thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2003
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Smells like cinammon. Tastes a little like dirt and water with a little bit of cooked corn juice. Unimpressive but different. It's kind of sour as well. Odd.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2003
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted in Toronto from LCBO.
Pungent grassy, grainy malt scent. Appearance is cloudy with little or no
head. Taste is fairly bland or subdued. No hint of
goosberry (whatever in the hell that is). As for rating in the wheat
category there is little or no traditional wheat flavors - no
banana, no hints of cloves. Its a shame, because the other beers in the Heather Ale
historical beer line were pretty good.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 10, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I noticed a lot of corn and crisp berry flavor. About the color of unfiltered wheat. Lots of floaties, I hope they were pieces of gooseberry. I would say that this is underrated but also, I was disappointed. The label is very unique and I expected more earthy joy.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2003
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A vigorous pour yielded 2 fingers of white froth atop a hazy honey colored ale. Has a starchy muskiness to its aroma with slight citrusy wheat note. Head has settled down quickly and retains abit with lacing. Mouthfeel is rather flat feeling with a slight dryness. Flavor is completely unusual and a bit unpleasant. A bit sour and earthy with a staleness added to it. I'm not sure if I'll finish this one or not. Not a good tasting brew.
RobBestwick (641) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
malty/fruity aroma, pours with a cloudy orange hue and a small head, gooseburies/pears with underlying earthy malt tones, I think there are also some subtle hints of honey.
Indra (2689) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity, floral and sweet aroma, some of which must be from the unfamiliar gooseberries, along with pale and wheat maltiness. Lighter golden yellow color, with a thin head. Fruity and wheat-accented flavor, some flowery sweetness and very faint hop spice. Palate is very clean and light, with low effervescence. Soft bodied. Seems to work pretty well as a summer quencher. According to the label, also contains bog myrtle and meadowsweet. Unique, just don't go into it expecting layers of hidden complexities. It's a rather simple brew.
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
aroma is kind of tart kind of yeasty. appearance is golden and hazy with no head. flavor is very unusual, kind of tart, kind of sweet, some wheat profiles. different but good.
Aurelius (4570) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very interesting brew. The smell was very sensuous -- yeast, cake, fruit, some vinegar. Lame label, continental 11.2 oz bottle, light apricot/helles colored brew with flocculent white floaties. Flavor is acidic, lightly sweet, fruity, yeasty and herbal. Actually, this tastes like some homebrew experiments that went slightly awry -- still it would be enjoyable under certain circumstances, and I'd prefer to drink a risky beer than a cookie-cutter APA. Palate goes a little flat, lightly acidic finish which fades into a floral aftertaste.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale gold color. Kind of cloudy. Interesting taste, but I found it to be too sweet, light, and lemony.
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting nose - must be the gooseberry. Cloudy with a light effervescence, it's not sweet or sour - earthy with a bit of yeast. It seems lagerish to me. There's not much subtlety to the flavor, only to the aroma; somehow the fruit doesn't carry through well. It's solid, but not particularly interesting or pleasurable.