Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2003
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a particularly endearing aroma, sort of like an echinacea pill, held a decent head atop a pale amber body. Tasted OK, kind of sweet but after a couple of sips became like some weird fermented cabbage soup. Other than the horrid flavour imparted by the heather, this is a pretty decent brew.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interestingly malty beer, lagerish as some have mentioned. Aroma is indeed flowery. Golden and nearly clear with a lasting head, this ale is unassuming. I'm getting a slipperyish, soapy body, not too thin (but darn close), kind of like a good bohemian pilsner. Not in taste, however; this has got sourish malty bits and a little citus, perhaps from the flowers, I dunno. Cool and refreshing.
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a bit strange on the contemporary palate - it's quite unusual. Perplexing, and admittedly challenging, it's an ale with really herbal tones. It opens with a light and sweet, though yeasty, aroma, and has a cloudy golden color with sticky dense foam. It's punchy, a bit tart, and I'm left with the thought, "oh, that's what Heather flowers taste like!" In sum, it does seem like a really fine, albeit weird and flaky, brew!
CapFlu (4725) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(330ml Bottle) Pours no head, however the body is a beautiful golden-caramel. Flowery aroma of Goldings and mild malt. Flavours of apple, wood and perfume. Finishes a tad bitter. A little weak in flavour and alcohol.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Woody and toasty aroma. Amber colour with little or no head. Mad taste oily body, a bit spicey with apple and mint hints. Earthyness kills it for me.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden with a thin coating of small bubbled head. Light flowery and sweet malty aroma. Body is thin and semi-sweet with an earthy bitter finish. This is an interesting beer and is exceptionally drinkable considering its similarities to an American standard.
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
hmmmm... I'm really for a lack of words on this one. It does have a nice flowery flavor, but the rest of the flavroing makes it nasty.... Sorry, don't like it one bit.
RobBestwick (651) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 11, 2003
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Floral and soil like aroma, copper hue with a small white head, malty and earthy with herb/spice undertones, wine like texture, interesting but not my cup of tea.
thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 This brew poured a small sized head of fine to medium sized off white bubbles. It has a cloudy amber brown body with some carbonation clinging to the side of the glass. It had a smooth malty initial taste with some, but not much tang to the finish. It was very smooth with a good full bodied flavor.
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brew poured a medium head and it left a good lacing on the side of my mug. To me it had a fruity, citrusy aroma to it. It had a cloudy appearance. It had a bitter taste to it and it left an aftertaste. I was not overly impressed with this brew.