zathrus13 (1684) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy yellow/gold. Aromas of yeast, banana, and spice. Taste is banana, yeast, and bubblegum. Sweeter than expected. The alcohol is pretty well hidden.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden is color with a medium sized white head. Nice yeasty aroma with hints of spice. Taste is very sweet, perhaps a bit too much so with hints of pineapple,banana,and coriander. Still overall a pretty solid beer.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small frothy white had, clear pale orange body. Has a "witbier-like" quality to the aroma.... a belgian banana thing with some corriander. Taste is a sweet peppery banana with a lingering sweetness overall. I don’t like the sweetness... seems like its too much or artificial.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another Silphium score. Bottle. Sweet and yeasty with a yellow-bronze cloudiness. Well balanced yeast and malt. Very butterscotch and vanilla. Alcohol is prominent and very warming but not too acrid. Strong, complex flavors and aromas and ample head. A hint of apple and pumpkin spice. A classy beer from a very interesting brewer.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at the brewpub. Damn, served in a pint. Could get seriously drunk on this, delicious as it was; hazy light golden, huge banana-creme nose with a touch of caramel. Bananas, light pepper and a touch of rum in the flavor; very sweet, a bit syrupy, but quite drinkable for me.
Silphium (3156) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy peach, with plenty of yeast "floaties" and a thin off-white head. Strange potently yeasty aroma- I believe nail-polish remover comes to mind. Yeast also dominated the flavor, with bubblegum, circus peanuts (artificial banana), clove, and nail-polish remover. The base has candy-like sweetness (light fruit) and is crackery. Kind of a "dirty" example but unique nonetheless.
walleye (1061) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
#99 thought I would finish with 2 mich. beers. pourd cloudy yellow gold with a med size head. aroma citrus, yeast some sweetness, fruity.flavor fruity sweet like pineapple and hints of orange.I would buy again
jtw (1074) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a reasonably good impression of a tripel. yeasty bready fruity aroma, and a hazy light cold color. a little too much bite, and too much alcohol presence to counteract the soft spices and esters of the beer’s backbone. not bad overall.
Goblincat (379) - Westland, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a orangish gold with a very thin off white head. Sweet aroma with some orange candy notes. Spicy and smooth in the mouth with light hops and coriander.
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Dark Horse Brewing Co. A small sized white head with fine-medium sized bubbles. The body was carbonated and a little hazy with a yellow-gold hue. The aroma was malty, sweet, fruity (pineapple?) and spicy. The flavor was sweet, lightly hoppy and fruity. The mouthfeel was smooth and this was a medium bodied beer in my opinion. The lacing was sparse. A new brew at Dark Horse and one that was enjoyed with the company of PsychProf.