Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2005 Draught at Oggi’s in Vista, California. Light yellow. The aroma is very hoppy, with hints of honey, vanilla, herbs and flowers. Clean flavor with slight malt flavors, herbs, honey notes and a big shot of sauvignon blanc. Not a whole lots here to discuss quote honeslty.
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 29, 2004
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
(Draft: Oggi’s in Vista, CA) When the bartender said Sunrise is a honey beer, I didn’t expect to be wowwed. I was wrong. Wow, this is terrible. Obviously intended for people who don’t like flavorful beers, and I guess even a great place like Oggi’s in Vista needs a beer or two on tap like this. The principle flavor is lightly sweet honey, but behind the mild honey is what tastes like a pale lager. Slight bitterness, but not much flavor at all. Light honey aroma, but otherwise, it smells like a cheap beer. Very light body, well carbonated, not very pleasant on the palate. Very watery finish with no flavor. Yellow color. White head is small when poured and quickly fades to a thin sheen. Man, this was awful, and it was my first beer of the day, so it wasn’t like my tastebuds were spoiled by something good before trying the Sunrise. I followed up the Sunrise with the magnificent Hop Whompus. Talk about going from one extreme to the other!