Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Rogue’s Portland taphouse, sampled 1 August 2004. Clear straw (golden) body, thin cream/light tan head. Light, biscuity, grassy aroma. Light biscuity flavor as well, with a touch of fruit and grassy hops. Pretty boring.
Aurelius (4677) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very tasty brew, though the aroma is somewhat acrid and urinish. Great painted bottle and logo. Peaty, moderately sweet, somewhat astringent, a bit biscuity and gummy. Golden raisin notes. Manila envelope gold beer. Medium to medium-full body.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells of turned milk, but in a good way. bready and milky with a wee bit o the bittering in the end. i be enjoying it i be. i even wrote a limerick while i be dirnkin the lager.
i think your wife might be irish she be
i had sex with her n she drank me pee.
IndianaRed (2945) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 22, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Pours a bright clear lively gold with a frantic white head that very quickly dissipates. Almost no real lacing. Wheat and apples on the nose. Flavor is mild, a bit sweet, bready and easy on the hops. These honey here too. Like butter and honey on wheat toast. Nice feel, heafty for a lager. Finish only faintly bitter fairly smooth. ABV tastes pretty low, though it is not listed.Pleasant but unremarkable.
PorterPounder (6282) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sparkling, dark gold appearance with a thin, quickly fading white head. Slight buttery aroma with some fresh lake water notes - very faint though. Has a slightly buttery flavor, reminds me somewhat of a Bohemien Pilsner. Also pick up some faint candied sugar notes that you find in a Belgian - strange. Thick mouthfeel for a lager, sits well. Overall, done up nice.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 17, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
mildly sweet in the nose and flavor, but not in a way I enjoyed. This beer just didn’t do it for me.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours golden, small white frothy head, fairly active carbonation, with sparce lacing. Very light straw and clover aroma, with hints of honey. Mildly sweet on the tongue, definite honey and sweet grass. Flavor was clean, finish was crisp. Body and mouthfeel, while typically light to medium for a lager, felt quite robust for this one. I hesitated when buying this one, but glad I picked it up!
envane (568) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice deep gold colour. Very malty with the apple notes as described. Had some hops, but could have used some more - this was made by Rogue?! Dry finish. Not bad.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like this a lot more than I thought I would.
Pours a golden color with a decent head but left no lacing.
Scent is typical for a Lager.
Taste is crisp and refreshing. There’s a definate green apple finish to it. Well balanced with malt sweetness and the hops.
Palate, as I stated before, is rather crisp. Overall this is quite good and definately worth checking out.
thedm (5155) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 28, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This bottled brew poured a large sized head of fine to medium sized white colored mostly lasting bubbles. The body was a carbonated hazy yellow brown color. The aroma was a simple malt hop one and the mouth feel was tingly and mild with a pilsner like mild hop finish. The flavor contained notes of malt and hops. It was smooth and good yet nothing special enough to write Josh about!