sinkhole (261) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2010
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Part of the Fall variety pack. A rare miss by Magic Hat. Pours pale yellow, with an average white head; but has a strong candy green apple aroma with hints of wheat. Taste is bad, as the green apple mixes with the yeast to create a foul taste that the wheat, hops and coriander can’t mask.
Drake (6503) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2010
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
12 ounce bottle from the fall sampler. Pours a pale clear yellow color with a medium white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Tart green apple dominates the aroma, covering a weird and offensive cheesy, rotten aroma. What the hell? The taste is green apple, pale bready notes spice and a bit of that cheese. Better than the aroma, but still unpleasant. This concept could have been so much better executed. This is sad. Pretty much a drain pour and I have two more bottles. Neat.
mcox90 (1272) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Part of the Night of the Living Dead 12 pack. Pours light gold with a small white head. No lacing as head rapidly recedes. Aroma is faint Belgian Wit and Granny Smith apple. Thin palate with just enough carbonation to keep the tongue interested. Flavor follows the aroma. The combination of green apple and Belgian Yeast is quite interesting and worth a taste.