YogiBeera (2516) - 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 :-)
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2004
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was sipping this beer as I looked it up to do a review. I was *not* impressed and I saw that it had pretty good scores so I looked at what other had written to see what they saw that I didn't. This beer is definately not meant to be had cold. Let it warm up first. I'm still not impressed but it's better than it was.
Pours an amber with a decengt head but no lacing.
Smelled *really* bad when cold and only improved a little as it warmed. It's almost skunky smelling but not quite. It reminds me of one of my first homebrew attempts; the only reason I drank all of those was because I made 'em.
Tastes, well, okay, but it has some serious "band-aid" stuff going on. It's buttery and malty.
Mouthfeel is simply average if not watery. Drinkability isn't that great, IMO. It's possible that I just grabbed a bad bottle, but I'm really not impressed with this at all.
raymow (893) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy dark amber color with a hop and malt aroma. Not bad - but I expected a little more character to it.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange with off white head that fades quickly. Grassy/musty/hops aroma. Mildly musty malt, faintly sweet, with sour notes. I'm not sure it it was intentionally this way, or if the bottle I had just hadn't held up well; I suspect the latter.
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light malty aroma with a cloudy, dark-orange color. I take a sip and it's so light that it just slides by with the faintest notion that i just drank some beer. Some definate malty characteristics with a touch of the hops (not the "distinct hop aftertaste" they promise. different, but good.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 15, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Another beer that didn't travel well over the Atlantic (or maybe English beers aren't as great as everyone claims). Orange with thin white head. Wet hay aroma, stale taste with an earthy punch when you swallow. Eh.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Liked it much more than it's cousin, Dry finish and a smooth malt undertone. A definate repeat buy
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour a slightly hazy orange-amber color, the head monumental in size, the color a winsome light tan, and semi-creamy in texture, a fine sealing sheet of lace to seal of the glass. Sweet malt is the dominate aroma, very crisp and fresh to the senses, start is sweet with lots of malt, top is fair to middling in feel. Finish has a slight tartness, crisp in its acidity with the hops delicate in their spiciness, very dry aftertaste, and a drinkable brew.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 12, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer pours a light and cloudy amber color with a good head but leaves little lacing on the glass. Good carbonation. The aroma was a little skunky - has a grassy/floral part to the aroma with some sweetness as well. The flavor was not as smooth as I had hoped and contained some sort of fruit with tons of hops and the aftertaste of the floralness/grassyness. I wasn't very impressed with this one.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours pale, small head. Citrus aroma, a bit skunky/musty. Sweet malt flavor with a bitter finish. Not a bad ale.