KAggie97 (3530) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad beer. Reminds me of a toned-down Belgium Ale. A little too pricey to justify a whole six pack, but as a single it is a nice purchase.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nose is strong of toasted malt. Whoa now fella’s, pull back the toasted malts just a bit. They hit you like a 2 by 4. There is a kind of raw carrot taste along with some aroma hops. Finish is very clean and tasty. This one os kind of hard to describe. Overall it is malty with some spice on the back end. Very unique and drinkable. I wouldn’t drink this exclusivly, but I wouldn’t turn it down either.
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Spicy, toasted-malt and caramel aroma. As others have noted, I find a hard time placing the taste, although it is pleasant with peppery notes. Very nice!
frankR (145) - Davis, California, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy Aroma. Dark amber oclor. Strong caramel, spice and earth tones present. After taste is earth malt sweet. Palate is little thin, but the mouth feel is good. Quite good in my opinion, very under rated!
Kevin (1976) - Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. pours a cloudy brown with a thin head. light spicy aroma. bitter up front taste that settlers into a not unpleasant malt finish. there are some spices to this that i can’t place. a pepper flavor is dominant.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another Thanks to BeanDip and her man for sharing this beer with me last light at out drink-a-thon!
Very different! Pours a pale amber/brown body little tan head. The aroma is very light, salty and peppery. The flavor is a massive stew full of vegetables.. Carrots, kale, cabbage, celery, onions, and strangely… corn beer? It’s totally packed with vegetables and peppery spices.. Some notes of a toasty coco toffee malt snuck in there and the palate was pretty creamy. I really thought this was a unique and fairly tasty treat!
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color with a nutmeg smell. Flavor is very heavy in nutmeg, almost smoke-like, and doughy. Not what I was expecting, different but in a good way.
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAR 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel colour, had to coax any head from the bottle only to have it immediately disappear. Strong smell of brown sugar with a slight doughy yeastiness. Malty sweet with a nice blend of indistinguishable spices. Pleasantly boring.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - FEB 29, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I love finding new beer stores. This wasn't available at my usual place. There's this little market near my school that I've driven by many times. I finally stopped in there today. I was expecting just to find typical college beer fair (PBR, Bud, etc.) but was pleasantly surprised. They not only had a well-stocked case, but they had tons more singles in the cooler. The message here is to check out places you've avoided in the past.
I wanted to like this a lot more than I do. I love this brewery and was expecting more from their seasonal offering.
Poured an orangish brown with a decent head that left minimal lacing.
Scent is primarily malt with some spices hiding.
Taste is almost citrusy, but more like mellons. There's a bit of a hop bite, but not much else.
Mouthfeel is creamy and somewhat refreshing. Overall, this isn't much of a typical winter offering. It's not bad and certainly not offensive, but considering the exceptional beers this brewery is known for (Pranqster, Old Raspy), this just doesn't measure up.
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden with a nice head.Aroma from vanilla. Flavor is honey, melon and vanilla.