porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUN 2, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle (best by 8/6/07) via trade with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=2 target=blank>CaptainCougar, thanks Tom!) Actually kind of a mess...Pours bright pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma of light candy malt sweetness and pine. Mouthfeel rather loose and watery. Some light weepy lacing. Flavor is wimpy very light candyish malt with lots of pine and grapefruit bitterness. Just doesn’t work or fit together well. Watery pilsner meets poorly made hop-bomb.
pintocb (641) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very clear and golden. Looks very much like a pils. Smells grassy and a little biscuity. Taste is fresh with lots of floral flavors and a little hint of fruity sweetness for a tiny part of a nanosecond, then the bitterness sets in. Not at all citrusy or piney (the way I like it) just grassy and bitter. Interesting.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAY 26, 2007
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Oily looking gold pour with a thin white head that nearly fully dissipates immediately. Body is totally translucent and appears moderately dense. Yeast proceeds first in the aroma, dusty and clamorous. Diacetyl and soap subdue a mild Czech and mostly grassy hop character. Smells sweet, leads me to believe it will be sticky and healthily bodied. Very interesting nose. Flavor is extremely soapy and grassy. Hop bitterness is generous. Acetyldehyde notes replace diacetyl, what on earth happened here? Body is atrociously force-carbonated. Mouthfeel is obnoxious, medium-bodied, fizzy and slightly oversweetened. Finish is cloying, somewhat drying. This should have been used as a hose sterilizer.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy boboski. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a small white head. Light bubbly action. Smells of some mild citrus, with a touch of some cinnamon and spice. The taste has a certain heavy spice chIaracter to it, with a unique bitterness. I get some of the cinnamon I got in the aroma, but it was mild. Fairly easy drinking, but get a decent amount of alcohol. Has some malt characters and just a bit of hops as well. A little grainy. Decent.
alexanderj (3264) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle; poured a clear, light golden color. Not much head. Aroma was of funky yeast and some crappy malt. Flavor was pretty bad; disappointed alot. Ok mouthfeel; but taste was soapy and grassy; very porous.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours light golden with a fully receding white head. Aroma of musky yeast, sweet malt. Taste is sweet malty, grainy, with prominent Saaz and some soapy elements.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, slightly sticky with moderate carbonation.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a transparent lightly effervescent bright golden with a thin-lacing white head. Aroma of fresh, earthy green Saaz hops with a touch of pale malt. Body starts lightly sweet with lots of earthy, bittering hops and a drier bittersweet finish along with a touch of floral resiny grapefruit flavor. The bitterness seemed a bit much at first, but it kinda melded together with the pale malty sweetness after a few sips. A pretty nice and enjoyable imperial pils or whatever it is.
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2007 Bottle. Pours golden with a moderate white head. Aroma is more or less that of a pilsner, mainly Saaz hops with a little bready malt, but also a bit grassy. Flavor is bitter pilsner-type hoppiness up front with some grapefruit bitterness, plus vegetal character and a little bready malt, but really not holding together, and with strange off flavors especially as it warms. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Basically a somewhat odd take on an American-style pilsner, but it doesn’t pull it off too well. Drinkable and refreshing, though.
jrob21 (2288) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fuller bodied pilsner type beer. I’m surprised to see this classified as an american strong but that’s cool. Golden color. Big white creamy head. Bitter, hoppy back end bitel Smooth and enjoyable the rest of the way. Pungent, spicy aromas.
Hangover (1020) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden pour and a long-lasting creamy white head. Aroma is grassy with a lot of pils like hoppage. Taste is sweet. Light hay and earth flavors. Nice mouthfeel which I would characterize as creamy with moderate carbonation. Sticky, resinous hop finish with a bit of alcohol towards the back. Finish is crisp, lingering bitterness. This is an odd one. I thought it was excellent, however.