abemorsten (3194) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - SEP 25, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared bottle. Pours hazy golden (as some of the sediments came into the leaving an imprint on most of the rateable features of the beer. White, creamy film. Herbal, wooden aroma with notes of apples and cereal. Light sweet, yeasty and alcoholic flavor (which seems extraordinary given the low percentage). Medium body, Doughy, almost flour like mouth. Medium carbonation.
tia (1239) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy golden with foamy head. Smells like bread and honey. Tastes a quick sweetness followed by a mild sour then into a dry finish with the hints of lingering sweetness. Both soft and lively in the mouth at the same time. Not what I normally drink but enjoying it on Mabon.
jgb9348 (5092) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden body with a rich tan head. Aroma of honey, apricots, apples and caramel. Medium-bodied; Nice rich malt flavour with a good sweet kick, some mild hops and a herbal and floral note. Mild complex aftertaste with a bunch of sweetness. Nice and great to sample as I’ve never seen it before - even though it wasn’t a stellar beer. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from German Gourmet in Falls Church, Virginia for US$3.50 by my Dad, sampled camping in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.
Ratman197 (11228) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a hazy golden yellow with a small lasting white head. Aromas ofwheat, lemon, light coriander and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of wheat, lemon,light spice and a hint of earthiness with a crisp lingering citrus finish.
adnielsen (10070) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ home. Very cloudy, light yellow orange appearance with a small head. Actually this really looks like koolaid. Grainy- light barley, wheat- slightly citrusy with light fruity esters. Orange citrusy, banana, light clove, wheat, grainy flavor. Kind of a weird beer.
j12601 (7859) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a hazed deep gold with a medium white head that falls off quickly. Big fuzzy grain with a touch of skunkiness, earthy noble hop fuzziness with a touch of paper. Medium bodied, loads of graininess and a hint of spiciness. Moves to a light lemon note with more grain. Interesting and drinkable but nothing I’d necessarily want to drink a lot of.
Drake (10501) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
11.2 ounce bottle from Vintage Wines in Harrisonburg, VA, opened 5/6/11. Pours a hazy orange color with lots of carbonation and a large fizzy head that faded fairly quickly. Aroma of overwhelming corn and creamed corn, some other grainy notes and a bit of skunk. Very faint hops in the finish. The taste is bitter spicy hops and corn. Some citrus notes in there as well but this is pretty much like drinking corn. Medium bodied. Highly carbonated. Meh.
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is grainy and slightly herbal with a hint of apples. The predominant grain is corn which is not good. The appearance is light amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma with the corn dominating everything. The palate is smooth. I really wanted to like this one as I am a big believer in biodynamics but there is so much corn here that most malt liquors can’t touch it.
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
0.33l bottle. Pours a fizzing cloudy light golden body with a fading bubbly white head. Aroma is not to inviting. Has notes of beef-stock, oranges, light citrus, wheat and something that reminds me of fried potatoes. Strange stuff this.. Lively carbonated and has quite a oily mouthfeeling. Flavors are light wheaty with some hints of yeast and a nice malty base. Ends in a light sweet finish. Quite alright, but not much more.
Butters (3960) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy straw pour with white sparkling head. Clean and lightly spiced almost like oragepeel zest, white pepper. Flavor is very sweet, but not cloyingly so. Almost like oversweetened lemonade? lavendar. Very bubbly. Not sure what to think about this. But I’m pretty sure it reminds me of a mix between a kolsch and a wit.