JK (4230) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lot of alcohol in the aroma of this beer. It reminds me of a Scotch ale. It lacks any weirdness that is present in some beers of this style, and instead has a straightforward flavor of sweet malt and very light spices. Cloudy and light red, but no visible sediment. Also a very large cream colored head, and this sticks around until the end of the beer.
Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very large light orange head of fine bubbles. Excellent carbonation keeps a thick head on this brew. Fruity, spicy, grapes and malts. Color is a medium orange copper. Light and fizzy in the mouth. Light malts for balance, with more spices and a hint of fruit. Good alcohol presence and warming. Little dry and tart but only minimal. Clean and dry finish. Little bitterness/tartness which makes the mouth pucker. Quite a good brew. Can’t really find anything wrong with this one. I really like this and am surprised that it is not a little higher.
Dorqui (2055) - Brescia, ITALY - JUN 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Adherent and bulky head, a lot foamy and of good persistence. Dark maroon and fraught color; medium and light fizz. Alcoholic, winy and much flowery scent; sweet notes of malt, flowers, wine cellar, caramel and must. Medium fizzy taste, much round and dense at mouth. Structured and alcoholic body but altogether balanced and sweet.
beerbill (3254) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a massive bubbly head. A bit excessive with the effervescence in my opinion. Light yeasty aroma. Flavor is also a bit yeasty. Also a touch of malt sweetness. Little, if any influence from the hops. I didn’t dislike this beer, but I wasn’t crazy about it either.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice orangey appearance, nice medium bubbly head. Aroma is fresh, spicey and yeasty lees. Flavour is quite citric and malty with a bubbly palate. A nice beer but just does nothing to stand out.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge., big-bubbled head - very foamy indeed. Fresh, yeasty nose with hints of spices, citrus (especially oranges) and seems slighlty cellared. The flavor is pleasant and refreshing. LIghtly hopped. Very bright. The excess carbonation takes away some of my enjoyment. Thin - the flavor just kind of fizzles out and leaves me wanting more. True to its style, but it just doens’t add up to the farmhouse ales by Southampton, for example.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber colour. Yeasty aroma with firm malts, light spiciness. Hazy yeastiness, light maltiness. Not bad, but rather nondescript and overly yeasty.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 5, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
341 ml bottle, best before Jan 2008, from Metro Joanette in Verdun, Quebec (May 2006), served at cellar termperature in a Maudite snifter. A big fizzy pop goes the cap, and a huge stream of foam fills, the glass, off-white and frothy/large-bubbled, subsiding slowly and leaving generous snowflake lacing atop the oily whisky-colored liquid.....there is a light whiff of skunk from the bottle, but it’s quickly subdued by a hugely yeast, lightly caramelized-malty aroma with lots of fresh grasses and a bit of orangepeel....the flavor is quite delicious, lightly smoky and thick with caramel, a perfectly realized balancing act between sweet malts, sour yeast, and mineralic undertones that become fairly strong later in the game....strong yet supple mouthfeel also provides plenty of spice as you let the scintillating liquid pleasure your tongue, anise and oregano, orangepeel and coriander and a touch of pepper and seaweed....marvellous and transporting.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours copper with a huge head. Aromas of malts and yeast, flavors fairly sweet, but not overpowering. Clean finish. Hints of hops are noticeable on the palate, the alcohol is well hidden.
notalush (4583) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper color with lasting head - floral, perfum-like aroma, with background spicy hops - a bit one-dimensional for the style - it drinks more like a standard amber ale - a very dry, toasted bread flavor dominates, with a hint of honey-like sweetness near the finish - drinkable, but nothing special.