Nuffield (4020) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cute cartoon label. Clear golden/amber, moderate to significant head of irregular form. Beautifully hopped nose. Pine, candy, and just a little dusty. The flavor was not nearly so welcoming as the aroma. (bottle at Brick Store, Decatur)
shrubber85 (10267) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Extremely strong aroma - peach, orange, apple. malt, and hops. Hazy amber color with small head. Sweet fruity flavor up front - orange/apple with a moderate hoppy finish. Well-blended with neither the fruit or hops coming out too strong. Very nice.
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Almost-clear pale orange; dense head has a short half-life. Sparse cobwebby lace. Signature Amarillo nose of succulent pineapple, orange, sauvignon blanc, white cherry, and bubblegum wrapper. A strong raspberry component emerges as the beer warms. Spicy, crackery flavor augmented by a dash of caramel. Unmistakeable citric Cascade taste. The hop varietals are excetionally well-showcased... I actually identified them before reading the commercial description above. Pretty geeky, huh? A pleasant touch of oily slickness contributes to the fullish mouthfeel. Lingering aftertaste is grassy, lemon peppery, and cleanly bitter; rye is more evident after the swallow. Excellent beer with perfect balance.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper Coloring ith White Frothy Head. Rye and Hops on the Nose and Tongue. Pretty Simple and Straightforward but in This Case, a Good Thing.
badgerben (4809) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color with a thin head. Slightly bitter hops in the aroma without being very floral or citrusy. The rye didnít stand out at all in the flavor, but the dry hops were very nicely done. Not overpowering, not crazy in any fashion. Just nice, dry, bitter, hops.
walleye (1092) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
got this in a trade with TheBeerCellar2. poured dark orange, with a white head, that left a little lacing. aroma, hops, citrus leaning towards the lemon side, fruity, some malts. flavor, hops, malts a touch of honey, citrus, a combination of lemon and orange. not to bad
Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color out of the bottle with a fizzy white head and a hoppy nose with lemons in it. Dark caramel sweetness with a rye grain flavor and a strong hop/lemon citrus finish. Nice beer.
Aurelius (4964) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very disappointed in this beer. Iíve been looking forward to this for some time, but it came off tasting like a chemistry experiment gone awry. Color was light hazy orange-gold. The aroma was very appealing -- fruity and yeasty. The actual beer flavor was where this blew the shift - phenols were too prominent, diacetyls were strong, apricots were the best part. The body came off as medium-heavy - not what I expect out of a rye. On tap at 5 Seasons, maybe Iíll give it another shot in the bottle.
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer offers a hearty aroma of hops. It is a golden-orange in color with a good sized head. It enters the mouth smoothly and produces a mildly bitter citric taste.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark yellow with some haze. Whisp of a head. Mild aroma of honey and hops. Clean, somewhat sweet malty flavor with a nice, lightly resinous hop character displaying citrus and spice. Decent body. Well balanced bitterness. Easy drinking ale.