Aubrey (3451) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rerating: Huge ’bread dough’ nose with a yeasty aroma to boot. Smooth mouthfeel. Malty, in a ’bready, cake-like’ sort of way; very meaty and thick in that respect. Has a very curious malt bill. Some apricot in the back end. Cookie-dough sweetness is a little sticky and cloying. Fairly ’easy-to-drink,’ but it is a little strange. Overall, I found it not bad, but it would take some time to get used to. I don’t know if I could acquire an affinity for those eccentric malt flavors though.
dprior (118) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2002
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The fruity aroma and taste was appreciated with the first gulp, but after 3 or for gulps it just got old and overdone. They need to tone this down some. There were some good hops hiding back there, but they couldn’t get out from under all that fruit.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just all around too fruity. Fruity smell, fruity taste, I like fruit but not in my beer.
Slush99 (6) - USA - MAR 9, 2002 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
It was ok for a change of pace. Definatley not a favorite beer, more of a novelty
Choke (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2002
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
hippie lovin crap
darkvibe (68) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light, just the right carbonation and great taste. The aftertaste leaves something to be desired, though.
JabberJenn99 (9) - Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2002 does not count
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
If you know someone who doesn’t like experimenting with beers, this is a good one to start off with. Light and fruity, this is a funky brew that can make any chick feel like trendy starlette.
Balthazar (86) - Clinton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very fruity and hoppy... interesting taste, took a little while to adjust. I liked it.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good fruity pale ale. Nice hint of fruit (peach/apricot) without being syrupy sweet. Nicely balances the bitterness.
Brewmaster (168) - USA - JAN 18, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
When i visited Magic Hats brewery, i passed on this taste sample. There was so many to choose from. But now that i have tried it in a bottle - i wish i had it on tap. I have to admit Magic Hat’s brewery in Vermont is definatly worth stopping into, and one of the most unique.