OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - DEC 12, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I thought this would be some good beer. It had a pretty cool story behind it but all it turned out to be was a piss hard-on followed by a bad case of blue balls. I didn’t think the taste lived up to the hype.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. poured a deep orange/gold with a quickly disappearing head. slightly sweet and malty with little hop taste. just a touch sour on the finish.
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a smooth off-white head with fair lacing, semi-transparent, fast rising carbonation, and an orange brown hue. Malty and sweet aroma. Lightly bitter, malt and some caramel in the taste. Tingly and somewhat bitter mouthfeel. Medium bodied beer. Just so-so.
Frank (3270) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The fact that the commerical description brags about imported hops makes me think Michelob. Uh oh! But this is way better. Pours a nice, headless orage. Malty and a bit fruity and floral. A bit low on carbonation. Hardly top notch but good enough.
MarkD (9) - USA - OCT 28, 2004 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overall a really pleasing beer. Pleasant malitiness is not overpowering, keeps its flavor well balanced with the hops. Filling, with a slight sweet, almost fruity flavor.
Pailhead (5449) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Aroma is very sweet and malty. Caramel and brown sugar. Pours a transparent brownish-orange with a white head that is short lasting. Malty caramel and brown sugar taste with some slight bitterness, sourness, and acidity in the finish. Overall a decent beer.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 14, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber with no head. Sweet malt nose. Medium weight with nice sparkle with a dry finish. Malt, sweet light hops and light roasted flavors. Good session quality.
Gmku (295) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 19, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap, Slippery’s, Wabasha, Minn. Listed on the menu as Slippery’s Red. A little thin in mouthfeel, and definitely pretty light in flavor and aroma. The flavor that’s there is mostly sweet malt with very little hop. Nothing in comparison to how Capital excels with the style.
geekin (9) - North Dakota, USA - SEP 4, 2004 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange color, looked pretty nice. Taste was a little thin, bitterness is noted in the aftertaste. Not a bad beer to drink with friends. Part of a sampler pack.
JoeM500 (1907) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Festival Tap: They should look to their Cheesehead neighbors for help on this Vienna. So much thinner and lighter in flavor than examples from Lakefront & Capital. Nothing bad about the beer, it was light amber with hints of sweetness and some bitterness at the finish.