jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky rust with a large white head that fades slowly. Aroma of yeast, tea, and grassy hops. Flavor of tea, grassy and spicy hops, a little sweet malt. This beer is refreshing. Somewhat mild but with enough flavor to be enjoyable and interesting.
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours a nice copper color but the minimal white head is gone in a flash.
Malty aroma with a pleasant hop accompanyment.
The flavor is malty with a bit of hop bitterness that doesn’t overpower the sweet malt profile. A tad thin and undercarbonated, but not bad.
BBB63 (6442) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled: Hazy coppery hue with short head and some lace. The aroma has notes of buttery and caramelized malst, aromatic and grassy hops, ripened apples and pears, and earthy and woody yeast esters. The taste starts surprisely hoppy and fruity, a bit of a bite. Undertones of mild malts and a hebral nature follows. The feel starts great with a sharp edge but then gets a bit bready and loses focus. Quaffable enough but doesn’t produce any notable characteristics.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a bit of a prune juice color with a slight haze and a small off-white head. The aroma is bready and floral. The flavor is hoppy, bread like, sweet, caramel, and malty. The palate is fairly rich and cleansing; a bit dusty. Overall, this is a good beer and a first in the style for me. Not bad.
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel colored hazy body, immediately fading off-white head despite generous carbonation. Rather sweet aroma of toasted bread, caramel. Very hoppy (orangey, herbal). Fairly low carbonated medium body. A bit grainy on the palate. Very long finish, dry and mineral. Bitterness has quite a sharp acid bite, very refreshing. A bit disappointing initially, but it manages to grow on you and was a real bargain at 2$ a 0.5L. Glad to have tried this style at once.
Ungstrup (30344) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A hazy orange beer with a small disappearing head. The aroma is of caramel and grain, and so is the flavor before it end on a dry notes. Thanks to Rasmus for this one.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On the courtesy of Ungstrup. Very nice looking beer, copper to orange, hazy, small white head. Very fruity and rather hoppy nose, a bit weak. Fklavor is nice malty with a late hoppiness. Rather nice lager. My forst one in this style.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice copper/orange hue. Pours a good head with lacing. Good bittering up front with a nice grain profile and a nice bitterness in the finish.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange with a white head and some lacing. Aromas of caramel, roast, some hops, wet malts and small spices. Flavors are musky, caramel and small roast malts. Bitter hops. Mellow malt profile, lager like. Bitter malt finish.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy, reddish brown, with little or no head. Nice hop nose with some fruit, peach and malt. Dry, light but dancing on the palate. Crisp but brief finish some lingering fruit. No bitterness but definatly some hop charachter. Great beer!