NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
vibrant gold color with a fluffy, sticky head. Great fresh noble hop nose really smacks you right upside the olifactory gland! There are some plesant malty notes along with a little touch of sulphur. Light body with the slightly sweet maltiness and clean, bitter hop finish. Very nice interpretation of the style. Now, where’s my growler....
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub on 6/28/06 - Pours pale golden with a short white head that stayed pretty well and laced the sides of the glass. Nice aroma of noble and saaz hops over light grains. Flavor is delightfully sweet and grainy with a good crisp clean finish. Tasty and refreshing!
kujo9 (1088) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Rocky RIver: Medium gold, very clear, w/a lasting, huge, fluffy, white head. Strong floral Saaz aroma w/ a spicy hop backdrop. Some lightly grainy & munich malt aroma, clean of fruitiness, and only hints of sulphury yeast. Starts a bit sweet, but turns decidedly bitter in balance, but soft & pleasant, not harsh or resiny. Soft malt of both Munich and grainy (more Munich) and clean herbal and spicy hop flavors, but is slightly dominated by hop flavors. Clean finish, aftertaste is herbal and spicy hops that is lingering. Highly carbonated and smooth body that is lighter medium. Overall a very nice, refreshing, and well done for a delicate style. I enjoyed this one with Aaron and his wife Kathy, and Matt Cole, thank you to all that made this beer experience that much more enjoyable!
argo0 (10425) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crystal clear straw body with big rocky white head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, grassy/spicy, some apple, light lemon. Taste is medium sweet, grassy, some spice, nice solid bitterness. Crisp, light-medium body.