auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap: Nice slightly hazy nut brown blondish pout, with a thin line of off-white head. Aroma is a light buttery and nutty wisp, mostly backed with sweet malt. Flavors seem weak to me, without much depth, yet well rounded. The nutty flavors are well balanced with a good dose of Saaz hops. Some citrus slides in. Palate is very smooth, refreshing and crisp, leaving a light oily coating that keeps going.
darkko (99) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - MAY 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Honey amber color. Very little head. Aroma is malty with floral and (apple?) notes. Taste is rather sweet. Also fruity with a little hint of citrus. Hop character can be detected in the finish rather than on the tongue. Overall a very good ale. I would buy it again.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nicely lasting light tan frothy head. Reddish amber body. Flower blossom pineapple and perfume aroma. Nice balanced taste... good perfumey Saaz hop character, good amount of sweet fruity malt. Fruity gets a little odd at times... occaisional hints of candy strawberry and/or watermelon. Good stuff
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAY 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Honey-amber body with a buttercream , fizzy head. Abundant carbonation. Smell is light peach and pineapple, sweet and very fragrant. taste is bright, sweet and lemony. Also some roasted coffee. Drying aftertaste.
Palidor19 (3163) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma and the taste reminds me of a nice brewed tea. light and fruity. quite enjoyable.
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Federal in Durham, North Carolina. Clear, dark amber color with a small white head. Sweet malt in the aroma. Very malty flavor with some hops and lots of fruits such as figs and prunes. A classic beer.
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice deep orange/amber. Good, fruity aromas of cranberry and cherry supported by a solid backbone of hops and malt. In flavour, dark berry fruits perfectly balance with hops, malt and a medium-long bitter-chocolate finish. Excellent, well-rounded mouthfeel. Maybe just a tad too sweet, but otherwise really, really good stuff.
dorfrx (21) - Glenmont, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tasted honey and fruit. Very good color and flavor, another from my night of adventurous sampling at the Ale House, with very poor note taking
skisangelo (60) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a somewhat orange tinged amber color. No real head though a good carbonation level. A Malty aroma with just a hint of caramel sweetness. Medium hop bitterness. Good malt flavor. Somewhat dry in the finish. A good beer.
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2008 Brightened apricot aspect, covered by a swiftly disappearing white ring. Pretty pleasant floral and fruity aroma around which the secondary flavors center. Mild woody undertones blends well into this fig cake, juicy apricot and plums. Decent bitterness, yet expressive malt roundness closing more onto graham cookies than caramel. Toasty profile, honey and nectar like. Strong carbonation, medium body. Good in every facet and quite distinctive. One of my favourite from Rogue.