hotstuff (4531) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Small sized creamy off-white head and fine-medium sized bubbles. Fast-rising carbonation, semi-transparent and an orange hue. Malty, caramel, hoppy and fruity aroma. Light bitter, malty, hops and vinuous flavor. Smooth and thin mouthfeel. Light-medium bodied with fair lacing.
Ungstrup (31499) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is very fruity with notes of chocolate, lemon, and spices. The color is a beutiful golden with a fine beige head. The flavor is very roasted, very dry, very flowery - primarily elderflower, and very hoppy. It gives a sting to the tongue while drinking. Quite an interesting beer.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a decent, somewhat off-white, head. It's duration is average. My nose isn't working to well but the ale smells sweet. The taste is enjoyable with the malts standing out. There are just enough hops to make this beer not tip too far on the malty side. The palate is all malt and is also enjoyable. Hey, this a well rounded brew. Probably would go great with fried or grilled foods. Maybe has a little too much carbonation.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 8, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured orange with a small head and a musky sour aroma. Taste isn't much better except it does have a bit of malty sweetness to it. Finish is clean but way too light.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours extremely over my expectations. Dark burnt raw sienna colors with a huge rocky head. Nice aroma that reminds me of a candle flavor that I cannot put my finger on, but you can definitely find the honey wafting in there somewhere. Lots of caramel and toffee, with some light fruits, that never really make there presence known. A bit unbalanced, but overall pretty tasty.
hershiser2 (1571) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Paid $2.99 for a 500ml bottle.
Nice burnt-orange color, very luscious small fluffy head. Great lacing.
Nice sweet scent that I can't quite place.
Wow... nice, creamy, smooth taste.... did I mention creamy? How about creamy? This is damn good.
I have never seen this beer before, but if I see it again, I'm gonna buy it right away. Damn good beer!!! I wish I would have gotten more than just one.
additional notes: I noticed that many people say to drink this at room temperature- what i found best was to let this beer chill about 20 minutes in the fridge, and then drinking- so slightly cooler than room temperature was my favorite, but not cold!
leaparsons (9110) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light gold with a loose white head of foam. Aromas are thin sweet malts and er, thats it. Flavours are sweet caramel and are OK. Pivo has it dead right about the scratchy dryness - a good deScription. This beer is pretty dull.
SpringsLicker (3289) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I wasn't impressed with this beer at all. It looked good, but fell short on aroma and flavor. Just not much going on here or it didn't survive the trip across the pond. A tad thin. Nothing else to write about this one.
pivo (2646) - GERMANY - JAN 18, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bready nose, hazy orange color, frothy head. Thin fruty malt body of apricots with some orange at the end. Very little bitter or hop character, though there is a scratchy dryness very late in the finish. Thin, crisp mouthfeel.
YogiBeera (2554) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wired brew. Orange color, flat carbonation, little layer of a head. Orange nose, but very weak. Orange and grape but sweet taste. Thick- kind of odd, as it has the thickness of an orange juice wihich is thick cause it is somehow rotten :-)