jarl99 (2) - janesville, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2004 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
light and fruity with a mild head. tastes more sweet and heavy when on tap.
jtw (1074) - farmington, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
hazy straw color, lightly hoppy floral nose. tangy, slightly malty, but thin body. bitter, lasting finish....not great.
boto (1794) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz. bottle: The pour was a bit of a suprise: it is a bit of a hazy, light golden color, with a large white head. The head dies down quickly, but it does look like a Belgian Wit. There is a bit of a wheat nose to the beer. Also, I get some spiciness and citrus, albeit faint. It has most of the taste characteristics of a Wit, but it is a thin and watery version of one. OK, but it should be more potent. Just average.
Nuffield (3612) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is Hoegaarden-meets-Budweiser. At one level, there are some very attractive elements. The yeast in the glass imparts that attractive haziness to the otherwise light yellow color that makes me love Belgian ales, and the aroma suggests some slightly fruity, slightly spicy notes. Yes, there are some obvious problems with this beer. Most importantly, the palate is desparately weak, being watery with only half-baked carbonation, insufficient to drive home the "zing" you would have expected. The flavor is severely muted, such that the slightly fruity, slightly spicy notes are lost to an American Standard-like wash of sweetness and nondescript grains. This beer is easy to drink, but there just enough to it.
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Again, pours a light pissy-yellow, with no head. Aroma and flavour are both a little bland, but it's a little wheaty, and not nearly as bad as the totally naked.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beer pours medium golden with a little cloudiness and a nice egg white head that is lightly retained. The aroma is somewhat macroish, though there is some light yeastiness with just a little spice. Flavor is rather indistinct with a bit of oatiness and a bit of corn syrup in the finish. Decent session type beer. The kind of beer I'm sure a lot of people would not mind drining every day, I'm just not one of them.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
slightly hazy golden straw body. clingy, glossy white head. fresh, light, pale malts and corn. tastes of sweet, light malts, hints of corn and barley grains. fresh and tasty. dry, yet cloys a bit. smooth, well carbonated
jdog76 (85) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2004 Not a bad beer smooth and drinkable. Lacks body and flovor could be better. Comprable to Budweiser.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy golden color, faint springtime aroma. Fruity green melon and apple taste, quick dry finish. Probably nice in the summer.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2003
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2004 Pours little to no head, which diminishes after a short while. Color is a nice refreshing gold color. Aroma is of a light perfumy hops... very pleasant. Maybe some ginger or something in there as well. Taste has the lightness of a macro, but without the crappy taste. In fact, the taste is quite good, albeit light. Sort of a sweet taste with light bitters. Maybe if more flavor was there, it would be too flavorful (i.e. too sweet).