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 (1166) - 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.
TheBeerGod (5633) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazed copper body with a small off-white head. Aroma is citrusy with a hint of pine, light caramel, chewy malts, and pleasant hops. Hint of iced tea with lemon as well. Taste elicits more iced tea with lemon, light caramel, rich maltiness, mild hops and a hint of earthiness. Body is smooth and mildly carbonated with a medium overall feel. Well rounded. Finishes with spicy hops, light toffee, dried fruits, hints of tea, and citrus notes. Very nice beer.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I sampled four beers from this company and was very impressed with there product. This was good - not great but real damn good.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a large off-white head. Aroma of sweet dark malts—toffee, caramel, tea leaf—and a great citrusy hoppiness. Malty and nutty flavor. The finish isn’t as hoppy as the aroma suggests; it’s slightly bitter and dry, the dominant flavor being tea. There is a slight metallic taste, without which this would be a world-class beer. Thick mouthfeel. Very good.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper coloured with a thick white diminishing head. Aroma from malt, wood and tar with some hints of lemontea. Malty in flavour as well with a pleasant acidity. Sweetish, slight caramelly finish. Thick mouthfeel. Low bitterness.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Zum Biergarten, Cph. Aroma of light grapefruit from the hops, lightly malty. Hazy copper colored brew with a small off-white head. Malty nuttyness in the flavor, lightly spicy and quite earthy notes from the hops, light bitterness in the end.
JK (5123) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 Thanks to Darkelf for this one. Very good. Cloudy brown like a dunkelweizen, no head. Aroma of malt and herbal hops. Complex flavor; sweet malt with medium bodied, herbal hops. No alcohol in the flavor. Good.
Jeffsloane (10) - USA - OCT 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
While there isnt much of an aroma to speak of the true pleasure of this beer is a combination of butter smooth palatability that falls all the way down the throat and a sharp hoppy flavor. Great for drinking all night long.