VertBaconStrips (2318) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - NOV 11, 2010
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Well, this one didnít explode - itís a first! Light orange, hazy, nice light tan creamy head and decent lacing. Awful awful aroma. Reminds me of fish but this isnít actually fishy. Lemon, odd candy, malty but not sure what type, veggies. Strange taste follow the aroma. Roasted malts are ok, hidden hard bitterness that canít quite be big, light pine hop, some bite, some spicy feel. Heavily carbonated. A bit dry, pretty hoppy but I just donít like this mess.
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very hazy sediment laden pour with a little carbonation and an aroma of light malt, lemon and a little pepper. Flavor is light roasted cereal, some funky yeast, some interesting bitter citrus dryness and finished very herbal. Not bad, but not quite worth $9/bottle.
J_man (924) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 17, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
It was hard to rate this beer as Iím not sure what itís really supposed to taste like. The aroma and flavor both have a sour, lactic acid component that I would have bet was from using Brettanomyces, but I donít think this beer has that in it, so I have no idea where thatís coming from. From the description, this does not sound like how this beer is supposed to taste. I really tastes like a light to medium pale ale with Brett. Unfortunately, I donít like Brett, so I didnít like this beer. There was a nice malt flavor that tries to get out from under the sour flavor, but ultimately sour wins. I couldnít detect any "crisp hoppy flavor" at all in this. It is a very pretty beer with a clear, golden body and foamy white head, and fine champagne-like effervescence. Iím going to have to guess that thereís something wrong with this bottle and hope I get to try this again when itís fresh and tasting as itís supposed to.
Ratman197 (13266) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of toffee, brown rice, earthiness and spice. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, earthiness, fruittiness and light spice with a smooth malty finish.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500mL. Poured a hazy, dirty, yeast floatie-laden orange amber with a massive ice cream head that has unreal retention and massive poofy lace. It looks like a root beer float. Aroma is rich, full of vanilla bean ice cream, some fruity sour notes too. Taste is bubbly, spritzy, tart, vanilla. Seems like it should be more tart or sour but is a very soft vanilla-centric beer that has a refreshing, spritzy palate. Very good.
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange amber with a huge fluffy lacing head that I couldnít keep from overflowing. Aroma is citrus and some toasted wheat. Flavor is light and citrusy with more of that toastiness and some underripe peach. Overcarbonated and light bodied but after sitting for a few minutes in the glass it was smooth and refreshing.
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dirty amber with a light froth. Scent is weird sour, yeast and cookie spice. Flavour is better than the aroma. sweet spice builds from spice start to sweet spiced sugar cookie finish.
Leighton (18525) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours light gold with a soft, white head. Lightly sweet aroma with malts, citrus (lemon), and mild funk. Interesting flavor. Rice character is there, with some tart and salt notes, decent sweetness, crisp and clean finish. Light bodied and effervescent. Not bad.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light, ricey, but exotic like hitachino xh...Iím really liking the subtle riciness...slightly funky...definite sake notes, briney, salty, a bit acidic...but very light mind you...light but interestingly briney and ricey. Me like.
robertjm (850) - Albany, California, USA - JUN 24, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a huge white head, but it peeters out pretty fast, leaving only a scant white foam on top. Body is deep orange, almost light amber. Surprise, surprise. The aroma is like white brown rice! Kind of light smoky and woody. Light sweetness when first drinking, but that fades to a mostly grainy taste to it. If youíve had brown rice you know what Iím talking about. Almost like granola. Not something Iím likely to buy again.