aracauna (2985) - Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Now this is good. Pours a clear amber gold. The aroma is full of fruity, floral hops, but the flavor is surprisingly low in bitterness despite the richly dry hopped nose. Slightly seewt, but on the light size.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Translucent and pale copperish brass in color with sticky marshmallow lace. Sweet, ripe honey aromatically seeps over sodden spring rained grass, and a ripened kiwi vibe helps the dynamic sap dripping off of dry, blanched pine plank. Peaches, starfruit and kiwi flavors come out with cottony dryness. Watermelon dives in with harvest peach breakfast flakes. Cobbler-esque, with sugar-coated pastry edges. Pine resin coats a spiked pear sauce. Bitterness overrides the dry, medium bodied format, taking peaches and their accommodating sugar lining through to the finish line.