Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - OCT 20, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy yellow color with a floral nose (gardinia). A little oakieness, flowers, alcohol tied togeter with a yeasty tang. Quite refreshing and hides 7.5 abv. nicely.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2003 Pours a clear, deep golden color with a massive white head. It has a strong spicy/fruity aroma of yeast. Medium body with high carbonation, the flavor is spicy with lots of fruit and yeast. The finish is very crisp and refreshing, with a lingering sweet spiciness. Very damn tasty.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy amber, nice big full head. Smell is quite floral and fruity. Fruity, slightly spicy taste, very smooth, with some hop kick at the end.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 5, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy straw color. Huge meringue-like head with some of the smallest bubbles I’ve ever seen. Extremely effervescent. Spicy, fruity aroma. Nice spicy, fruity flavor with some hops in the background. Some yeast. Light-to-medium body. Very refreshing.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2004 Pale cloudy amber, effervescent with strong head formation. Sweet herbal clove aroma, mellow clean maltiness. Highly refreshing drinkable palate, shows strong notes of smooth sweet banana candy. Remains sweet right into the aftertaste but does balance with a touch of citrus and tartness in the finish.
kaaskop99 (16) - escondido, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
the sample at the brewery was noticebly better than the bottles i have tasted here in SO CAL (shipping or handling problem?) A good effort for the price ( $5 )but lacks complexity.
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 28, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium copper color, large head. Hoppy floral nose. Nice carbonation. Mildly hopped, spicy, slightly malted. Some yeastiness and some fruitiness. Light and refreshing. Yeasty flavor. Finish is light. Aftertaste is slightly fruity with some hoppyness, not bitter. This beer carries it 7.5% alcohol well.
Brewmaster (168) - USA - SEP 25, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this a few times before, but somehow always failed to rate it. Anyways very good for the style, another great brew from a top notch brewery.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The cork came out with a serious pop. It poured a nice golden yellow color with a light, white head. Apples, bananas, citrus and some yeast dominate. Dry and crisp. Refreshing.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lots of foamy head, possibly exacerbated by drinking it out of (due to extenuating circumstances) a cheap plastic hotel cup. Nice golden color, light and crisp (in a good way.) Some wheaty bubblegum-type aromas. Very refreshing.