Terminus (3249) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle and tap at taproom-pours a medium orange with a sudsy soapy white head. grapefruit aroma, but very mild-lemony and slightly citric, but not an over the top hopfest here. flavros are fresh cascade hops, green and leafy-light bitterness, just alot of hop flavor. great palate with a very pleasant yeast strain note. dry finish and lightly bitter. another clean and true example from schlafly. excellent balance and the epitiome of a session ale.
Indra (2621) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. bottle. Full-on fruity hop aroma, citric and lightly piney with plenty of grapefruit and very faint background suggestions of honeyish and caramel sweetness. Light coppery color with a fine, thin, lasting head and light wisps of lacing. Flavor is fairly well balanced throughout, the moderately bitter, citric hoppiness perhaps dominating but the malty sweetness trickling closely along behind, bringing body and a wash of light caramel sweetness along with it. Finish seems to feature somewhat of a yeast bite to coincide with the fruity hops and lingering bitterness. Light-medium in body with hefty carbonation. Holds its own in regards to the style category.
Pailhead (4842) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2005 Bottle: Courtesy of Duane via trade. A rather impressive looking beer. Pours a transparent amber with a creamy white head with excellent retention. Great lacing. Can’t find anyting to knock the appearance. Aroma is a little light. Creamy malts with some light pine hops. Flavor is creamy and malty up front with light citrus. Finish is moderately hopped with pine and light grapefruit. Could use a little more hops in the finish to balance all the creamy malt up front. Creamy and silky mouthfeel. Weak aroma holds this brew back a little.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
No head at all, pretty mild with the hops, but very drinkable, I liked it. I could have it as a regular beer.
desurfer (1219) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber body, no head. Cascadey, piney, citrusy aroma. Nice c-hops flavor, bold, tart and dry. Dry, sticky palate. Really good!
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUL 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
at tap room local: pours copper clear with small head. slight nose of hop character. more malty on the palate then i expected, less hops then i expected. more robust and heavy, higher alcohol then one would expect....asked for the abv and the waiter didint have a frickn clue...somwhere in the 6% all are beer are. needs a little more feeding of the old cascades imo. next!
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent if unremarkable pale ale. Wonderful appearance as it poors a clear copper color toped by an off white head. The aroma is nice if a little light. Malty with some earthy hopp notes. Flavor is nice and blanced. Initial malt sweetness follwed by grassy hop notes. Medium bodied beer and a good one for everday consumption.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. very mild APA but still quite good. made for an excellent thirst quencher but the very mild hop bitterness was a surprise after all of the others in this catagory.
darkstar (69) - Eureka, Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one of Schlafly’s better beers. Nice mild hops bitterness and good balance. I think its available in the bottle year round now.
rverb361 (19) - USA - MAY 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the bottleworks. Nice balance between the hop bitterness and the malt. After this I’ll be trying more APA’s.