ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2007 I have been drinking from a keg filled at the brewery in January. This beer has matured quite a bit over that period. Early on it was on the mark as a spicy witbier, but then it developed an unplesant tartness a month later. So much that it was just about not worth drinking. Now 2 months later, it has come totally around. The tartness has mellowed out and balanced with the wit/spice nature.
For appearance, It is not the prettiest beer, being that it has a very yellow color, and a head that dissapated very fast, Tastewise it has the witbier character with some more agressive yeast/spice bite. The aroma is difficult for me to narrow down, it has some orange to it. Hops play the back burner in this beer, the yeast/malt relationship is driving its character. The yeast is alive so it is ever changing, Hopefully I will get to see this beer go somewhere else as it matures even more. It needs well over 15# of pressure pushing it, or else it will be totally lifeless.
RamyG4 (323) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at 4k/5k/10k. Pours reddish-brown with a small head. Aroma is sweet, fruity with a little spice. Taste is medium sweet mild bitter. A little alcoholic. Not bad.
jredmond (7183) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Clockwork’s 4K / 5K / 10K Gathering 2013. Pours a deep brown body with no lacing. Aroma is burning alcohol, abrasive spice, yeast and malt. Mouthfeel confirm the alcohol character - which ruins this for me. Additional notes of sweet, fruity malts, yeast, spice and a touch of something artificial.
blipp (7865) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the 4k/5k/10k tasting. Pours amber with a beige head. Anise-like spiciness, old fruits, a hint of oxidation, and a lingering spicy yeasty finish. Not bad given how old it is.
jtclockwork (13289) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Paul at 5K tasting. Pours dark brown. No head. Nose and taste of alcohol soaked fruits, dark malt and peppermint. Medium body.
j12601 (9300) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at James’s 4k/5k/10k tasting. Pours a clear light brown with a thin white head. Big old oxidization and plums, candied old malt and sweetness. Old and lightly medicinal. Weird. Certainly old, lots of sweetness. Tolerable.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20070303 750ml bottle shared thanks to jimmack. My notes say Resolution No. 1. Pretty lemony and dry, vinous notes of vino verde. A bit soapy. Nicely done, yeasty, bready Belgian ale.
kramer (5740) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25 oz bottle, via Lou18. Pours a crystal clear yellow gold under a large fizzy white head that receded to a small covering for the duration. The nose is of heavy bready malt and yeast with lighter spices and a touch of alcohol. The flavor is dominated by the doughy bready pale malt and lingering yeastiness. A slight tinge of hoppiness and spiciness on the finish. Noticable alcohol level on the finish as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly sticky with tons of fizzy efforvescent carbonation. Overall, this seems to be shooting for sort of Duvel-lite character. Decent, but not something I’d seek out again.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2007
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2007 Bottle at brewpub. Gold with a tiny head. Not as funky as the Farmhouse, and slightly tart a d sour. There’s a metallic off flavor that tastes like a mouthful of nickels.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I believe this was shared by Jimmack at his own tasting. Light golden in color, lightly hazy with a long lasting white head. Aroma of citrus, light banana, alot of musty yeast, pale malt and spices. Taste is citrus and light banana esters, alot of musty and bready yeast, sweet pale malts. Light to medium bodied. Finishes dry, with a light hop bitterness and lingering light notes of spice.
beastiefan2k (3282) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
First beer of a long day of drinking. Shared by Jimmack @ his Invitational’07. Love the cork and wire 750ml with no label, really adds a level of intrigue. Poured with a clear golden color with visible carbonation. Aroma is strong herbal-yeasty, earthy and a root-vegetable sweetness. Taste is similar with light esters and citrus. A stingy/spiky mouthfeel with a grassy aftertaste.