DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2005 Bottle from Whole Foods, Chicago, date stamped May, 2004. A pretty likeable after sampling their unfiltered lager two days before. Pour the familiar frothy lager-head (nyuk!). Color is pale straw, of course. The malt gives up very little character, per style. Hops are more sharp and spicy, and only at the end do they show a hint of Pilsener character. A bit gassy, too. Not much more than a well presented example of a bland style.
rauchbier (3593) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, at Mahrs Keller. Gold, good white head and fine condition. Pleasantly hoppy at the start with some sweet honeyed malt aromas developing. Solid malt and good level of hop in the mouth. Sweet malt and chalky hoppiness lingering in the finish.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. A little sweeter and thinner than i had expected. Slightly metallic, lactic, with some lemon in the finish. Just felt too thin. Slightly bitter too finish, but i couldn’t really get into it.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2004
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Straw body, nice white head, German hop nose with malty notes. Metallic flavor, pretty bad.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma was of yeast and wheat, floral and citrus. Light bodied. Almost thin. Flavor was yeast and wheat and lemon and watery. Probably a decent Lawnmower beer but nothing I’d look to have again.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Okay, this stuff is better than 43 percentile. Pours a darker yellow with a nice short head with nearly no lacing. The nose has got some grass to it, the taste has got some good malts. Overall this isnt too shabbby.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium yellow color with a minimal head and skimpy lacing, with a malty and slightly metallic aroma. Light bodied with a malty flavor and almost a chocolate note. Mildly bitter and hoppy in the finish. Just so so for a German pils.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Art of Beer Fest ’04.nDeep straw in color with a small white head. Grainy malt aroma with light floral hops. Mild skunky hop flavor with a bitter dry finish.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy light straw color with a very wispy bubbly head. Very floral aroma with only a small amount of yeast and an even smaller ampunt of malt. Sweet musty malt flavors with a salty herbal finish. Seems to be lacking malt; in the aroma, flavor and finish.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cooked corn DMS aroma, farily strong. Light fruity hops in aroma as well. Metallic tinge to the flavor. Watery mouthfeel.