Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Alcohol well hidden. Fruit, citric, acidic, tart, one dimensional.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a very hazy amber with a monster head and lots of lace. The aroma is mild, mostly of hops. The flavor is somewhat sour, shows hops, fruity, and fairly refreshing with a cleansing palate. Overall, too sour for the style.
thegreenrooster (3459) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a cloudy amber. Very hoppy citrus aroma. Flavor is a very tart,fruity,hoppy flavor. There is alot going on in this brew I can’t pick up. There is flavor but of what else? Not bad and not good all the same.
omhper (20712) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled, thanks Bov!
Amber colour, creamy head. Herbal spicy, yeasty nose. Sweet and fruity with some citric acidity. Simple, mellow mouthfeel. Un-stylish.
diabel (1622) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy, amber body. Off-white, creamy head. Good lace and fairly good lasting head. Hoppy aroma. Moderately bitter initial flavour. Moderately bitter, lightly acidic finish.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark red with medium sized head. Tart, sour taste of pepper and berries. Kind of a strange brew as the more you drink it, the more enjoyable it becomes.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best by 24/10/2005 drank on 2/5/2004: Cloudy orange with a huge white rocky head. Spicy aroma, with bits of oranges, alcohol and yeast. Medium bodied with an alcohol bite, starts and ends sweet. I won’t drink this again.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sort of a darker, sweeter Golden-style ale... very spicy, citrusy and strong alcohol. Refreshing overall, and finished malty instead of bitter.
haf (525) - Gijon, SPAIN - APR 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Buena cerveza roja. No parecde que tenga 8% de alcohol. Sabor agradable. Mucha espuma.
Lubiere (10846) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy red beer, pleasant aroma of curacao, confectionnaries sugars, and yeast. Sweet malt with light apples, spices, oranges, hops, and warm alcohol in the end. Nice body complements the alcohol level well, with a nice rounded mouthfeel but metallic near the end. Much better than gold.