auto (163) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
similar to a dvuel. colour is golden and murky hard to see thru. smooth palate but kinda thin. fools try and say itts hella good but i punk them by saying its just aight
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2010 The Lure:
The cheerful fruitiness of plantanes and starfruit meets a doughy, sweet and spicy yeast. Pleasant and authentic, but with different goals than his artistic creations.
Pineapple juice sweetness clings to the doughy yeast. This same yeast, helped by light alcohol heat, evolves into a spicy hop bitter finish which adds to my enjoyment of the spicy fruitiness. The fluffy cushion of a mouthfeel is a great example of impeccable bottle conditioning. No breathtaking creativity for RRiver here, but a damn fine Belgian Ale nonetheless. You could swear this hails from a countryside Wallonian brewery.
A genius can still take the bus when needed.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow pour with a ring of white lace. Aroma of citrus, yeast, barnyard, it’s particulary lactic and citric. Flavor of citrus, yeast and brett but the brett is mild, wich is unusual with Russian River, sigh. The body is light with a lively carbonation.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at toronados:
aroma is wheaty, alcoholy, and grassy
appeariance is clear with a bit of thickness
flavor has a slight burn on way down. of wheat, some veggies, and slight alcohol
Pailhead (4236) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Courtesy of Sick_boy282 via trade. Aroma is yeast, spice, flowery hops, and unfortunately skunk. Pours a hazy gold with small white head. Yeasty and spicey. Orange peel and moderate flowery hops in the finish. Hint of sourness in the background. Tastes much better than it smells. Aroma really hurts the final score.
GonZoBeeR (2752) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance:hazy gold,good head...
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice 2cm cover of pure white lace, regular bubbles covering a cloudy pale gold pour. Spicy and slightly phenolic nose has a mild hay-like propensy, its dry yeastiness offering plenty of tea-like tannins and candied fruits (pineapple, sprucey orange skins etc.), like a less nutty chardonnay. Even for a belgian ale, it is pretty spicy, though balanced and you’d have a hard time picking dominant tastes. Certainly herbal, honey geared malts, tannic and yeasty. Medium carbonation, medium bodied, slight astringency. Quality, friendly and accurate artisanal farmy belgian ale, if not managing the extra steps to scar our imaginary world.
danita (3) - USA - OCT 26, 2005 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good beer on tap. Stong ale that poured good. Good if you can get it, but not top quality.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch 3. Poured a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Aroma was yeasty, dry and grassy with a touch of dish soap. Flavor again was malty, yeasty and grassy. A little warming on the finish.
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow and opaque, with not much head on it.
Pepper, an old, dusty attic, but not in a Lambic, horseblanket kind of way. Like they used spent hops, not wild yeast. It does smell quite yesty, but it also had this strange smell that reminded me of sunscreen! Aloe and a bit oily.
Citrus and a whole slew of yeast flavors that ranged from cloves to banana and from nutmeg to all-spice. And plenty of booze.