SpringsLicker (3156) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This deep amber beer was pleasant but I seem to have missed the buckwheat somewhere. Other than that it was a beer that offered some complexity and substance. Not overly hoppy, it relies on it's malt chacteristics for its aroma and flavor. Quite drinkable and worth trying for something a little different.
PorterPounder (5593) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a generous white, fluffy head with lots of lacing. Light golden, hazy appearance. Aroma has elements of bananas, flowers and cloves. Smooth mouthfeel, soft and silky. Flavor - some banana and cloves. A bit spiciness to top it off. A good way to top off 2003 and welcome in 2004.
mmather (145) - Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice easy drinking beer with lost of flavor. Kind of reminded me of a Duvel-light. Nice crisp, flowery aroma.
legion242 (2224) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color; head was frothy and "Cottony"; nose was clean but slightly metallic. Interesting sweetness. Very nice. Definitely exhibits the nuttiness expected from a buckwheat ale. Malty, peaty, smoky.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper with a thin head. Sour barnyard and bready malt aroma, reminiscent of a saison. Interesting cookie dough bready malt flavor with a dry buckwheat finish. Flowery clover taste and good complexity make this a very under-rated beer, that is as long as you get a good bottle.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild sour apple aroma.Cloudy dark blond appearance.Mild sour, yeasty, spiced apple lemon zest flavors.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark blond to light amber coloured beer. Slightly cloudy with a medium off white head. Strong malty aroma with molasses and caramel. Strong roasted, woody taste with a bitter finish. A hint of vannila is noticeable in the aroma when the beer warms up. A different beer with a strong taste.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I used a corkcrew and some elbow grease to get this baby open. It's kind of rough and undisciplined- lots of strange flavors and combinations. Tastes like buckwheat, that's for sure. Not as good as I'd hoped.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - FEB 19, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Faily solidly constructed. Nice sunset color with a lot of sticky white foam. Sarts out a bit too carbonated (as stated by others) Mildly tart guezesque (is that a word?) nose with lemon and a little barnyard with an undertone of vannila. Mouthfeel is too sharp from the carbonation at first but settles into a sweet malty/honeied charactor. Moderatly herbal with notes of wood, doughy yeast, dust, and cream.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 13, 2002
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
overly carbonated, no aroma, truly forgettable