PorterPounder (6966) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Odd, to say the least. Murky, light orange appearance with a decent long lasting head. Very fragrant floral aroma with some ginger notes as well. Pleasant mouthfeel, leaves a nice aftertaste. Flavor has the same ginger elements, I’m sure it is heather, just never had heather before! Also detect a bit of spearmint in the back end as well. Not your everyday quaffing ale, but a nice diversion.
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled @ DBF2004: Golden coloured. Beige head. Sweet and malty in the aroma. Some honey notes in the flavour. Malts and herps vaguely present. Dies quickly on the palate. Dull
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not my cup of tea; bitter and flat tasting. Appeared alright, but no head at all. It was dry and yeasty, but had something that lingered and didn’t sit well in the finish.
walleye (1091) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured a cloudy amber color with a med size white some lacing.aroma is yeasty,sweet and got hints of honey. flavor fruity spices with a taste of honey.this a differant beer at 1st I didn’t care for it.as it warmed up I started to get in to it.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2004 strange metallic/apple aroma. clear, brass color. a very fine looking head. thin, elegant. sweet and malty with a nice vinous bitterness and dry puckering finish. it's ok. tastes a lot like a bitter.
heemer77 (5238) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep, bright gold with no head. The aroma hit syou with apple pie and flowers. Very sweet to smell. The taste is a slight peach. The flavor changes later in the beer to an orange sherbert like finish. Has a medium mouthfeel. Very satisfying.
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 1, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yeasty aroma with a touch of flowery hops. No head, and very little lacing. Murky orange/yellow in color. Malt body with hints of light hops and spices. Finishes dry with a yeast flavor.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazed, orange hue. Small sticky off white head. Mealy, malt nose. I really enjoy this heather brew. Slight smokiness, great herbal flavor, winey, and a very pleasant sweetness that rounds this out. I spose some could see it as 1 dimensional, but I feel it rocks.
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - APR 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Small white head, light hazy, golden colour. Impressive and fresh aroma, aromatic herbs and roots (gentian, juniper, licorice root, rosemary, mint...). Aromatic honey sweetness (rhododendron honey), restrained bitter (aromatic, "juniper berries" bitterness), light acidic taste. Very soft, weak carbonation, medium body, dry texture, long and aromatic aftertaste. A bit empty mouthfeel.
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2005 Orange-gold colour with a thin white head. The aroma is unsurprisingly very floral, with a faint malty character as well. Sweet caramel and a hint of peat. The flavour is also quite malty, with some sweetness, faint spiciness, and a very floral finish. The flowery character seems to last on the palette for awhile. Not as different as I thought a beer completely lacking hops would be. This is a good refreshing beer.