Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2006
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
12 oz bottle. Pours orange with red with a small head. Im not sure what rosehips smell like but the aroma here is honey and oranges. Tastes like it comes out of a can, and not the new lined cans. Theres a bit too much honey in this. These people ought to be ashamed of themselves but then, their market is Florida.
morrdt (668) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Poured a nice light amber/orangish color with a small head. Very flowery scent. Tastes sweet and thick with a rather nice honey flavor. Finish is rosey and bleah! Nothing very special about the beer.
Papsoe (25131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. Lightly perfumy nose. Medium-bodied, sweet and caramelish with a rather distinct honey flavour. The rosehips come somewhat unwanted towards the finish. Somewhat sticky sweet finish completely without any bitterness. 060406
jhliesen (607) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle-The pour ended up with a hazy light orange color and a small head that lasted throughout the drink. Pretty active carbonation existed, but not too fizzy. The aroma was fruity with some hops popping up. The flavor was mostly malty with some fruit. The taste had a tart feel on the tongue. The aroma was slighty fruity. One of the better beers coming from Florida Beer Company.
IndianaRed (1798) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Pours a hazy dingy light brown/orange. Small but lasting white head. Nice sheeting lacing. Aroma is sweet, (honey) and some light fruity notes. Apricot or peach maybe. Flavor is sweet, a bit papery but similar fruitiness and obvi0ous up front honey flavors. Nice fairly full feel and soft carbonation. Quite sweet abit flowery, but tasty I thought.
Cappadonna (110) - Delray Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy pour that looks like cider (I happen to like this look). Moderately malty aroma with notes of honey, as would be expected. There is almost no initial flavor, but then a heavy honey taste follows. Palate is average. This beer gets intangible points from me because it’s brewed near where I live.
Aurelius (3443) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy, oak-gold. Kind of stinky sometimes, other times had a vanilla/honey sweetness to the aroma. Vanilla, tangy. Finishes with a tangy spike, then goes watery and a bit sweet. If I were to blind taste this, then I’d assume that it was a brewpub wheat. Has that ladyfinger cakey quality that I associate with beers that have undergone a protein drop.
FlacoAlto (3450) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours a deeply hazy orangish-red color, it is topped by a wispy, thin pale head. The aroma is interesting; it is a mix of floral astringency, hints of sweet malt, light acidity, and of course rose blossoms. The beer has a definite honey sweetness to it (is this pasteurized) that seems to hide the floral notes that were found in the nose a bit. The beer is quite thin on the palate, and there is a bit of acidity in the finish (perhaps from the rose addition) that also tends to make this beer quite light and quaffable. This beer is not too bad, it is perhaps better than I was expecting. I like how the floral characteristics, the sweet honey, and the acidity all blend to create an easy sipping brew.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle via trade with Degarth - Thanks Joe! - Pours cloudy golden with a thin white head.. Aroma of honey and spice. Flavor is honey sweet, with a very odd clove-like spice to it I presume that is the rosehips since when I asked my wife what a rosehip was she told me a spice.. over some caramel malt background. A very unique flavor. Palate is light and carbonated pretty well. Alot like a hefeweizen like Palidor says... Not bad for a summer brew.. Just nothing outstanding about it.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2005 Ok this tastes prretty good and probably deserves a decent rating, but I just don’t get very excited about it. This is marketed as a chick beer and I have to be honest it is ambitious for that because it has a strong malt profile and feels much more like an ale in the mouth than any Vienna I have ever had. there are lots of nice flavor notes like a little spiciness, some herbal tea notes and some malt sweetness, but it just never grabs my palate all the way. Still nice to see such an ambitious beer marketed to the ladies.