ClarkVV (4445) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2005 Pours a clear, light yellow, with some hazy yellow tinges. Small rapidly dissipating white head. Mildly tart, mildly spicy aroma. Begins with a bitter juiciness followed by a drier light hops flavor. I can find little malt flavor here, though maybe some on finish as it warms, it is lightly sweet with a tiny nip of alcohol. Flavors of heather, I would imagine, as well as a flowery herbal essence. Begins very spritzy but softens up as it breathes. I’d be much more impressed if thisnt wasnt filtered.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours gold with little head, disspating quickly. Sweet, floral spicy aroma. Malt and nut flavors with some bitterness. Fairly dry finish. Pretty good ale.
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - OCT 8, 2003
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
beautiful sweet heather scented, nice lace head, rich sweet - medium spice - slight bitterness, pretty nice stuff
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy gold with fine white head. Sweet aroma. Nice malt/spice/floral flavor. Very dry finish with no hop favor. Very strange. Felt more like a dry white wine than beer. Very smooth with good body and mouthfeel.
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer could be likened to a dry white wine. I am not sure if it wasnt brewed with herbs/spices or if it was hops. Very floral in aroma and flavor. A very interesting beer to say the least. Also, very enjoyable. Structurally, the head was soft and foamy, the body crisp and clear and finish was sweet. A very well crafted beer that I wish was more accessable.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice thick head when poured that stayed for awhile and clinged to the side of the glass.Had flowery notes with some bitterness.Nothing that wowed me here
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the most unique ale I think I have ever had. Lots of sweet spices in the aroma and taste, cinnamon, nutmeg, perhaps some clover honey, but lots of ginger, almost a ginger ale like quality to this one. Strong wine like mouthfeel that is very dry in the finish.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cL bottle, bbf 6/05, goblet, 50 degrees. White, frothy, average-sized head is somewhat short-lived. Hazy amber-orange body with no visible carbonation or particles. Nutty, grainy, cookie malt (mod); heather spicing (mod); grape, pear, nutmeg aroma. The heather imparts a huge earthy aroma. Different, but definitely quality. Moderately sweet throughout with a lightly bitter, lightly acidic finish. The heather leaves a wonderful gingerbread-man cookie aftertaste. Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: quite interesting, and c'mon...is there any better aftertaste than gingerbread-man cookies?
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Hazy gold colour with a fine white, slightly lacy head. Lovely smooth malty flavour. Very pleasing mouth feel, silky smooth and more’ish.
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Heather and malt aroma, light copper color. The heather is very appearant in the flavor as well. Interesting but not great.