roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2003
2.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Beer pours (in Chimay glass) an orange-golden color with very little off-white head which disapates to nothing quickly. Aroma is a fruity boquette of wild berries, and caramel-honey. Flavor is malty, but then mediumly (mediumly?) hoppy. Hops is an unpleasant characteristic, in my opinion. Strips the mouth dry and replaces it with a paint thinner-bitter finish. Not one for the charts. Sampled at 73 degrees Fahrenheit.
JFGrind (1801) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2003
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried this one at the Abbaye in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia. It seemed to me that the barmaid/owner could care less that she poured an absolutley flat beer and served it to me. Flavor was evident though, I would have bet this was a stong ale. I'll have to re-rate with a 22 oz. bottle next time.
OldGrowth (2421) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: O.K. nose apricot,honey,brandy. Reddish orange color. Sugary sweet toasted malt with a slight grapefruit bitterness. Creamy, syrup finish. A little too lite & sweet for my overall preference
redlem (1295) - Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A burnt amber with a medium creamy off-white head. Aroma of malt, pacific and english hops, chocolate and seawater. A malt taste backed by hops with a taste of chocolate.
DYCSoccer17 (3211) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 4, 2003
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slighty hazy dark orange with a mild off-white head that dissipates quickly, but there is nice lacing--thank god. Aroma is a woodsy, buttery one. malt, malt, and more malt which disappears almost immediately. This beer is very smooth, but rather one-dimensional. The palate is pretty watery. I think this beer is quite overrated.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber brown color with minimal white head. Aroma is apricots, caramel and hay. Flavor is sweet malt with bracing hops, but a little unbalanced. Lingering bitter, metallic finish. Nice medium body with little carbonation.
VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, copper with a small, white head. Malty and caramely nose. Flavor was malty with a little hoppiness in the finish.
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet beer. Really malty probably too much. Could use more hops to balance.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I found the malt character of this beer to be too pronounced. There is hop bite at the end, but the hop and malt flavors never coincide. I thought this beer was interesting at first but the more I've had of it the less enjoyable it gets.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet fruity flavors. Not as hoppy as I was expecting, but good none the less.