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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2004
Bottle: Medium amber hue with small but lasting frothy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of grassy and floral hops with a sublime spicy character, some lime and orange notes, and a hint of biscuity malts. The taste starts fruity (mostly citric) and herbal and some malt background. A big dose a forceful bitters shine through and are very lively on the palate. The finish displays the same light spice found on the nose with a different, almost subdued lingering bitter quality. The feel is aggressive and lively but does finish with a papery dryness. Alcohol was well hidden. Oh yeah, this is not your dads pils, full blown and heady stuff. I enjoyed it quite a lot.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (5569) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2004
Light amber color with a thick rick ecru head. Mild malt aromas with dough and toast, additional nose of rose petals with hints of wintergreen and tangerine. Seem too thick to the old nose. Sweet flavors abound. Floral/ herbal flavors mingle with dry malt and wood. Somewhat biting on the palate both from carbonation and light acid. Alcohol is perceived late in the quaff, but does not overpower. Not as clean as I would like a pils/lager. Very much like some of the strong European lager. I do notice a late malt linger that is very pleasant, but some times the pleasantries are to late to redeem previous thoughts. Thanks Derek.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2004
Golden orangish color with a mid sized white head. Ligh buttery sweet malts, lemon zest and grass in the aroma. Light sweetness initially with a very subtle hint of butterscotch, some light citrus behind it. Pretty well balanced, moderate bitterness in the finish. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2004
Poured bright orange with a short lived fizzy white head. Full malt sweetness with a slight herbal aroma. Somewhat flat tasting and the crisp hoppiness just was not present. I was expecting something more snappy and sharp. Actually, this was a bit boring. I will say it posessed a nice carmel malt backbone with a nice alcohol bite. Overall, I was expecting more out of this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Lots of hops in this strong double pils, citrus taste to the hops and a slight grapefruit finish. Pours a nice amber with tall white head. Slightly grassy flavor to the malt in the beginning and a strong bitterness to balance the finish. A really nice bite to this brew, tasted a bit stronger than 7%.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2004
strong pils, i guess thats why they call it a double, its really have some good kick to it, European aroma, kinda belgiany, taste is bitter with some light maltiness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2004 Golden as yellow pine floors with a head in the clouds; white and tall and proud, and hanging on like snow on a ’fourteener.’ Smells like...Oh, so good b-e-e-r: Malt-O-Meal with a shot of wheatgrass juice. This puts my tastebuds on edge with an astringent bite, then ties them up with hop vines. Now the interrogation begins over-buttered scones. There’s plenty of dry humor, and bitter barbs. It’s like talking to an ex-girlfriend who’s hoppier now; she’s making more money then you, she has a great new boyfriend, a nice car and house, (Is that a boob job?), and she still has that sharp sense of humor. It’s kinda nice to talk to her, she always was easy....to talk with. A great beer to start the evening out with.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Clear, bright, honey-golden appearance, fresh, chalk-white head, 1/4" and slowly dissapating. Aroma: lively hoppiness, Saaz, I’d bet, floral, herbal, and sweet, distinctive and impressive. Big mouthfeel, full blast of tantalizing hops that sweetly ring the mouth, before drying out. This play on the palate returns in every sip , and before long the larger than average ABV starts to ring forward and rise above the flavor, projecting itself as a major player in the overall profile. Now, I’m not sure why the meaning of this brew’s name escaped me so far, but I get it now! Vry tasty, with a rich, amber flavor, slightly buttery, but classically pilsneresque, with an extra edge.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Ahhh-yeaah - Super-Saaz Me! Bright orange copper with big foamy head and thick sheets of lace that slowly sink down the sides of the glass. Pepper and grapefruit aroma. Palate is pretty thick, maltwise, and sweeter than expected. The big saaz is there to dry it out though. Very aggressive, nearly astringent in it’s power, resiny and hints of orange peel and ultimately ending with lemon and a peppery dryness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2004
Pale golden, brilliantly clear. Floral hops, a bit of saaz-y stink, and some alcohol. Moderate-bodied, quite bitter actually, with bits of honey and apricot. Retains quite a bit of pilsner qualities for its strength. (Obviouslly not as light on the tongue as something like Pilsner Urquel, but thats obvious...) Good, but about 6 oz is perfect, now what to do with the other 16....


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