Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2005 on tap at the "Sweet Spot" bar in Santa Rosa, CA. Copper hue, thick tan head, minimal carbonation. considerable lacing. subtle mixture of aromas including grassy hops, citrus and sweet bread. tastes slightly bitter with a sour aftertaste. grass, grapefruit, alcohol and strong bouts of buttery toffee. medium bodied. smooth mouth-feel. pretty good but not as orally earth-shaking as some of the other Lagunistas can be.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light aroma of malt and tea. Red copper body with an off-white head. Lacing clings to glass. Full flavor. Lots of malt up front with a weak tea finish. Also noted were hints of spice, citrus and florals.
Tmoney99 (12050) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a dark amber with an average rocky off-white head that was lasting. Heavy hoppy sweet aroma. Medium body. Moderate bitter sweet flavor with a small bitter finish of medium duration. Bitter sweet hides alcohol. Good brew.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 17, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from fordest..thanks sean! Pours a light copper color with a small white head. Nose is malty and lightly sweet, some light hops, bit of apricot? Taste is smooth, finishes fizzy and bitter. Notes of malt and caramel, some light nuts here and there.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours copper and fairly opaque. Short offwhite head. Aroma is tangerines and caramel malts. Flavor is smooth caramel malts, some orange, pineapple, a bit of molassess also. Smooth drinkable palate. Alcohol is well hidden. Very drinkable beer.
Skinnyviking (7905) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Off white head. Copper unclear body. Aroma of cherries malt. Notes of caramel. Smooth bitterness.
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice, citrussy aroma with notes of marmalade and oranges. Thick, smooth texture in the mouth with caramel notes and more hops. A very quaffable and delicious brew.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper colour with a small off white head. Hoppy fruity aroma with notes of pineapple, malt is present in a faint caramel note. Malty caramel sweet flavor with a light hoppy and fruity finish.
kyzr (1159) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - NOV 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich copper color with light off-white head. Touch of orange on the nose. Good malt up front with a nice balance of hops to finish. Clean and to the point.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitas is very hit and miss with me. Sometimes they overhop things and it makes me pissy. Sometimes they overmalt things and it makes me weak at the knees. This was an interesting beer. There were notes of cookies, molasses, loam, tea, peanuts, bread dough, and caramel. Displays nice malt complexity and a delicate balance of fresh, green, slightly spicy hops to keep it from getting cloying. Carbonation lifts the mouthfeel. I could have done without the citrus note on the aftertaste but I’ll make do.