Bov (10377) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy reddish brown colour; little foam; aroma of prune and cherry with a touch of yeast; effervescent and solid malt body; fairly bitter and with a long malty and fruity finish - strange to drink a Christmas Ale on ahot summer day (34 degree Celsius) ...
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to sk8viking: Pours a clear copper orange with a frothy, nicely-lacing tan head. Sweet, toasty caramel chocolate and fresh piney hoppy aroma, very enticing and balanced. Starts semi-sweet, toasty and lightly bready with lots of fresh bittering hops and lightly roasted milk chocolatey flavor. Smooth, balanced, lingering finish. This reminds me somewhat of Flying Dog Gonzo.
yngwie (15191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, swing-top. (4 months past BB-date.) Clear, reddish-brown ale with good carbonation and a good, creamy, beige head. Cascade is the first aroma out of the bottle, and it dominates almost completely. Some sweet malt in the background, and of course it has pine and citrus. The flavor is more complex than felt on the first sip. It starts with the American hops, and their fruityness, and then theres malt, sugar and cardamom. Quite spicey and hoppy finish that lasts for a while. Poured the rest of the bottle into my glass, and the beer turned quite muddy, guess that is due to the long lagering. I started the rating of this beer with a 3.3, but as the bottom of the bottle got closer, I had to adjust it. There’s more to this beer than you notice at first sip. Would like more of this. (060628)
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear brown-amber body, thin light tan head. Dry bready aroma with apple skin highlights. The flavor is based on bready brown malt but has oily, astringent strawberry fruitiness in the finish alongside dandelion/grassy hops.
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Jason. I got a deeper pour so I doubt it is infected like others in the crew feel. I don’t get the acedic/sour qualities others feel. The beer pours to a lightly hazy chestnut body with a nice light tan head. The aroma is woodsy, cinnamon, decent malt, brown sugar, nicely woody (cinnamon). The flavor is woody, cinnamon, brown sugar, light licorice. The palate is dry, woodsy, decent.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium-dark copper-brown. Creamy-soapy off-white head. Aroma is hoppy shoe cleaner and licorice magic marker. Eventually gets a little hoppier (I think it was the two hoppy beers beforehand that threw me off). Thick combination of caramelized malt, spice, and hop combination. Some sour chocolate custard. Okay beer. A little sorry I let it sit a few months.
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brownish color hints of copper hughes w/ a nice small bubbled tan head w/ some great lacing. lots of good hop in the aroma w/ some full nicely sweet carmels and some odd spice and hint of berries. palate is fairly avg. I think this beer was starting to oxodize some vinagar and acidic notes dominated my palate. Some tastes of wood hard to decern what this should have tasted like.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - MAY 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish hue with almost no carbonation. A nice malty caramel flavor, spicy, with a good amount of old hops on the finish. A really nice beer.
YogiBeera (2544) - New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice juniper, berry and spicey nose. Nice red color - no carbonation. Mellow medium hoppy taste with some spiceyness in the beginning.
pivo (2631) - GERMANY - APR 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh hop nose, dark amber color, sticky head. Creamy cookie dough malt, orange in the middle, bitter hop bite at the end. Full body, nice texture. Good one.