deyholla (4789) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a hint of orange and a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has has a bit of blueberry with underlying grain. Flavor has a bit of light fruit and oak with a bit of backing plastic.
mar (4244) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle # 329/1000 thank to dixonian. gold with a white head. nose is mint, listerine, alcohol, and more mint. thin on the palate, malts, spices, dried fruits, and a clean finish.
TheAlum (4289) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Supplied by deyholla. Thanks, bud. Pours a richly well hazed amber gold hue, healthy good haze with some gentle carbonation. Forthy whitish head dies to a film, laces small. Some flashes of orange. Aromas are dry malts, touches of toast, dough, and gentle earthy hops. Touches of caramel, oxidation, and gentle spice. Initial is a bit oxidized, distinct heaty spirit, some bready malts, dough, toast, crackers. Gentle dry earthy hopping is grass, florals, and gentle yeast. Middle is a touch older, a touch of oxdidation, and gentle sweetness. Finish offers a metallic earthy feel, some yeastiness, gentle older fruit presence. Some subtle grass, florals. Odd, a bit old, a bit hot. I don’t really know what to think of this.. it certainly offered some elements that really distracted me.
BMan1113VR (7381) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 29, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle number 329 of 1000 thanks to Dixonian. Pours with a hazed golden hued body with a small white head. Aromas of frozen peas, DMS, pear, apple, estery, bland with a good amount of acetaldehyde. Cidery. Flavors are of green apples, cider, acetaldehyde, brandy and malty. Lively bubbles, dry finish. Quite the train wreck. Looking at the description, one could have guessed that those flavors wouldn’t meld. Sadly I didn’t get any grappa, or chardonnay, or even a hint of black currant. Might have possibly improved this if it was more characterful instead of being messy.
bu11zeye (11113) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 27, 2012
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
(750ml bottle, # 329/1000, courtesy of Dixonian) Pours a lightly hazy yellow with a moderate white head. Aroma of herbs, citrus, and grain. Flavor of grain, corn, herbs, and odd fruitiness that is messy.
blutt59 (5687) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle, bu11zeye 10k pour of hazy yellow, quite plain with fizzy corn and gum notes, thin finish
Fratto (2328) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle from bu11zeye’s 10K tasting. Light pour with a big white head. Aroma is so weak I can’t really get anything but an unpleasant fizz. Taste is nothing but carbonation. The mouth feel is just a bubbly mess. Finish is stinging and awkward. This is, in fact, bottled seltzer water and is an unpleasant mess.
arminjewell (4163) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at Winterfest 2012, pour was slightly hazy yellow with thin fizzy white head, aroma brought some odd notes of tannic grapes, slight hint of oak, a weird fruity note with some grass, didn’t quite mix right. Taste was similar, a bit all over the place and no taste strong enough to take the forefront, some slight biscuit and bread with a hint of berry, touch of tart grape, slight tannins, finishing fairly clean.