Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 16, 2001
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
What the heck is going on here? This is a hefeweizen, not an alt. I don’t mean it has has some hefe-resemblances...this is a pure, Bavarian-style wheat beer. I want alt dammit, ALT!
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very well-rounded, fruity (what is that? Banana? Apple?), fresh, slightly tart (similar to a Belgian-style ale), and a little sour (in a good way). If you like Belgians, you should like this beer. Even though it’s an ’Alt,’ I thought it had a lot of Belgian-style qualities to it. Good stuff!
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Complex, with fresh hoppiness and cara-earthy maltiness, this is good, flavourful stuff.