MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color is foggy and golden, with a small bit of head to compliment it. Nose has a little spice to it and yeast. Flavor is smooth and leaves with a little bit of spiced flavor on the mouth. Nothing spectacular, but pretty quality stuff.
Frank (2862) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Incredibly cloudy orange yellow with the slightest pink hint. Very small head but decent lacing. Nose is mostly orange and I can't tell if that's from the orange zest or just the use of American hops. Not nearly as perfumy as some wits but still a bit spicy. Somewhat watery texture with almost no carbonation. A little sweet and slightly bitter with a little bit of tangy unmalted wheat to round things out. Not a bad wit.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light yet still substantial, if that makes sense. Light colored and quite spicy (a little peppery, but a lot of orange), almost with some salt back there. Quite good.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A cloudy golden color with a white head. A flavor of banana and spices...sweet banana. The arom is much the same. Smooth...subtle aftertaste but, otherwise has full flavor.
Darkover (1515) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light golden color with a small head. Coriander aroma. Flavor of spices, wheat and citrus. Pretty good.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange, not terribly hazy. Little/no head. Aroma is of orange, light citrus, coriander. Flavor is clean and dry, moderately grassy and earthy. Good spice presence.
TAR (2490) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gloomy pear hued. Sandy, dense white foam. Crackery aroma with notes of coriander, cream, straw, and citrus. Hints of clove, dough, candle wax, melon, honey, herbs, and delicate floral noble hops. Yeasty and musty. Expansive creamy carbonation. Medium-light bodied. Starts tangy and citrus with some fresh hop flavors alongside notes of flowers and citrus. Empty finish of artificial sweetener and softened phenols. Lingering earthy noble hop presence with a touch of doughy pale malts and faint peppery undertones. Yet another boring and unimaginative wit, completely devoid of body and character.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild belgian aroma, could use more hops? Spicy belgian taste in the palate. Great body, decent beer. Cheers.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Damn this is good. Just about as good as what is on TV right now....FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL!!!! The first game of the year...my beloved Jets against the overrated dirty-playing Buckaneers.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oregon Brewers Fest. Cloudy with a light golden color. Spicy, floral scents. The spices are well balanced on the palate and although somewhat light in flavor, it's still very complex. A nice summer beer.