BeerandBlues2 (9358) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle received via trade with daknole. Pours hazy dark yellow with a small, rocky, white head, mostly diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (grain, hay, straw, meal), average hops (grass, orange), heavy yeast (dough, sweat, musty) with notes of vegetable and lime. Light bodied, gritty texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity, and moderate bitterness.
TheBeerMaster (100) - Little Falls, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow pour on the hazy side, thin head. Citrus, lime-like aroma with sugary smell. Great beer.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: cloudy yellow, wispy white head, bits of lace,
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with a strong lime character and a touch of spicyness,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor balanced with a lime tartness, light spicy character adds depth, just a hint of orange behind the lime citrus, light bitterness rounds it out,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of daknole. Thanks! Hazy lemon yellow pour with a thin head, low retention and lacing. Aroma is almost like lime-tinged candi sugar with some spicy notes. Dry taste with lime, yeast and spice characteristics. Medium bodied.
jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Number 28 on my beerfest quest, second to last. This one had a great booth set up with ladies in hula skirts and beeds with lots of swag, I got a shirt from these cats.
hopscotch (8781) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle… Hazy, straw-colored ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Decent retention. Grainy, citrusy aroma with faint notes of coriander and key lime. Medium-bodied with a 2%-milk mouthfeel and dancing carbonation. Spicy, coriander flavor. Nicely bittered; lightly acidic. Finishes spicy, minerally and sweet.
StefanSD (2070) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of daknole. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a small white head that soon recedes to a fine film. The aroma is mild with lemon, lime, spices and wheat. The flavor is light and complex with Belgian yeast, citrus, biscuit, cloves, white pepper and more citrus. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation. The finish is short and semi-sweet with lingering cloves and lime. Overall: A very refreshing and easy drinking concoction, this will probably appeal more to the Corona crowd (when they grow up).
ChainGangGuy (4347) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Pours a very hazy, light yellow-orange body with a thin ring of white of bubbles up top.
Smell: Cloves and allspice set against a scent smelling of pilsner malts. Oh, and limes. Maybe a slice or two of banana.
Taste: Wheaty, pilsneresque maltiness with a sweet blend of honey and light caramel. Pinch of spices lend the flavor a dull earthiness. Fruit flavors of banana and oh-so tangy lime. Some slight perceived acidity. Spicy hops with a light bitterness. Finishes relatively fruity and sweet.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: An easy going, easy drinking that’s acceptable enough for a single bottle serving, though I certainly wouldn’t sign off on an entire six-pack.
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of Daknole. Pours a cloudy peach yellowish orange with minimal white head. Nose is sweet wheat, spice and very light lime. Taste is pretty much the same. I like the way they didn’t make the lime the focal point. Medium mouth feel. A bit funky, but refreshing.
Strykzone (4781) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Dakine. Unevenly cloudy and looks like a tequila sunrise. Red spots visible. Aroma is big and full of yeast and coriander with some lemon. Flavor is also yeast with some chemical bitterness and orange peel. Light spices. Pepper gives some warming and zing and it is effervescent as well. A very interesting wit but the chemical did not help.