BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale gold, appealing and refreshing sight, with a nice clarity that’s almost transparent, well carbonated with a soft delicate foam. The aroma is mild and subtle, but I get instant signs of malt, a little biscuity and buttery, with a slight blueberry fruitiness and a very faint hop spice. It’s nice and soft on the palate with a gentle mouthfeel and plenty of spritzy carbonation. It’s somewhere from light verging on medium bodied. The flavors are very clean throughout, offering the briefest hints of berry-like fruitiness, my taste buds are still learning but I would guess something of a cranberry, raspberry and cassis mix, without being particularly assertive. There’s a mild hop bitterness in the finish, which does leave a slight flowery aftertaste, but the sweet maltiness comes though much more pronounced. A thoroughly enjoyable and refreshing summertime ale!
mokeefe1199 (3) - USA - DEC 10, 2001 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A favorite of the summer beers. Great, refreshing taste. Becoming more popular, it lasts six months in the stores instead of 3.
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - OCT 17, 2001
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pale; almost no aroma. Decent representation of the style, although the Tire Biter ale from Colorado is better. Faintly pilsner-like.
Brent (116) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - SEP 24, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Average body and hops. Doesn’t jump out at me like some other Goose products, but a solid pizza and burger beer.
Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - SEP 20, 2001
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow! Talk about refreshing! Perfect combination of Malt and hop balance. Great color and the lemony flavor makes for a very refreshing summertime brew. Good work on this one!
edtdave99 (9) - Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2001 does not count
1.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Spicy and delicious, easy to drink. Sometimes difficult to get outside of Chicago.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2001
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A fragile, silky beer with character produced by slight orangey notes.
JMerritt (1867) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2001
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smelled good, looked good, felt good ... but didn’t taste good. Initial palate was too bubbly and ’fuzzy,’ if that makes sense. I was rather disappointed.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 16, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely fantastic! Having never been to Cologne, I can’t say if it is true to style, but this lightly fruity, top-fermented beer is pure joy to drink. Soft, easy-going flavor and a light, refreshing body make this a new favorite of mine. Not to be missed.
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2001
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very worthy ’summertime’ brew! Smooth and flavorful, just wish it had a little more bite---acidic or carbonation-wise.