mjg74 (2953) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, O’Brien’s. Pours a fairly clear medium golden color. Slightly sweet creamy yeast aroma. Some graininess as well. Light grainy flavors. Some yeast and creaminess. Somewhat bitter finish of grain and hops.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ML bottle via Vinnie at Russian River(thanks!). Pours a semi hazy golden blonde with a large chunk white head. Nose is fruity/spicey with notes of bananna, pear, peaches, strawberries, and wheat. Flavor is the same with a sourish bitter dry chalky finish. A bit too much hoppiness for the style...Medium body. An ok beer, but i was expecting much better from RR....
Miksu (5039) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Golden color, creamy and muddy. Fruity, spicy and slightly tart flavor with notes of banana and clove. Fruity-herbal and tart flavor with some spicy-herbal hops, some maltiness and graininess. Excellent balance, very tasty.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pale yellow fizzy. smells like grass and spice. taste like hay and spice and pines with a touch of acidity and a bit creamy and sweet in the finish but too grassy overall
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 30, 2006
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Cold 750ml corked bottle: Pours a cloudy dark golden color with a small, fluffy ivory head that dissolves. Aroma is of sweet malt, grass and fruitstuffs. Taste is sweet at first, then bitter and dry with an acidic and sour ending.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle: Pours a hazy yellow with orange highlights, rich spicy aroma with light fruits (like lemon and banana) and hay and flowers, starts and ends lightly sweet with some acidity at the end, medium bodied with nice carbonation, ends dry and malty.
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Kook. Golden yellow body with a medium size head. Fruity citrus taste, better balaced than the previous beer on the night, nice dry finish.
Christian (12573) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2010 Golden with a lasting white head. Fruity and spicy aroma with pepper and pineapple dominating. REALLY well used Belgian yeast here... Dry and spicy flavour with herbal hops. Like an even slightly tastier Delirium Tremens...
dwyerpg (5430) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2007 Well, this is certainly a nice golden strong ale. Spicy aroma but pretty tasty and would certainly have again.
Svesse (7699) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 6 Oct) Golden yellow colour with white head. Fruity nose, slightly acidic, with notes of tropical fruit and Anjou pears. Fruity, spicy taste with notes of pears and banana. Slightly fiery (goes with the name I suppose). Nice beer (and can I really resist a beer with the same name as an Opeth record? Probably not).