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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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The rainbow bridge made from fire, air and water, used by the gods to travel from the world tree, Yggdrasil, to the heavens. Asgard. Brewed with Pale malt and small amounts of Munich and Crystal malts. Bittered with Centennial, finished with Amarillo and Styrian Goldings hops. Strong, hoppy, and smööth


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - APR 2, 2004
Light clear amber in color with a white head. nice lacing. The smell is predominantly of english malts. The flavor is certainly english malts and sharp hops. unpleasant biting aftertaste... ewww

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2004
Amber colored. A bit over aggressive on the nose. Wow! Lots of malt, caramel, and a bit of hops thrown in. Medium bodied and a smooth, almost creamy texture. Nicely balancing flavors of malt, caramel, and hops. An enjoyable seasonal from Elysian.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3226) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 9, 2004
A bitter with a nice light body and a well hopped finish. Don't think there is too much special about it though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2004
The beer as it disembogues from the bottle a deep translucent copper color with a prodigious sized, frothy and a off white head, as it dissipates the lace forms a thick and concealing sheet to obscure the glass. The nose has a nice hop floral crispness at the front, the middle sweet malt, finish is crisp and clean, and start is sweet and has a nice malt profile with the top light to moderate in feel. Finish is benignly carbonated, the hop spiciness quite pronounced, aftertaste is desert dry and long lasting with a bit of a “Tummy warming from the 7.5 percent ABV, if there’s a problem with this beer it seems a bit thin body wise, but nonetheless a fine drinking beer and a great brewery that produces a fine line of beers overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiamondD (38) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2003
2003 22oz. bottle. This is not a real time rating. Nonetheless this was a clear medium, orangish amber. Absolutely the most beautiful tan, rocky, creamy head I had ever seen. Bold, hoppy, unique nose. Big hoppy malt that is balanced, but yet to be mellowed and smoothed. I enjoyed this beer. The quality and richness that one appreciates is there, yet not quite completely brought all together. Very similiar to Decimator by Lagunitas. Which, ironically is awaiting in my fridge. These are really in a class of their one. Hard to to rate. All in all, tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7939) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2003
Orange-amber, tea-like; slight yellowish head, 1.5 cm, gone in 30". Slight spicey-sweet, fruity, sucade (sugared preserved fruit for cakes, pastries); slightly cheesy. Taste like very hopped sweet liquid sucade. Very hoppy & quite bitter palate too. Bitter-burning backthroat mouthfeel, oily. Warming up, the cheese returns as flavour. Sweet-bitter balance, the heavy dose of hops notwithstanding, is impressive. But it remains a very West-Coast icon.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5148) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2003
Caramel in apparence and nose, and sweetiah flavor. hops are there, of course, but not overly aggressive. Mild malt, as well. Interesting seasonal.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2003
Left a decent impression on me, though it's a bit hard to categorize. Hoppy is a good word to use. Has decent lace, and a nice coloring to it. Not a fave, but not horrible. When in doubt, drink up, I say.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2003 Quite a lot of hopping with a sever malt presence. Came off too bitter though. Still drinkable as a good winter beer. You can tell it’s from Seattle.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2003
Lovely cascade-hoppy aroma -- sweet and astringent at the same time (yum!). Color is amber-gold and there’s a moderate, lacy head. The palate is very intersting -- the malts sit in the middle of your tongue and the hops spread out all around. I guess, given this is a holiday beer, it could be compared a little to a wreath (the bite is all around the edges . . .). It is remarkably well balanceed, especially considering the hoppy aroma. There are distinct malts and layers of sweetness that start with the malts and gradually move into the hops. A nice, interesting beer.


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