JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Extra super large fluffy white head... pale amber body. Astringent perfumey hops w/ some grassy and fruity (pineapple) hints. Taste a bit of fruity hops (light tropical / pineapple again) with sugar cookie malt. Smooth, but too fizzy of a body. Ok.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy gold topped by a creamy bone white head. The aroma is grainy, baking bread, and light spicy saaz. the flavor is quite similar to the aroma though hot baking bread aroma is much less and the hops are much more pronounced. Surprisingly bitter. The body is medium-light, the palate crisp and assertive. This would make a great lawnmower beer.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 20, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Straw yellow color, clear, medium sized white head. Aroma is yeasty, with barley, crisp. Flavor is dry, smooth, not particularly interesting. Overall it’s just an "ok" brew, more hype and fancy packaging than quality beer.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear light gold, thin wispy head. Nose grassy and a bit vegetative. Taste is very hoppy, big bite on it, bit metallic. Decent session brew.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2005 Clear light gold with no real head except for a thin sheen. Aroma is lightly spiced, and mostly grain. Taste is is more malt and dough. Not my cup ’o tea but I guess I’m not a fan of the style (unlike the rest of America).
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
hazy golden with a with a small firm head. Fresh hoppy aroma with hints of yeast. Quite hoppy finish with hints of green apples and yeast. Hoppy finish with a clean maltcharacter.
omhper (21272) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Hazy pale golden. Dry clean and hoppy. Light bodied with straight forward character and a very bitter, near inky finish.
walleye (1080) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
poured straw with small white head. aroma straw, malts, hops. flavor same as aroma, fruity like apples and grapes
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2004 Autumn Brew Review: Gold Coloring. Good Malt. Citrus.. Nice Beer to Enloy the Simple Flavors.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am delighted by the simplicity of this brew. Veryflavorful, allowing anyone to pick out the haylike straw of great pils malt and the drying, flowery peppery Saaz. Could be even meatier (leading to a stronger aroma), and could be bottle-conditioned - otherwise, I’m a big fan, and generally I find NH overrated as hell out here in the midwest.