Terminus (3349) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 8, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
growler-DLD06 thanks to BBB63 and Cqurioga for sending it to him! Hazy golden orange with a soapy fine white head. nice sweet/spicy nose with notes of corriander, citric (lemons) light brett funk, but still holds an american character in the malt profile here. flavors are spicy, lightly funky, lots of yeast twang (dry and fruity), and a nice tart bite. Palate is pillowy and full. Traveled very well in the growler. Im very impressed! I must try more beers from this brewery.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Monk’s. Poured a golden amber color body with a small off-white head. Aroma is citrus, green apples, and sour dough. Flavors are tart lemons, apples, barnyard, and mild perfume. Very enjoyable.
BBB63 (6443) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the growler I brought to the post DL day tasting: Pours a golden hue with a small tight head and okay lacing. The nose detects that classic Belgian yeast funk of horseblanket, sour apple, bready malts, floral hops, and mineral water.
The taste is tart and citric , the brett is there but not really over powering. I get some earthy dryness followed by a flowery spice finish. The mouth feel is lively and very refreshing, surprisingly easy to approach.
Excellent and really works on all levels, lovely sublime characteristics that I know I can’t find the words for.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to whoever brought this to the DL tasting.
An amber pour w a nice well laced white head. Aroma is bret, bread dough, light bananna, yeast & a small sweet malt. Pal is high carb some coat.
Flavor is lemony zest with some dough notes & a light tangy finish reminiscent of a saison
Not that great
Kevin (2154) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
muddled yet clear gold body with a white head. yeasty aroma with lemon and light paint. flavorfull spice taste with lemon, white wine. a tad sour in the finish. leaves me dry but happy.
hezron (611) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to BBB63 for sharing this growler. Aroma is light and malty with some floral notes and a small hint of barnyard. Pale yellow-gold in color with a huge white head. Flavor is mostly a simple, citrusy pale malt with a touch of light sourness and a crisp finish. I found this to be very drinkeable, a really high-end lawnmower beer that is interesting and refreshing to drink.
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2008 Thanks Mike very much for bringing and sharing this cool looking growler of beer to the DL 2006 tasting. The beer poured to a glossy golden body with a nice foamy white head. The aroma is delicately balanced. Like a great saison. Brettanomyces character is light. Vinous. Lemon rind. The palate is spicy, medium-bodied, very refreshing. I thought it was Bam Biere-ish. I had a sample earlier in the day. The similarities were surprising.
Pailhead (5633) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler: Courtesy of BBB63 at the Hampton Inn Tasting (Saturday). Floral with some mild brett and sweet tart aroma. Pours a bright transparent golden-orange with a large white head that lasts a minute of so. Floral and lightly fruity with a mild brett sourness in the background. Lightly vinous with a hint of wood in the finish. Someone mentioned it reminded them of JP Bam Biere and I can see the similarities.
Brigadier (3240) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark Lord Day festivites
Thanks to whoever brought this. It was my first experience with Russian River and hopefully not my last. Hints of white bread and bananas combined with the typical Belgian characteristics. The cloudy yellow body had a lively carbonation and giant head. Spices came out in the taste, prodominately pepper and corriander. Somewhere I also picked up buttered pecan blended with bananas. Finishes very smooth and sweet with great overall balance.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - APR 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to BBB63, pours a golden color. small white soapy head. Aroma is a great bouquet of spices, light cinnamon, cardamon. allspice. Flavor is sweet and mildly spicy. Very easy to drink. Tasty Balanced, god these guys make great beers.