KPMycoskie (15) - USA - SEP 11, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I am not a big fan of rice beer...but whenever Great Divide brews, they bring the pain. I would have liked a little more malty aroma, and perhaps a bit of citrus finish to coincide with the summer beer catagory, but hey - its rice beer. What can you do?
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden, clear, small white head, light nose, some malt, a bit of hops, flavor the same, not impressive but not horrible.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
this one caught my attention because the brewmaster kinda skipped over the tap as we sampled the hibernation, hercules, etc.
this once is actually brewed with rice. which aint the norm for a micro or should i say a good micro. golden hazed appearance with white head. slight malt crunch nose. palate marks same territory with a crisp easy drinkn fresh beer. lemon zest and tinge of bitterness.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
GABF week. Pours very light color with an ok head. Light malt with some herbal hints and a slight fruitiness. Flavor is very light but clean and easy drinking wiht some light malt and a touch of bitterness. Ok overall, but not up to GDís standards.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the brewery, GABF week. Light gold appearance on the pour....small white head. Fruity malts in the nose...very light. Taste is the same, dry, malty, doughy...not much for me to like. Maybe itís the rice...who knows. I tried it...thatís about it.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very mild aroma is lightly sweet with some herbal hop notes apparent. Clear golden body with a low but lasting white head that recedes to ring with some lace. Light sweet flavour has some banana esters and a lingering musty honey sweetness. Lemony citrus note becomes more apparent as it warms. Light body with fair carbonation. Sampled on tap at Breckenridge.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 4, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear yellow w/creamy head. Light malt with no hops. Lite body with a fair amount of CO2. Flavor is light and fruity. No bitterness. Canít say Iíve ever had a rice ale before.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2005 Tap at brewery.
Pours a translucent gold with a faint honey aroma. Flavor is nice and light, with floral highlights and a slight hops finish. Palate is slick.
BeerandBlues2 (10691) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Breckenridge at the Ballpark. Pours cloudy yellow with a medium white head and lined lacing. Clove, lemon and banana aroma with hoppy citrus notes and malt, yeast. Lemon, clove, and mace flavor with a malty finish and grapefruit hop notes. Light bodied and crisp, refreshing palate.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - OCT 16, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at the brewery: Poured cloudy yellow with a full white head. Aroma is somewhat grainy and cereal-like. Mild sweetness in the flavor with more cereal notes and mild hops. A decent beer nevertheless.