trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 8, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2008 Dry beer. Somewhat sour, but not in a good, hoppy way. Has a mild flavor that is tough to pin down. Kind of like hay, but not in a bad way. It leaves you a little disappointed, but not enough to complain.
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber with a fizzy white head and little lacing. It has a yeasty, barnyard aroma reminiscent of Rodenbach Grand Cru without the fruity notes. The body also hints at a sourness along with malt flavours and a crisp hoppy finish.
Strykzone (6720) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coolest looking beer I ever saw! It looks almost surreal in the glass. Aroma is incredible, too. It almost jumps out of the glass. You have to love the way the froth clings to the glass. If nothing else is of value about this beer, the asthetics are worth it already. Well, okay, after drinking a pint it seems the appearance and aroma are all that is outstanding here. The flavor is on the thin sde, bitter but with no significant aftertaste. It is a pleasant drinking beer. After the senses of smell and sight were sated, the sense of taste felt underwhelmed. But it is not easy to overcome those first two. I’d buy it again in a minute!
pivnizub (10139) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Amber coloured, thin off-white head, long lasting; malty nose (some traces of cookies), some fruitiness (plums); full malt in the mouth, turning slowly into a light, but lasting, dry, hoppy aftertaste. Quite well rounded, well quaffable, a goodie......
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
thi is a pretty smooth beer. Nice red color -- nice aroma as well. goes down with with dry bite.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2005
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nitro-can. Light brown-amber, clear with a very creamy head, and lots of
retention. Aroma is watery and slighly malty. Flavor is just plain. Not much on
hops and not much on malt and not much on carbonation. Once again, the aroma
wrote checks that the flavor couldn’t cash.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a nitro can a nice clear red amber color with a nice amount of froathy white head. I always think nitro brews look so delicious when first poured! Aroma is extremely malty, but not overly sweet, instead accented by a nice floral light hoppy undertone. Flavor is creamy and watery with a bit of dry bitter aftertaste, but no real major dominant flavor. Overall I found this a major dissapointment as the flavor was not what I had hoped for.
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2005 Tap. Pours orange-golden with short-lived head. Big malty and yeasty aroma belies mild flavor. Tastes of bread and caramel. Good overall.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 23, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Medium amber w/ light tan head. Nose is yeast, dough. Taste is water, bit of chocolate and malt, with a dry after taste.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2005
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a bottle. Good colour and head. Malty aroma and taste, but there’s a watery feel about it. The bitterness is brief and disappointing.