ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
2005 bottle from Julios consumed 5/28/2005 at OldGrowth’s BBQ. Crystal clear pour, per usual from these guys, with a small light beige head, not long retained, with no lacing. Color is auburn-amber. Light notes of cream and hints of dry bitter hops in the nose, no real flavor, just earthy-like dryness and some fruity yeast notes. Flavor is initially lightly sweet, with some base malts and then a hops bitterness, dry and boring,with no flavor other than a passing, dry citrus. Hard, filtered mouthfeel, fizzy, uneven, forced carbonation, little complexity, bit thin on the end, with a medium-light body overall.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted in Toronto. Obtained in Boulder Colorado. 650ml, tasted in dimpled mug. Appearance is deep rust colour, almost ruby. Very little head after the initial pour. Aroma has elements of caramel sweetness, butter toffee flowered hoppiness. Flavour is close, but does not live up to the aroma. Starts off like a butter toffee candy, but doesn’t finish as rich. Sort of a mellow subtle sweetness with a watery backing.
GonZoBeeR (2926) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma:light hops,light malt.....
Appearance:Orange no head.....
Flavor:Light bitterness and hops flavor,light caramel malt flavor....
sfontain (807) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fairly dark amber with a small, white head. Aroma is mostly malty with some caramel with a floral note. Flavor does have a fair amount of bitterness; also floral taste; aftertaste is "flat" and just sort of plain. A little thin but probably decent for the style.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overall, Im not a big Ale fan altogether. This one wasnt to bad, I have had more bitter ones in the past. The name is bascially what got me to purchase, luckily the sawtooth didnt cut me up inside.
brewrater (92) - akron, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Alefest ’05 - Fairly mild Bitter. Balanced but thin in both hops and malt. Average not ES(pecial)B.
Indy (87) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wispy creamy head on top, beautiful crystal clear deep amber below. Aroma is mild, slightly malty and sweet. Crisp and effervescent in the mouth, with well balanced but mild flavors. Mildly bitter, gets better as it approaches cellar temp. Definitely a good beer to start the night with before moving on to something more flavorful.
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice red color thin head dissipates quickly leaving only a thin ring around the glass. like zero lacing. has a lightly roasted aroma and some hops. there isn’t much going on in the flavor. kind of thin with a little hops after taste. i could see my self drinking this while grilling. good out door lawnmowing beer.
spikee (96) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - APR 24, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light aroma of hops. Pours a nice honey color with little head and zero lacing. A bit sweet and flat with the right amount of hops and malts. A little too thin for my liking - might be better as a more medium-bodied brew. Palate leaves a touch of bitterness in the back of the mouth but is largely uninspiring. Decent overall - very drinkable.
desurfer (1219) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber body, small white head. Aroma light on the hops. Flavor is rather thin bodied, with a good deal of hoppy bitterness backed by some caramely malts. Decent quaffer.