PorterPounder (5933) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grapevine Market- Austin, Tx - 12oz bottle. Pours a slighlty murky, medium golden with a faint, but sticky white head, good subtle bubble action. Aroma is not overly apparant, pick up a faint fish odor, some cotton candy and fresh lake water. Flavor has a little bit of bubble gum, some candied sugar and a bit of alcohol. Turns slighlty cloying near the end. Mouthfeel is sticky and thick, which is nice. Overall, decent, but not one for the ages.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark yellow. Aroma was yeasty with some notes of leather. Flavors of some fruit, sugar, and hop spice with a semi dry finish. Light to medium bodied.
Padron4KM (618) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, bb 12 aug 05.
Pours a golden orangy yellow, with a thick, creamy, off-white head.
Aroma is yeasty, fruity, over-ripe bananas, lemon
flavor is lemony and sweet.
clean lemony finish.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - FEB 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden straw-yellow with just a little skim of white head. Aromas of musky yeastiness, sweet grassy-mellon hops, bubblegum, clove and lemon zest. Lots of interesting things going on, with no one aroma hogging the attention. Fresh and spring-clean. Flavors of nice soft lemony maltiness. Lingering tangy yeast. Surprisingly light on the palate. Hides the 8% ABV very well.
Darkover (1524) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color with a huge white head. Aroma of lemon and yeast. Flavor of lemon, yeast, spices and some hops.
Eirikur (374) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - FEB 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
lemon, bitter, yeast, this brew is nice but needs to age .
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really good. Nice complex aromas and taste. Effervescent amber color with a rich flavor. Classic coriander and orange peal dominate but are balanced well by a dry bite. Shaka Tamasna Kata Frata Brada, JM
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2 finger foam, fizz, fizzle, collar.
Aroma is a bit woolly, like a woollie rolling in lavendar and alfalfa and clover.
Itís a bit like frenching a dog, no offense to the three graces shaking their jigglies on the label. Tripel dry and a bit sandpapery, but the hops tickle. Gingery, peppery, lemony. Tripely tickley. Lovely. Has this dried out in recent years? Dried lemon zest. Some horse barn dust. Delicious. Nasturtiums. Buckwheat honey.
jus10cider82 (67) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) Pours very light amber with very little head that quickly dissapates. Tiny pockets of carbonation present. Smells of light malts and light vegetation. Nice balance of malts and ripe fruit. Sparkling mouthfeel that is a little dry in the end. A medium tart and bitter atertaste. I liked this one. My favorite New Belgium so far.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - FEB 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy light amber color. Maybe not really hazy, just tons of tiny little floaties in there. Nice white head, some lacing. Aroma is spicey, a little yeasty. Drying qualities. A touch of pepper in taste with a bit of bananna esters. Pretty nice. Thanks Eric!