Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hyper-active carbonation here, in this clear amber-hued brew, slim head, soon disappearing.
Flat, vegetal nose, bright, but blaseí. Not especially pleasing.
In the mouth: hum meets drum. Gone in a quickness, flavor peeps up and disappears. Lightly malty, caramel, then toasty dry, but never too tasty. Potatos seem to occupy a void, but not fill it with anything.
Light bodied, with a null field of a finish, mostly water and echoes of vegetation.
I so want to like this, but is offers little rewards, and does not give any pleasurable flavors at all. Not really worth the drinking.
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hmm..pretty mediocre. Didnít know this was brewed by summit, but itís nothing special. Somewhat malty and very grainy. Donít bother.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2007 VERY light and watered-down flavor and aroma. Some off-flavored notes like sour apple cider that put me off my feed. Some lightly roasted caramel maltiness saves the day. Somewhat overly spritzy on the tongue. Repeatable but barely.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear copper, nice head. Tastes like a crappy, cheap beer. Few malts, some hops, but quite grainy in the middle and cheaply sweet at the end.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 17, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dusty malt aroma. Orange gold pour. Bland, dusty malt and earthy maybe potato flavor. Not offensive, not delicious. Finishes with lingering of almonds.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This stuff is made frompotatoes, and when I heard the proceeds go to fight LUPUS, i knew it was good!! This is avaiable on tap in quite a few places in st paul, since its bottled here. A real tasty amber brew, no bones about it.
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2005
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice copper color. Says itís brewed with potatoes but I canít taste any in there. Mainly a standard balance of malt and hops, mainly towards the malt. Somewhat thin body. Strange that itís classified in this category; I donít think think potatoes are classified as vegetables -- rather, they are tubers.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Orange w/wispy head. Malty aroma. Light but not too watery mouthfeel, gypsum finish. Bland.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 12, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Rich gold color with no head. Lightmalt nose. Little in the way of flavor though not unpleasant. Undistinguished.
ElGaucho (2272) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
2004 ABR. The guy at the Finneganís booth swore up and down that this is a different beer than the one originally brewed by James Page, called Finneganís Irish Ale. Curious that both are made with potatoes and the proceeds from both go toward the Spud society. Regardless, I rated the earlier Finneganís awhile back and that was noticeably better than this one, so Iím guessing they deserve to be considered separately. Faint, apple cider aroma. Small, off-white head. Leaves a little bit of lace, but really isnít overly attractive. Amber in color. No visible carbonation. Somewhat lively mouthfeel, but not too pleasant. Has an apple ciderish mouthfeel. Some off notes. Undercarbonated.