brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well carbonated with a very lightly hazy straw color. Funky sour fruit aroma with musty yeast. Crisp overall, with light grass/straw hints. The flavor has a light sourness and a light hop bitterness underneath. Funky farmhouse yeastiness. I wonder if that flavor I’m getting is horse blanket. Lightly bitter/crisp and refreshing mouth feel. Not too bad, but nothing I’ll be having again.
IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - APR 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I don’t remember who brought this to the Pre-Tap gathering, but thanks. Poured a hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of orange and lemon citrus with a nice spiciness to it. Taset is somewhat thin compared to the aroma, with mostly a dry spicy character. Straight-forward and pretty good.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 28, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
beer decants a hazy gold with a fairly small white head that retains well and leaves a lot of lace.
fairly tart nose with smells of sour grain, barnyard funk and a bit of plain yogurt. perhaps some wet goat.
flavor is sour but not vinegar-y, with lots of grassy/hay notes and a fairly firm bitterness at the end.
very dry and tangy beer. stays fizzy the whole time you are drinking. very good and very refreshing.
DocLock (8376) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2006 Thanks to OhioDad for this one.
First of all, let me say that I consider Ron Jeffries to be a visionary . He is to beer what Da Vinci was to science.
Secondly, let me say that I am Goddamned sick and tired of certain people downgrading great beers such as this. In fact, the ratings given by certain people to this one cause me to lose absolutely all credibility for those certain people. I won’t call people out, but they know who they are, and it seems funny that the beers that get screwed are all American beers on the brink of greatness. To give a beer as good as this a below average score is inconscionable to me; a travesty of this site, and I’d like to see it investigated. Perhaps we need Olympic scoring, with a sliding scale based on # of ratings and the top and bottom few scores are thrown out. If this was an isolated incident it would be fine, but the same 3 or 4 guys keep preventing great beers from getting a fair statistical rating, downgrading good beers like a pack of hyenas ambushing and downgrading the lifespan of a limping antelope. Enough is enough!
On to my rating. The pour is hazy dark straw colored, with a 3-finger foamy white head. The aroma is heavily citric, with a great lemon/orange/grapefruit trifecta coupled with tropical fruit, floral notes, and some funky, cobwebby malt. The taste is citric and hoppy and floral, with some candi sugar, pineapple, mangoes, papaya, and apricots. The palate is extremely complex, with a lively density and very intense flavor components. The dry floral elements come out a bit more as it warms, and the substantial malt base reasserts itself.
This beer is awesome. Period.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2006
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Light hazy yellow colour with a big white head. Discusting, earthy, fruity aroma and taste. Medium body with a light dry finish.
MrBunn (2535) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Straw color with a massive foamy head that laces when (if?) it goes down. Aromas are intense and interesting, of cinammon, coriander and sweet honey. Maybe a pumpkin pie undertone in the nose. Flavor is tart, with spices mixing with the acidic body. I should have stopped at the aroma, since this one heads downhill at first sip.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours straw blonde. Nice, earthy, malty character to this one. Very nice and drinkable.. Nutty finish. Very good.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy pale golden with a nicely-lacing white head. Funky horseblanket earthy green spiced aroma has a dry toasty pale biscuity malty presence with lots of tartness. Starts smooth and lightly tart, but nowhere near as much as the aroma implied, along with some cheesiness. Finishes smooth, dry and lightly earthy. Very drinkable with nice complexities, which makes this a good session beer.
Ungstrup (29989) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An unclear orange beer with a lazing white head. The aroma is primarily of citrus, but also with light notes of coriander. The flavor is acidic with primary notes of citrus, but also light spicy notes, where coriander is most dominant.
joergen (22873) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hazy yellow coloured with a huge white head.
Acidic aroma with notes of fruits.
Flavour of fruits and peaches with acidic notes.