BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can: Pours to a mostly clear, though it is very slightly hazy speaking to course filtering, amber colored body with a large, frothy, thick and lasting eggshell colored head. The aroma is shows a fruity diacetyl, dms (yet another one from SKA), light biscuit, and hints of stale hops. The diacetyl and dms mess here is nowhere near as bad as their blonde ale - this one reminds me more of a poorly cared for english mild, stale & oxidized on cask. Taste is fruity butter, floral/grassy hops (though not very bitter), light biscuit, and sweet caramelized malt extract. Light-medium bodied, medium carbonation.
buerckholtz (33) - asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Out of a can, pours w/ a small white head. Lots of bubbles comming up to the top. Nose of faint malt and biscut aromas. plate of thin stale malt. High carbonation ending with a rather astrigent bitter hop finish. Not much hop aroma. ends with a slightly sour biscut flavor. Not impressed.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Part of my never ending quest to rate every micro-can I can find. Orange colored beer with a big white head. Slight citrus aroma with lots of malt. Thin bodied with a smooth but unpleasantly so mouthfeel. Fruity malt flavors. ugh
waolsen (1333) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can. light for a bitter. golden/amber hazy pour iwth thin white head. effervecent. hops, malt, orange aroma. nice malts, a little watery. dry bite. best I’ve had from a can.
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tangerine orange pour with a small layer of white head that leaves a nice crown of lace. Light floral and hard candy aroma. Mild resiny bitternerss blending pleasantly with sweet malt and a just a touch of tartness in the finish. Very light on the palate--almost watery, but leaning toward refreshing rather than insipid. Pleasant, flaw-free, but not particularly memorable.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours beautiful deep golden color w/ shallow spritzy froth. Aroma is full malt. Medium nectar w/ ample resdual effers. Flavors are cripy clean w/ a defined bittering character. Malty citrus rind. Overall: one of the best canned brews ever. Highly recommended.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz. can. Clear amber color with a medium sized white head. Sweet malty aroma with some caramel and a bit of citrus. Sweet biscuity malt flavor with some nuttiness and a mildly unpleasant bitter aftertaste.
argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz can) Lightly hazed amber body topped by a medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, orange, apricot. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, orange/apricot, caramel, some nutty. Light-medium body. A bit too sweet.
hopdog (8441) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can acquired in a trade with FlactoAlto (thanks!). Poured a medium and cloudy amber color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, stronger pineapple, and lightly nutty. Tastes of lighter caramel, citrus, and fruity. This one was definitely fruity sweet with a light hoppiness to it.
DarkElf (3013) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 16, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
(12 oz can: Obtained in trade with whaleman, thanks David!) Like all the other canned craft beers I’ve had, the pour yields a very tall and long-lasting head, with this beer easily rising four inches or more in height. It’s off-white in color and very bubbly and rocky, and sits atop a hazy and bright amber body for the duration of the session. Unfortunately, the nose is fairly soapy, sweet and fruity, and wow, the flavor is even moreso. Sweet, fruity and very soapy, plus the bitterness is practically non-existent. Medium bodied, and ignoring the soapiness for a second, the sweet fruitiness is unchecked, so the palate is a bit tiring. Lots of lacing though. But try as I might, it’s not possible to look past the soapiness with this beer. Too bad, I thought this was going to be a good one.