Pailhead (5424) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: Based on the previous reviews from ’05 I’m guessing this has improved quite a bit as there certainly aren’t any funky sour notes. The aroma has moderate notes of bubblegum and banana along with some light chocolate and clove. It’s a cloudy orangish-brown with a small off-white head. The flavor starts with a nice dose of banana with some faint chocolate, caramel, and bubblebum. The finish has some noticeable alcohol and clove. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ brewery. Pours a murky brown color with a very creamy light tan head. Nose is light yeast and wheat, with some caramel, some kinda funky, interesting, unknown hints are apparent. Taste is wheaty, yeasty, and caramel, with an interesting warming finish.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Hazy chocolate color. Minimal white head with good lacing. Funky smell, not quite like a lambic but near. Very interesting flavors of yeast, chocolate and fruit. Very smooth. Slight alcohol in finish warms the throat and belly.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap: cloudy/hazy brown with little head. Looks like dark apple cider. Very strange aroma, alot of yeast with some smoky/woodsy notes. Flavor had a little fruit with the same smokiness to it, wonder if this is just a strange yeast I am not used to.
jtw (1138) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at brewery. darkish brown ruddy color. lots of weird notes: wheat, yeast, sugar, a little alcohol. lots of malt, but also lots of yeasty wheat flavors too. light alcohol tingle, but doesn’t overpower. a nice brew.
ClarkVV (4058) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2004 draught @ the brewery. Pours a murky dark beige with light orange, brown and yellow colors all swirling about in what may be considered a glass of melted toffee. Small off-white head, very hazy. Aroma of butterscotch, alcohol, lightly sour yeast, almost spoiled peaches and some bubble gum esters for good measure. Flavor begins on a sweet, candied apple note, with plenty of caramel, toffee and butterscotch flavors. Some clove and bubble gum flavors on the finish, with no hops apparent. Yeast is not tremendously apparent, just the bubble gum esters it produces. Alcohol is too dominant on the finish, which is also quite watery. A medium, or perhaps slightly more than medium, body somewhat ameliorated by a very low level of filtration, which creates a good, gritty texture.