Gooner (136) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2002
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice aroma...I LOVE this beer. A cloudy amber in colour. An excellent malt body, superb aftertaste...like red wine in an earlier description. I have never tasted beer like this. No hops, but some sort of flower spice(heather flower?) which is very interesting. Smooth on the throat. Just a wonderful experience altogether. It was worth the price. I will buy it again. :)
lockman (29) - Somers Point, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beautifully herbal taste with a very dry character. Certainly a different flavor!
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is pretty good. I like the taste of the heather (I guess that is what Iím tasting, not sure what heather actually tastes like). I thought it was pretty good and I donít feel like a sucker. PS - beer is not MADE from hops. They are added to give more flavor. Hops were not even used until relatively modern times (although I am glad they are!)
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 2, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had a really hard time without the hops. I mean it is one of the four freaking things beer is made of. If this is an indication of what beers tasted like in 2000 B.C. then Iím really glad that Iím 4000 years in the future. Suckers.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2002
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
My bottle smelled like vomit. Maybe the vomit of someone who had just had a large meal of something floral. Didnít taste too bad though. Very different from anything Iíve ever had before. I donít think I even want to give it a second chance. Weird.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
like everyone else says.... very interesting... I donít think itís great, and I donít think itís horrible, itís just intriguing.. I really didnít care much for the aroma, it is a very clear beer Floral in flavor, light on the palate. I donít think Iíd hunt for it, but I think Iíd try it again.
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Interesting beer. I love it. Has unique flavor.
rauchbier (3496) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting flavours of perfume blackcurrant ginger malt and toothpaste, bright copper bronze colour with no head and a dry alcoholic aftertaste
johnson2020 (79) - Canton, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dry start to finish. Nice ífizzyí quality.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I liked this. Ordinarily I have trouble straying outside the Reinheitsgebot - I love the idea of otherly flavored brews but usually am disappointed. This time I was pleasantly surprised - the botanical flavours include hops, but something else, like newly mown alfalfa - not offputting at all.