eaglefan538 (2893) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orangey color, significant bubbley head (but not as much as Deus or Malhuer blonde weak in that sense relative to its peers), weak retention, though (all champagne carbonation). The aroma was candied pils malts and slight grass. The flavor was candied light fruits, strong pils malts (light sulfur), light grass, a touch of honey, some yeast, and some finishing spices. The mouthfeel was carbonated, moderately bodied, a little sticky (but kept honest by the dry yeastiness and carbonation).
egajdzis (5341) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured an amber color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of almonds, toffee, honey, and bready malts. Taste of citrus fruits, light pine, nutmeg, herbs, some apple, brown sugar, toffee, and toasty dough with a dry finish. A fair amount of alcohol as well.
Skyview (5209) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by brewfiend to celebrate his 600th rate (happy to be there). Pours a light bubbly pale gold brew with a large fizzy and lumpy white head. Aroma of fruity character, yeast, and some burnt sugar. Taste is very sweet, highly carbonated and a touch of smoked wood. Finish is sweet and crisp.
JK (4475) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very unique and very good. This beer would fit well in to several styles, and is very much like a barleywine. Malty aroma. Very carbonated, which I expected from the description. Flavor has champagne yeast, sugar, surprisingly brown sugar, and light alcohol flavor but a warming alcohol palate. Probably not worth the $25, but unique and very good anyway.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2007 Rating #600! An exceptionally massive head on this light gold pour. Small amount of sediment. Sweet grape and citrus nose. Sweet malty body with a lightly smoked character to it. Light crisp mouthfeel that was exceptionally smooth. Bottle purchased from the Cellars
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pilsnery golden with a huge fizzy white head. Nice melon and citrus on the nose. Very carbonated nose. The dryness is like that of a blanc de blanc, but the sweetness is not there it is more of a grainy character Nice smokey edge to it as well.. Very unique and worth a shot.
beerbobWFM (17) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I gave this one a shot because of it’s uniqueness I tried this one in a champagne glass because of the methods used in brewing....it had a nice slightly fruity aroma...kind of a peachy/apricot. It had a nice light amber color with a champange like head. The cabonation was like that of a good champagne small bubbles...very nice.....it had a nice flavor slightly sweet and malty with a touch of sourness. Some hints of spice, anise. It finishes dry with the 11.5% alcohol not being noticable.
jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A nice treat. A hazed golden color with a white head. Smokey and sweet with a syrupy finish. Nicely spiced with a sparkling champagne character that finishes with a lightly sour, yeasty, fruitiness. Thanks to the bachelor party crew for this one!
marcus (6537) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This dark blonde ale poured with a bubbly white head - very sparkling and effervescent. This is a unique brew, unlike anything I have had before. The flavor is complex - quite fruity, malty and sweet with a dry finish. The alcohol is not very noticeable. I really enjoyed this one.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy yellow with a huge fluffy white head. The aroma is lightly fruity with a bit of breadiness and some spice. Flavor has a slight sweetness which develops to a light, teasingly dry, finish.