JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Festival tap: Cloudy yellow. Light and spicy. Nose is full of coriander and white pepper, but also hints of lemon and orange zest. Light flavor carries the spices and also offers some thin pale malt flavors. Some bitterness at the finish. Refreshing, which was the goal of this beer!
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale yellow, cloudy, little head. Some banana and orange in the nose. Fairly light flavor, with banana, lemon, and orange notes. Finishes rather bitter for the style.
Terminus (3371) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 10, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well they say this is a special, but there is not much that is special here. If you like Sierra Nevada Pale ale then you know exactly what this looks, smells, and tastes like. Thats all there is to say.
DrnkMcDermott (2912) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2004 Draft. Matt’s first foray into Belgian styles here, and the choice is a somewhat mild starter. I got the very start of the keg, and so watched the barmaid pour out a lot of foam that looked like dishwater, and the impression stuck with me. Head is thin, but still substantive. Color is the usual opaque, pale yellow for this style. Taste is surprisingly creamy, with just a hint of hop spice over the expected Belgian character. I think this is something a little closer to a Point White than a real wit.