BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy amber colour, head is minimal, off white, and a little lace. Nose is fruity sweet, the front sweet while the top is rather thin. The finish is hoppy, dry, and lightly acidic. Not too ,uch flavour but pleasant.
presario (4522) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2003
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty much average across the board. Almost no aroma. Crisp and clear. Nothing memorable. Not sure what gooseberry tastes like but I think the monks and alewives wasted their time adding it to this beer. Not sure what bogmyrtle and meadowsweet are either. Above average mouth dryness without accompanying hop strength. I always wonder why brewers suggest that the beer be served "cold".
TipsyMcStager (1127) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
gooseberries? Hard to discern any difference from a typical standard macro-brew. Supposed to have a cloudy appearance, but is as clear as Trent Lott's political views. Looks and tastes average. Tart, with a hoppy finish.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Has a light orange wheat color and a almost grapefuit smell. Taste also reminds me of grapefuit and it finishes with a fuity bitterness. Overall this stuff was pretty interesting and good for a conversational peice, but not for me to drink all the time.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2003
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy appearance. I was expecting a big fruity nose but there was almost no nose at all. Smooth, light taste. Reminded me a little like a weisse
stephen louis (162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice looking very slightly cloudy.very light berry smell to it.I was a little disapointed with the taste,too mild,the flavour was very fine,but I had to fight too hard to taste it,perhaps I just can’t apreciate sutble.Still I will try again.crisp finish(carbonation)
beerguy101 (5251) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 21, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
NOTE: OLD BOTTLE TASTED! Medium brown color, slightly cloudy. Small head. Aroma is fruity, more applish than berrish. A light bodied wheat. More apple cider like than beer. No real malt or hop taste. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is fruity. After notes were taken, I noticed the best by date was Oct 2000. This beer was tasted nearly 30 month after that date. Will need to re-taste with a fresh beer.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 21, 2002
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Definintely sounded intresting.Too bad the flavors weren’t as pronounced as I’d hoped. Overall there was a fruity, sour taste. Nice hazy wheat color. Lots of carbonation. Certainly different and not too bad.
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Again, what can I say about this brewery? I love all of their beers and this is no exception. The fruity, almost floral nose is perfected by the very crisp, clean flavor.
jaymobrown (1608) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright clean nose. Smells something like thyme or pine needles. Tastes like cabbage, fruit, and some type of cooking spice. Definite cereal type taste. This brewery makes some of the most interesting beers. Bog myrtle? Gooseberries? It’s all Scottish to me.