hotstuff (4408) - Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Rich O’s in New Albany, IN. White head, fair lacing, carbonated, transparent, and a yellow golden hue. Aroma was malty, hoppy and sweet. Sweet, lightly bitter, malty and hoppy flavor. Smooth, dry mouthfeel. Medium bodied beer.
Lubiere (11232) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draft- Indiana brewers fest) Hazy light golden beer with a nice banana and spice aroma. Excellent warmth from alcohol and pleasant sweet malts and coriander with bubblegum. Well balanced.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Indiana Brewers Guild Brew Fest- 7/31/2004. A bit cloudy and on the light yellow side. The aroma was fairly yeasty with a citrus bitterness emerging just before my first sip. The flavor was a bit spiced or herbed and then quite yeasty.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2005 (draft) I’ve gone ahead and updated this rating as this beer has become one of my favorites. Very little head, and the beer is a little flat. But the rye and honey play together quite nicely. One of the few semi-strong beers that I can get my swill-drinking friends to drink.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewpub. Lemon-lime spicy, very light in color which belies the huge full body. Very yeasty...herbal and pungent to finish, not perhaps as thirst-quenching as a wit might be, but interesting with the big thick body.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft: Sweet, sweet nose - malt, but mostly honey. A cloudy brown with next to no head. Again the sweetness in the flavor. Okay, but not their best.
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Darker amber color with a little lace and not much head. Flavor is very straight, to the point. Citrusy and a little smoky but not too complex. Good kind of bitterness. Pretty good stuff.
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft: Hazy orange liquid atop an attractive white foam. The aroma was quite enticing: White pepper notes first grabbed me, followed by fresh oranges, hint of doughiness, flowers, rubber, bread, goat cheese, and mint. The assertive flavors display a delicious, yet straightforward floral/orange intervention. Finishes citric with a touch of breadiness and coconut. Nice hop burps, probably from the dry-hopping. Nothing overly complex, but is well on its way to being a top-notch Wit. Perhaps a bit much honey and not enough Hallertau emphasis. Otherwise, extremely quaffable and a dangerous drinker.