Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An unclear orange beer with a small white head. The aroam is very sweet and spicy, while the flavor is sweet and very spicy combined with lesser notes of yeast and alcohol.
jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Toronado. Golden color with a diminished white head. I picked up vanilla and toffee flavors. Neither a powerful aroma nor flavor but a good drinkin’ beer. Clean and smooth.
arjoseph (634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2005 GABF 2004. Great marketing story, but not a great product. I couldn’t get over the skunk in the aroma and the flavor. It masked all the wonderful malt that was accidentally added. Nice body, and there was a nice hoppy finish, but overall unenjoyable.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted at the StrongAlefest. Dark, very matly in the aroma. Somewhat festive in the flavor. A little citrus, spicy, sweet and a little dark fruit quality. Finish is clean and fairly smooth. An interesting beer I’m glad they brought it down, at least for something diffferent.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at brewery (GABF time): Dark golden with some haze; thinnish head. Kind of thickish and heavy on the tongue. Malts definitely take the stage ... grainy, husky and bready. Notes of musty yeast and a milk-like sweetness. Decent amount of hop bitterness, but not quite enough, IMO. No high / fusels to complain about. Definitely warming. An interesting "accident," but it lacks charisma or depth.
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This comes out the color of yellow pine, a few years worn. Light.
Little head, no lace.
Smells of barleycorn, and light barley malt. It strikes me as a little musty, like a new camembert.
Barley chew, yeah. A hop flower then the alcohol cuts over everything. Whoa, it’s sweet. It’s like beer hard candy. Umm. There’s some decent hop dryness to this that comes about after a few sips. That chewy barley strikes some nuttiness, pine nuts, raw virginia peanuts. The alcohol provides quite a bite. My wife loved this. I liked it. I could sip this for a good long while with friends.
Ernest (5864) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draught. Head is fully diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), trace hops (flowers), moderately yeasty (dough, sweat), with a fairly strong note of wort. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, unclean. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Good grief, what a joke...smells mostly of unfermented malt and stinky yeast, and those elements come in strong in the aftertaste. It’s frightening how bad NB beers have been getting lately, including ones that I used to think were pretty good. This is undrinkably bad, and embarrassing, quite frankly.
3fourths (7511) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled @ Falling Rock, GABF weekend. Murky orange and brown color... smells a little like liquid malt extract syrup... lots of wheat and barley aromas, grainy nose almost. Flavor is really just LME, grains, cereals, etc.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Golden-amber color with a little white head. Malty aroma. Flavor is very fruity, malty, and even more fruity. Finish is dryer than I’d have imagined.
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Notes are hazy, from Dr. Bill’s post GABF party at Falling Rock 10/2/04... Poured a deep golden color with a medium sized off white head. If I could understand my notes, i’d be better off. I can understand "a very average saison". Seems to be about what everyone else has said about this beer.