts sharp and a bit peppery (from the carbonation) then a richer, oily mouthfeel builds with a wonderfully pronounced malty nuttyness accented with fruity tastes like pears and apples then the finish is clean with a wonderful slight aftertaste of bread and cider. I like this ale and if the LCBO stocks it there will always be 6 or so for the hot days....this is a very satisfying and refreshing old-style bottle conditioned ale...a wonderful treat at the price.
Hangover (1117) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUN 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky orange with visible sediment... defnitely not "sparkling". Fresh spice and fruit aroma. Creamy mouthfeel. Hints of banana, fruit, spice, citrus with a slighly bitter, yet clean finish. Defintely tasty, and an easy drinker. I liked it!
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is small, fizzy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is murky medium yellow, almost like a wheat beer. Aroma is lightly hoppy (flowers)and. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic and slightly bitter. Finish is decent with a watery texture and lively carbonation. Not much aroma. If someone put this infront of me while I was blindfolded it would take me a few guesses to determine the style, perhaps thats what makes this beer good but nothing near great.
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Hazy light amber colour with a small, ver brief head. No lacing. Aroma of sweet malt combined with some grassy and slightly foral hops notes. Flavour was a bit watery with malt dominating, some very faint rockmelon notes, and a soft bitterness on the end. Natural carbonation which is nice. Light body. A nice beer but no real complexity.
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear straw with medium white head. Aroma is honey sweet, bready, light floral -- evokes pastry. Taste is medium sweet, grassy/floral/herbal, honey. Light-medium body, some crispness.