SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2008 Brown/amber. Big, bubbly, tan head. Gorgeous nose- sour fruits, oak, vanilla, earth, toasted caramel, subtle spice. Same flavors, dry finish. Medium body, softly balanced carbonation. Excellent.
Metalhead (615) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2005
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
This crap is near drain pour. It would have been if not for the price. Poured a very cloudy diahretic brown with a large head. Taste was terrible. Like a bad mixed drink at a cheap wedding mixed with stale butter cookies. Could’nt quite place it but this stuff BLOWS! Even worse when very cold. a 3.85 avg,c’mon??!
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy particulate orangish brown body with a large beige head. Interesting aroma of butterscotch, red and green peppers, maple syrup, vanilla, oregano, and florals. Flavor of caramel, fruit, and spices. Full bodied with a thick creamy texture. Enjoyable and unique!
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml no date. Style points for a cool label/packaging. Beautiful ruby red in color sporting a creamy layer of froth. This one gets a five for appearance. Fantastic and complex aroma. Berries, fruit,caramel, wet cardboard, peppermint, this ones got alot going on. Lots of spices here. Body is silky smooth with a crisp effervescence and medium to full. Flavors are also complex. Slight sourness, really funky flavors that are blend or fruit, malt,spice and yeast. Overall a really impressive ale that I recommend trying.
flemdawg (521) - Naples, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared this bottle with walleye. Hazy reddish orange color with a decent sized beige head. Sweet fruit aroma(apples, pears, plums, and maybe some peaches). Also some alcohol as it warms. Not a fan of the taste. Bitter chalky taste with a hint of some fruits. LIngering bitter finish. The more I drank it the less I liked it I’ll pass on this next time
walleye (1061) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from the bottle. poured a cloudy reddish brown, with a light tan head. aroma, plums, carmel, fruity, yeast hints of grapes and alcohol, and a sourness finishes it off, a very enjoyable aroma. flavor, fruity with a nice blend of caramel, yeast , plums and sour grapes.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gorgeous red color with a totally retained off white head. Aroma is subtle, refined and has notes of medium fruit, caramel, and yeast. Flavor is also subtle with sour hints and a bit of malt sweetness; lightly acidic and effervescent. I continue to enjoy Jolly Pumpkin Ales.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 30, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL, capped bottle: rich, garnet, violet hued body below a thick, tight bubbled off-tan head, that leaves behind a dense Styrofoam-esk lace. Sweet & light aroma with caramel coated plums, dark red grapes, vanilla beans, oak bark and a soft, creamy icing. Yeasty esters linger just above the glass and mix with a slightly more than subtle banana alcohol presence. Liquid hop pellets slide across the tongue while rich, bitter leather tannins round out the palate offering an interesting twist and combine with a dry, spicy earthiness to really sooth and relax the body and mind after a long day…truly a special brew.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
garnet with a small off white head. Inviting aroma of spices and malt. nice mouthfeel with a complex taste of spices, caramel malt, and earthiness. A well done beer by this new michigan brewer, I look forward to trying more of their offerings.
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap: Thick head with decent lacing, rich aroma, some yeast notes sugar and other sweetness throughout, very well balanced, an excellent microbrew.