TAR (2657) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Clear, dull lemon. Rocky, off-white whisp bubbles. Hayish pale malt aroma touched with spicy hops and hints of dough, apple, honey, flowers and deep straw wafts. Rounded mouthfeel with sharp carbonation. Lovely balance between the fruity, spicy hops and doughy pale malts. Mineral notes counteract the spicy hops. Lightly yeasty and notably malty core. Finishes very round and well-hopped, yet it has just enough dough and straw flavors to handle the substantial grassy hop smack. While not awe-inspiring, it's plenty good enough.
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - MAR 10, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very faint, crackery, almost biscuity malt aroma. Pale golden color, sparklingly clear, with a slight head and lacing to match. Flavor profile is mild as well, with a touch of floral hops, a slight, undefinable sweetness and an with an interesting, grainy twang. Finishes dry and faintly fruity, with am understated amount of bitterness throughout. Light-medium body, with a smooth, palate and low amount of effervesence. Pleasant enough and certainly quaffable but lacking somewhat in character.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Full-bodied, extremely malty. An extensive grain bill including a nose of golden, unripe wheat, crisp barley cereal. Warm, subtle aroma of grain and yeast.