iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 3, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle Best if enjoyed by 08/20/07, thanks to shp555 and mystery swap 2.0. Clear golden straw with a one finger white head that fades to a creamy film. Smells like a fruity pilsener--grassy and slightly herbal hops, sweet grain and biscuits. Why the hell is this so bitter? Strong earthy bitterness followed by the more of the same fruitiness and a little bit of grassy hops. The bitter earthiness actually did nothing but dissipate after the initial taste, but the earthiness prevailed throughout. Low carbonation with a light to medium body. This ended up kinda sucky.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to Badgerben. Pours a nice golden color. Kinda funky footy like flavor. Kinda grainy funky flavor. Not very good.
PorterPounder (6901) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2015 Rerate Pick up some interesting cake mix sweetness this time around. Nice haze to the appearance as well. Original 3.0 Atlanta, Ga. - Briarcliff Whole Foods - 12 oz bottle. Medium golden pour, decent white head. Grassy aroma, some tangy hoppiness in the flavor with just a hint of peppery spiciness. Spritzy mouthfeel.
dchmela (2971) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Ian for briinging this back from Ga. Pours a nice golden color and big white head. Light slightly hoppy aroma. Taste has a little hoppy bite that lingers a little into the aftertaste. Not as good as the IPA, but a nice change of pace.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JUL 20, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. This bottle traveled from Georgia to Virginia and then from Virginia to CA (thanks alexanderj). Aroma of yeast, some bready malt, citrus, and some spice. Kind of watery on the palate and dry in the finish (like a lager). Not much initial flavor, but the aftertaste is a compilation of the aromas.
JonnyC22 (164) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 20, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Overall pretty good but a severely bitter aftertaste. May have just been the keg.
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looks like 420, with a clear gold color, little lacing, small head. Aroma is yeasty with some spice. Flavor is hoppy. Not very lively and very light. Not SW’s best.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a very light golden color, with a small white head. Very straightforward, small amount of biscuit before finishing with a tiny dose of hops. A relatively dry finish overall. I enjoyed it with my dinner, nothing bad about it, just not much to it in general.
muddyfeet (72) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very odd. Bottle said it was brewed to be a pilsner but ale yeast was used instead. And I am not sure if an American double pilsner is spot on for style.
Pours a relatively clear but slightly cloudy golden color. No head but some film. However, there is a some extreme carbonation going on in the glass. Nose is malty and an off-sourness that I don’t really like.
flavor is just wierd. Ale body and texture but a pilsner flavor. Is there such a thing as a bi-polar, schizophrenic beer? Malts and biscuits and something akin to wet paper. I would almost say this beer is passed its prime but the bottle says best before 9/17/07 (plus it is summer and this is the summer seasonal). hops give off a wierd sourness that is like sucking on cardboard. Ale-like body is a bit heavy for the style. Not something I would grab on a hot summer day.
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ain’t nothing wrong with this one. Slightly grassy aroma with some orange and peach aromas faintly in the background. Surprisingly strong bitterness on top of a crisp apple and honey flavor. A decent mistake but I don’t know if it’s worth continuing to produce it.