iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught (2005 version): darkish, mahogany colored body with a generous off-tan head. Nutty aroma, laced with copious amounts of piney hops, and citrus zest. Sticky palate that delivers caramel and toffee and smooth malts in front of the bitter finish. Tasty and very drinkable, one of the better session ales I have had at Piece…
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel colored body with a thick, fluffy tan head. Piney, hoppy nose with light caramel, grapefruit, nuts, toffee and grape nuts. The body is of moderate thickness, but smooth and very drinkable. A more malt-dominated flavor profile than expected from the aroma. The toffee, nuts and toasted grains all play well together and make for easy drinking. The hoppiness is mild and low on bitterness. It has more of an effect of balancing the rather malty body and keeping things interesting. A very drinkable beer. The menu said this was a dry-hopped ESB, but it looks like last years may have been an IPA (booyatribe), so maybe we need seperate entries?
JMerritt (1687) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red-brown in color with a small, light brown head. Roasted nuts (macadamia) and caramel aroma. Malty, crisp flavor, reminds me of bagels, with caramel and a light roast. Low bitterness, and easily quaffable.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Semi-murky copper in color with a galaxy wisped head. Smells nice and hoppy, with spruce, lilacs, honey, pine and grass. Flavor leads in with pine needles that have been soaking in honey overnight. Smooth, citric accents and a perfume finish. Hoppy anniversary, Piece!
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nicely done, Piece! A beautifully hopped dark rich beer with a medium head. Newly offered for the brewery's 2nd anniversary.