aracauna (3252) - Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazed copper and served with no head. There are lots of esters and a bit of clove and caramel in the nose making this smell almost like a malty hefeweizen. In addition to that is a touch of orange. The finish is slightly bitter (which came as a surprise given the style). It’s interesting, especially for it’s small size, but could perhaps benefit from a warmer fermentation to make better use of the yeast strain.
Tmoney99 (11911) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample. Poured clear golden color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate fruit and yeast aroma. Medium body with a thin smooth texture with soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft interesting beer.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap for Buckeye’s Xmas in Belgium event. Ligtht brown, bubbly looking. Spicy sweet nose. Taste is sweet medium bodied malts with a light fruit up front followed by a short bite of hop (maybe from the rye too). Finish is dry with lingering woody notes. I’d like to try this again in a quieter, less smokey environment and re-rate it.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Buckeye Brewing first, then @ Cornerstone...2 very different beers!!! I’ll explain later: Clear amber w/ a lasting white creamy head. Aroma is spicy & peppery from yeast. Toasted malt aroma as it warms w/ a very low herbal hop. According to the description, there is rye malt used, but it did not come through as far as I could tell. There was only a little fruitiness that I noticed in the aroma. Toasted malt flavor, peppery from yeast w/ a very slight hint of clove. No fruitiness in the flavor, semi dry finish & well balanced throughout, but there is a little bitterness that creeps into the aftertaste. Medium carbonation, lighter medium body, dryish m/f. Very different from when I tried it @ the Buckeye Brewing Xmas in Belgium. It has a lot more character and it’s a lot more fresh tasting. I’m not sure why they differ as it’s the same batch, but it does. A decent Belgian Pale ale. The smell of burning oil from the kitchen might have knocked down some of the esters.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Another strong hop tasting pale ale, I hate these and hated this one as well.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5523) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured an amber-caramel color with a medium sized foamy white head. The aroma was dryish with faint fruity hops and a bit of table sugar. The flavor was bone dry with faint floral and perfumey hops. The finish was long, dry, floral and perfumey. Light to medium body. Eh.