SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Apricot color, not much head. Ripe apples, bababa, malt and alcohol aroma. Malt, peach (or is it pear), ripe apple, some honeyish sweetness balanced by a hint of acidity and a dash of bitterness. Some alcohol dryness in the finish.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours nicely: golden, and cloudy with a little head. Aroma is somewhat sweet. Tastes very spritzy and carbonated, but overall quite refreshing.
philb (20) - Wangaratta, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice yeasty (subtle) aroma without too much 'mash'. Very cloudy amber/orange appearance with quickly vanishing head and bubbles. Smooth, somewhat boring taste with a very malty aftertaste which has a 'grainy' overtone. Fairly bland from what I expected.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
appley aroma, cloudy orange with lots of tiny sediment, soft peachy flavors and yeastiness with some lingering hoppiness
bierkoning (11400) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy with little chunks of yeast, hardly any head. Orange, hops and a slight mustard aroma. Indeed sprakling with a good lacing. Hoppy, just a bit yeasty flavor with apple. Very refreshing, maybe just a bit thin, but with a fairly long hoppy finish. Lovely beer from down under.
Sully (1379) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think the advertising was that this beer is 'cloudy but fine'. At least with this appearance we know that there is a good shot of residual yeast in the bottle that enables this beer to be kept like wine for a long time in the cellar. The ale characters of bananas, apples and slight cloveiness comes out, but bitterness is medium with little aroma. While it is called sparkling let the bubbles subside for a few minutes so it can be drunk without too much gas and at a more ambient temperature. I hadn't tasted this beer for two years while being overseas but when I had it on return it was a happy reunion with a trusted friend.
RichardGretton (4447) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Syrupy looking blonde beer with a fruity/lightly hopped aroma. The flavour is lightly hopped and slightly watery. A good semi-sweet lightly hopped ale.
tedbasser (11) - SINGAPORE - MAY 5, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
It's weird. Reminds me of a cross between fake-champange-sparkling-grape-juice and a soft drink trying to mask itself as an ale. Still, it is rather refreshing but only in small doses.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured correctly this is a good looking beer. Golden honey colour with solid beading head. Slightly sweet with good body texture. I like the malt and yeast combo on the taste. Has a long palate that you can savour. Drinks well for a while but it's best to get them as fresh a possible.
Aurelius (4717) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice change of pace. Bready ale aroma. Hazy bubbly beer, as the name suggests. A very clean-drinking beer. A little fruity, champagne-y. Clean finish.