MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Dstructo (BA)!
Transparent amber, thin cream ring for a head. Caramel and corn in the nose, also light grass. Flavor is lightly metallic, more corn and sugary sweetness in caramel malt. Thick body, very chewy with a caramel, brown sugar, and bubblegum finish. A nice malty note grows late in the finish, from somewhere, bumping this one up a bit. As it continues to warm, this one becomes quite pleasant. Donít dump it immediately, but rather, give it some time.
phaleslu (5213) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle from a trade done on another beer site, apologies. Pours a clear light amber color with a half-inch white head that dissipates into a thin film on the beer. Aroma of caramel malts, fruits (apricot, apple, peach), biscuit, and herbal and earthy hops. Flavor of caramel malts, fruit, nuts, herbal and earthy notes, some mixed fruit, and metallic notes. Light-bodied, with average carbonation and a quick, sweet finish. Extra point for being organic; nothing standout about this one, though.
Odde (305) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
amber body with a thin white ring of head and mild spotty lace. livestock grain feed aroma heavy on the nose. minimal hop presense. mild bitterness and acidity. moderate carb. rather boring.
markwise (4098) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle from Whole Foods, Tampa. Pours hazy amber-orange with an off-white fizzy, dissipating head. Nose is slight malt, honey, and fruit, but beer is dominated by Belgian Yeast character that lets nothing else out in the aroma. Flavor is the same as the Belgian Yeast is having Napolean Complex and dominating everything else. Medium body and slightly dry finish.
IrishBoy (3690) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Pantani. Nose of sweet caramel with a hint of bubblegum. Clear light amber with a medium, lightly lacing, beige head. Flavor is peppery with caramel and a touch of spiciness. This would be a decent session ale.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear transparent amber bronze pour has a smallish white coating of head. Has a semisweet caramel malty nose with a touch of graininess and earthy hops. Starts with average fullness and some light toasty caramel and biscuity maltiness with a touch of semi-tart fruits before a drier toasted grainy finish. Pretty drinkable, but could use a fuller flavor.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma and mouthfeel seemed very muted as if it was watered down. The finish was alos very muted but did show some notes of the hops. I will try again as it seems that it should be better.
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle served in Duval snifter: Clean amber hue with a fading frothy head and minimal lacing. The aroma has notes of crystal caramelized and biscuity malts, herbal and earthy esters, slight apricot and peach, beernuts, and some butterscotch. The taste is pretty much a hybrid of your paint by numbers Amber Ale and a mild Belgian Ale. Sweet and fruity with some diacetyl notes. Herbal, nutty and slightly spicy finish does help with some semblance of balance. The mouth feel is just there, a tad thin and chalky with a hint of metallic notes. It is what it is, just your average brew.
carl4beer (520) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a clear brown with small head. aroma is nutty with a hint of spiciness. mouthful has a nice nuttiness to it then finishes with Belgian spice. Belgian yeast seems out of place in sunny FLA, but nice brew none the less.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iíve never really tried organic beers in my comings and goings of beer stores but this one is pretty damn good. Has a light brown gold color when poured. Definitly has a light spice note to it with a little bit of fruit in there as well.