cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I enjoyed the ale/lager hybrid. Fairly yeasty with Belgian characteristics of wheat, lemon and a touch of coriander (just to add to the fullness). Didn't notice any sort of skunkiness.
Frank (4024) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale golden, slightly hazy. Nose is slightly citric with a slight honey note. Light bodied with gentle carbonation. A slight floral note. Earthy with just a hint of skunk (this was tasted fresh at the brewpub, by the way). An interesting experiment but not a very good beer.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy light yellow-orange. Aroma had a nice malt presence behind the aromatic citrus hops. The body was grainy and chewy in the beginning, as a lager might be, while the flavours were of piney hops like a nice APA. I was expecting this to be a little more unbalanced and disjointed, but I enjoyed the mix of flavours and even the interesting mix of palates – the finish was creamy and smooth, while initially was chewy and grainy.