Sham (1846) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a damn fine beer. Pours a very cloudy light brown with some head. Nice aromas with some yeast, clove and some fruit underlying, perhaps a citrus fruit like orange. Flavor was the same as the aromas and nicely balanced. Finished very well and refreshing. If you are ever in Boise, go to Flying Pie Pizzaria and get this! Their pizza is damn good as well.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I eagerly await the day that they start serving this at their brewpub. This is just too tasty to keep at Flying Pie. Rather selfish I would say. The pour is incredible, way too cold, but the pour makes it look like it could have been nitrogen charged, but it was not, just alot of itneresting stuff going on in the glass. Huge creamy head, with a nice pumpkin pie color in the appearance. Very interesting flavor that is highly yeasty and doughy, very nutty and rich, also midly complex but not over the top. I will agree with Buck_Dich, one of the best brewed beers in Boise.
BückDich (5467) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 29, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2005 Wow, this is one of the best brews that sockeye makes. Well, it poured a nice clouded amber color with thick head and lots of head. Aroma was yeasty with a hint of clove and a touch of alcohol. Flavor was very refined and very fresh. Fairly complex with a subtlty of hops in the finish. This beer drinks very smooth and overall I think one of the best local brewed beers in Boise.
Rerate!: They have this at the brewpub but its much weaker (6.8% ABV) but still has nice fresh flavors and a strong clove presence.