fly (1429) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAY 19, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Would probably drop my rating were it not for just being clobbered by some of the flavors. Not that it was a good thing, but guess there was at least some good to be picked out of the sweet chaos. No, I don’t mean SWEET chaos, but a chaotic blend that tends to be TOO sweet for my taste.
Pailhead (5450) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Very malty aroma with slight hops. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a nice white head. Not much lacing though. Taste is citrusy and sweet with a very little bitterness. Very sweet and a little sour at the same time. Alcohol is not covered up very well. Aftertaste is very sweet and slightly bitter and medium lasting.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught: Gold/yellow, slightly hazy color with very small white head. Aromas of yeast, flowers, light malt, spice. Taste surprises after the light appearance - yeast, malt, sweet, flowers, light bread, cloves, pepper. Very smooth on the palate, finishes slightly spicey, yeasty. Definitely good, but not amazing.
TBone (13718) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apple juice color, hazy. Small steady white head. Aroma is malty leather. Starts thin-bodied, turning crisp, malty and citron. Alcoholic bitterness in finish.
BrainDead (30) - Derby, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Belgian strong beer. Great name. Great beer. Sweet and a bit flowery. Assorted flavours that go together well.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a fantastic beer. gold in color, nice head that laces that glass a bit. incredibly floral, honey aroma. tastes like a malty jasmine tea. seriously.... the flowery jasmine flavors are very present. some what of a spicy finish. well balanced, pleasant to drink. very good stuff.
Lunkie (1543) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spicy aroma with cloudy yellow apperance. Long flavour with smotth palate. Go the pink elephants!
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy yellow color with a big billowy white head. Typical Belgian flavor profile, but much lighter tasting. Noticeable dry alcoholic aftertaste.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy light amber with an absolutely massive frothy white head. Whisps of sediment and numerous streams of carbonation are present. Musty, spicy aroma of ginger, honey, cinnamon, coriander, bubblegum and lemon. Medium watery body with lively carbonation. Musty flavor of bubblegum, light bread, lemon, clove, cinnamon, ginger, coriander and pepper. Nicely bittersweet, some alcohol present. A good, but very forgettable brew.
bb (7306) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Golen beer with little head. Spicey aroma. Taste is slightly sour with citrus/green apple/banana and lots of malt. I’d remembered it being more yeasty - there’s a yeasty finish to it, but not as much as I remember. Good, not fantastic.