Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2006 Nice, a special inaugural label for it’s now being sold in Chicago, but I find the best thing about this ale is that it brings the hope that other New Belgium beers will be available here in the not-too-distant future.
Having a thin amber body with a rapidly diminishing head, it’s got a light, toasty malt aroma with a touch of cherry-like fruits and a whisp of herbal hops. The flavor is a watery sweet malt with a light nutty bitterness. Dry finish.
How a bike ride through Belgium inspires a mediocre Amber Ale is beyond me. I had this a handful of times years ago on trips out west, and I remembered it as being a much tastier drink back then.
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elduchey (12) - Venice, California, USA - MAR 23, 2006
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Don’t spend money on this beer. Just take a shot of tequilla, pop a few Alka-Seltzers in your mouth and go chew on the nearest bike tire. I’ll never drink it again.
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Clear, light amber color, significantly bubbly. Artificial corn flake malts and a distracting amount of carbonation. Texas is just not the place for beer, especially since Bitter End closed.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Beer pours a clear, medium-yellow amber color with a small, white, fizzy, mostly and quickly diminishing head. The aroma is nasty: Heavily malty with a note of toasted bread, cereal/dog kibble and husky toasted grain; Trace hoppy with a note of herbs; trace yeasty with a note of cellar; Moderate miscellaneous metallic note. The flavor is lightly sweet, lightly-to-moderately bitter, moderately-to-heavily acidic with a lightlybittersweet, moderately acidic, unclean finish. The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is heavier-than-average. Can I be done with this stinker now?
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
People at the Denver airport were drinking this like water. I must say, if you are traveling and you must have a layover, I highly recommend having that layover at the Denver airport. By far, the best beer selection I’ve seen. Anyway…..A brownish ale with decent head. The body was a little thin and the flavor a little "dummied down." Kind of goes with what I’ve heard about this beer: it’s a shadow of its former self. So it goes with progress and popularity. But as long as it introduces people to good beer, I suppose it’s worth the sacrifice. Easy drinking brew with a biscuity middle. My wife says that there’s a chocolatey finish. I didn’t really get that, but it kept her drunk and happy....so who am I to question?
swedeboy63 (2) - USA - MAR 21, 2006 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Sweet smell, nice amber coloring even better taste. Inspired by a bikeride through Belguim. The brewery in Ft. Collins is worth the trip.
Fin (9362) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smallish Bottle. Very clear amber colour, nutty, hoppy, malty, full flavoured and very pleasant indeed.
thebeertourist (5178) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle. Clear amber colour with a medium white head. Caramel and biscuit aroma. Sweet biscuity, slightly nutty flavours with yeastiness providing for a drier finish. Medium body. An above average amber ale with inspirations from Belgium and Germany.
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber, spring 2006. Pour was a clear, medium caramelly-amber with a tall rocky white head. Quite a bit of lacing followed it down. Nose was of toasty caramel and biscuits with a woodsy/floral hop backing... came across as more of a marzen. Flavor was rather non-descript... with some toasty bread and caramel maltage and a dose of floral hops... nothing exciting, and only moderately enjoyable. Palate was on the lighter side with moderate bitterness. Not bad.
Welcome to Chicagoland, NBB... please bring Folie!
GonZoBeeR (3051) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma:cooked vegetable,light nutty...
Appearance:Clear amber,good white head..
Flavor:good malt flavor,ligt bitterness...