VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - so called summer ales are not my favorite, here goes. Kinda hazy yellow in color with a pretty good white head. Very little aroma. Some citrus/lemon undertones with a dry finish. There, I did it...
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Nice unfiltered hazy amber appearance. Aroma of pears and white grapes. The flavor follows suit with a heavy citrus layer. Finishes moderately dry.
Reid (2301) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decided to give this beer the best possible chance by pouring it into my "chalice" glass.
Well it worked, in the chalice its a pretty good looking beer dark hazy golden with a fair sized white head.
Smell is fresh and zesty..lemon rind and some other spices..possibly coriander..quite nice.
After being good on looks and aroma..the taste is very average..not much to it except a very dry and slightly acidic taste..tastes somewhat like lemon seeds.
mouthful is very dry and abrupt, no pleasure here.
I was dissapointed..though it could be drinkable after a hike in the hot summer sun or something.
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours cloudy gold with a large foamy head. Aroma is malt with a hint of lemon and spice. Flavor is earthy, spicy with a nice citrus finish. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. A nice light summer brew.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On draft at Archie Moore’s in New Haven. Cloudy pint with minimal head. I instantly regretted my choice, should have stuck with Bass or the Boston Lager. Not much character to this beer.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy brownish orange. Looks a little dirty. It has a sweet and spicy aroma with a possible hint of honey. Initially hit with spices, at a later point cinnamon is noticable. Sizable citrus presence but it doesn’t seem to come from any hops. Average.
SHD (17) - Palm Harbor, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lemon flavor but lacking in the development that a beer like this should have. Dry flavor is a little bit harsh.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lemony flavored beer. Very easy to drink on a hot day. Nonfiltered though but good.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6621) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2012 For a light Summer ale this one is fairly pleasant.+++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a cloudy tan-orange color with a small white head that left decent lacing. The aroma is sweet citrus and perfume. The flavor is dry and lemony with a bit of vague spice. Dry spice flavor on the finish. The wheat is hard to detect. The mouthfeel shows definite overcarbonation. Pleasant but unassuming.
jgb9348 (5609) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy amber/honey coloured body with a nice dense slightly off-white head. Aroma of corn, wheat, curacao, coriander seed and some spices. Light-bodied; Spicey wheatie taste with some light citrus fruit noticeable, but not much. Aftertaste clean and subtle-the larger tastes are up front. Overall, a decent beer to have readily available no matter where you are in the States! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle from a six-pack purchased by Phil (haddon90). Thanks again Phil! I sampled this on 25-May-2004.