tiggmtl (4548) - 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. Can’t say I’ve 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 (9001) - Hanover, Maryland, 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 (1972) - 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.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this on draft with willblak in my hotel bar during GABF.
pours a hazy golden with hues of copper.
To begin, the beer was way too cold. It took a good while to warm so I could get some flavor and aroma from somewhere. Now where those sensations came from is an entirely different story… because there were not very charming! Rotting lemon and bruised orange peel, old decaying hay and wheat…. Cornflakes.. a little sweetness but that was drown out by the strange astringency…. I can’t say it was much worth manufacturing tap handles for this beer. Please don’t bottle it!
ClarkVV (3760) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2006 On draught at the brewery, 9/30/2005. Pours a light, yet unfiltered (basically a chill haze) and rather shiny golden-yellow, with an absolute perfect amount of white, foamy head. Retained all the way to the bottom of the glass with ample lacing. Probably speaks to how fresh this stuff is. Sparkling appearance, with large bubbles rising. Aroma has notes of dry, papery/grainy malted grains, dry rice-like notes and a bit of dry doughiness from the yeast, kind of like overboiled white rice. A hint of lemon-pepper from the hops. Flavor is dry, with a very light body, mostly water and rice, some light graininess and a moderately sharp finish, not altogether unlike some notes you get from sake. But that’s not surprising because I knew to look for the rice, being in abundance at 20% of the grain bill. Carbonation was a bit too stiff and sharp for my liking, but it wasn’t unclean in my book. Light lemons and sponge cake as it warms, soft, almost nutty-like hops bitterness is light, with little to no hops flavor. Some honey rounds out the finish. Obviously, it could stand to have more malt flavor, more hops and less rice and high water to malt ratio, but for what it’s shooting for, it does pretty well. Like a clean, well-made version of Coors Light. Really like the lack of filtration. Though it was too carbonated, it did have a good amount of substance to it, relative to style.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Lasting white head covers the clear light golden robe. Not very smelly at all, husky, candied light malts do have that ricey kick, while softly peppery hops have no pretension to add more character than it already has. Light and thin bodied, rather sweet and dull.
Indra (2560) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 9, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the brewery. Light, grainy aroma, bready and citric with faint lemony touches. Light-medium golden color, mostly clear, with a fine, creamy head.Lightly sweet, honeyish, bready/grainy flavor, with a gentle hop finish. Slight citrus (lemon) throughout. Pretty well balanced. Very light mouthfeel; effervescent. Not bad but very light and incredibly simple profile, would definitely work best as a "lawn mowing beer".
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
09.29.05 Tap. Clouded yellow gold. Thick white head lasts. Fine lace. Aroma is sour and fruity, some tropical fruits, something grainy. Sweet pex flavors, strawberry , tart. Uninspired. Finishes wet and sweet.