dnstone (2095) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 15, 2010
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden in color, slightly hazy. Very mild with a strange hint of watermellon fruitiness. Light and refreshing, but nothing to drive hundreds of miles for.
AskForJenny (1012) - Ontario, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Brewery - Wonderful looking glowing ale with good lace. Nose was boozy yeast. The palate was a little harsh, with nothing to balance the alcohol.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Presentation: It was poured from the tap at The Wildflower Café / The Crooked Rooster Brewpub. The serving glass was a simple Roosterfish pint glass.
Appearance: Its body has a nice clear golden color with a small white head on top. The head lasted about half way down before fading to just a thin ring of foam. Lacing was slick and slid right down the glass.
Smell: There are lots of sweet fruity/estery note coming from this beer. I get notes of Banana, papaya and passion fruit.
Taste/Palate: Its firm medium body has an overly sweet character which becomes cloying after about half the pint. As the aroma suggested there are loads of tropical fruit flavor notes with sugary and bready/malty sweetness. No trace of hops or hop bitterness can be found to give any balance and there is just a very slight hint of booziness. Its carbonation is very mellow smooth which gives it a slick chewy texture.
Notes: There were some very good flavors here but they were overshadowed by the overall sweetness of the beer. I would love to try a bottle conditioned version of this beer in the hope that it would ferment out some of the sweetness and add a bit more fine carbonation.