DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet citrus and hops smell. Hazy apricot colour, pours a big head. Very hoppy tasting with some malt sweetness. Creamy rich texture, good tongue tingle. Really good.
Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 29, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
orange colour, fine head, nice lace, herbal with light smokey notes, medium-bodied, quite neutral flavour, smooth, dry and slightly spicy finish
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yes, a hopshead nightmare. Taste the malt and try to understand early brewing with this one. Hops have become the norm, but were not always present in the past. How sweet, sour and sickening were beers with no bittering? The slight floral aroma and bitterness from the heather make this beer very interesting and enjoyable.
aracauna (2985) - Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a very interesting beer. Very malty. The heather flowers apparently aren’t very bitter, but they do lend a very subtle floral quality to the taste. I’d be willing to drink this again I think. Very interesting beer. It was a surprising find. I just happened upon it at a liquor store I frenquent and there was one bottle sitting there. I had never seen it before.
Suttree (4866) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very subtle favor, so don’t try after a night of IPA or stout drinking. tart, leans toward sour. thin mouth feel. worthy trying, if only to drink something a little different.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 14, 2002
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice earthy aroma, but a bland flavor. I don’t see what the appeal is.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ughh! Only 5% alcohol and they still screwed the pooch on this beer. A very different flavor. It needs hops. Please add some hops!
Odin (123) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprised that this has an AC of 5%. A very light ale in body and taste. Subtle on the tounge which begs you to take another drink. Well worth looking for.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasant hoppy aroma. Beautiful golden-brown pour, frothy head. Sligtly bitter flavor, hops are prevalent. Very clean finish.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The pour is a clear deep orange or amber, if you so desire, the head is a creamy beige, fair lace. Nose is earthy, heather, peat like tones also present. Front somewhat sweet, the top light, the finish is lightly carbonated, dry, a different taste, not unpleasant, but I miss the hops, and the bite, but still for something different, give it a try.