beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Different. Pretty good ale complex smokey, floral and spicy taste.
Davhgbrew (846) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2002
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2013 I had never heard of this brew before I had it, so I was pleasantly surprised. Lots of spices in the aroma, truly complex flavors that were perfect on the palate. A great beer! Original rating 08/29/02 4.1 10:17am. Re-rate- Malty spicy aroma. Amber appearance. Silky mouthfeel. moderate hoppy. Slight penut butter, banana, and grape. Finishes dry.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - AUG 28, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2004 Nice hazy orange/brown color. Very little carbonation/head. Wonderful sweet aroma, with a flavor to match. What really sticks out with this beer is the immediate aftertaste. There are strong floral flavors that leap out about two seconds after you swallow. Very interesting.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting crisp amber-orange appearance with no real head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine needles. First sip yields absolutely no hops as expected. Very flowery flavor with a rather robust maltiness. This beer finishes with absolutley no taste making it all the more mysterious.
Ernest (6014) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2008 Bottle (BB Apr/09).
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, fully diminishing.
Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, malt syrup), with light notes of pear and chamomile.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
sparky99 (4) - petoskey, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2002 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
I feel that this beer would be better suited as a fruit beer with the noticeble addition of heather. But be that as it may i enjoyed this beer enthusiastically and wanted another and another. very good beer!
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
very floral aroma. sweet and somewhat tart aftertaste. very unusual and definatly will try this again
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one was weird. The aroma was one that sticks with you even days later. Very floral. The taste was different. Not a whole lot to say there. Pretty neutral and unoffending with a dry finish.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 21, 2002
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Expected much more from this highly acclaimed beer. Floral nose is interesting, but uneventful pour and lack of generosity in the flavor is a little disappointing. Nice sweetness in aftertaste but little else where it counts.
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think I really need to try this one again so as not to underrate it. It’s a subtle brew and probably needed more of my attention.