turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a bright orange with a small fizzy head.
Aroma is malt and spice.
Flavor is malt, hops and spice with a metalic finish.
badgerben (4682) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with a thin head. Interesting aroma of orange and hops. Moderately malty taste with a slight hit of ginger and cloves. I could almost mistake this for an atempt at an American-style winter ale. Surprisingly tasty!
zach8270 (3961) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2008 [bottle - 50 cl] Clear amber pour with a thin and soapy white head. Lots of carbonation. Very faint aroma is a mix of sweet malts and some even fainter hops. Watery and metallic taste begins with some sweetness and malt with some flavors of ginger, grapefruit and some hops at the end. Alcohol is very detectable. Very watery and spicy on the tongue.
heemer77 (5211) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light orange colored body with a thin white head. Lots of small carbonating bubbles. The aroma is cooked carrots with sweet ginger. A strange aroma for sure. The taste is slightly spicy with ginger and some celery. There is also a grapefruit note. Not unpleasant, but strange. This strong vegetable character in an ale is messing with my head.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber Coloring with White Ring. Malty Beginning...Caramel Malt Notes...Bit of an Overlay of a Hop Tang...and a Dry Hop Aftertaste. Alcohol Not Really Noticeable....Well he IS a Bad Elf!
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper with a thin off white head. Tart and estery toffee aroma. Bready, toasted malt flavor with some earthy, woody hops and hints of marzipan. Finishes clean but sticky. Has some noticable alcohol. The low rating is strange to me. The ale falls right in the range of the style and show no major defects. My bottle is clean and flavorful.
Ughsmash (7429) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured a rather bright medium orange with small wisps and a ring of white head. Light fruits and toasted grains provided the bulk of the aroma... with an odd detergent-like quality, too. Smooth and slightly grainy on the first half of the palate, transitioning to something ugly at the back end. Flavors of light fruit, alcohol, and stale cardboardey hops. This wasn’t completely awful... but it certainly wasn’t enjoyable.
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with little white head. Smells of light hops and floral but a weak smell. Smooth feel with slight yeasty and hop tatste but certaintly not a strong flavor. Gets more and more difficult to drink as time goes on. Decent but nothing special.
Tmoney99 (12420) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a copper color with a large off-white head that diminished slowly. Good roasted gainy malt aroma. Medium body. Soft roasted malt flavor witha short small bitter finish.
1FastSTi (3357) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours to a darker body than Bad Elf. It is glowing and has a medium thickness creamy white head. The aroma is doughy and very similar to Bad Elf. The flavor is much like the Bad Elf but introduces a toasted grain to it. I do like the flavor of this one better although they rate the same. The palate is a little thicker than Bad Elf. And yet, plain Jane. Not bad, simply not exciting.