Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber pour with a foamy egg shell white head. Thick lacing. Orange and lemon citrus aromas. A slight pepperiness to it. Some caramel and roast malts. Flavors of tangy malts; some caramel and some roast. Soapy hops. Some bitterness. Orange peels. Silky and cloying palate. Finishes musky with citrus and bittering hops.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Moderately hazy amber color with plenty of sticky thin head & lacing. Typical citrus & floral character with lightly toasted malt nose. The flavor has some light sweet malts and strong bitterness that pokes around your mouth like an unwanted guest. Finishes slightly sweet with a balanced tail. As the glass appears more half-full the mouthfeel turns a bit stale & medicinal from the hops.