dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden in color with a large white head. Aromas and flavors of lemon grass,pepper,citrus fruit and spice. Creamy,silky mouthfeel with a bitter finish.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Light orange with suspended particles, sweet spicy aroma with hay, honey, pepper and lemon. Pricky carbonation, ends bitter with a sharp aftertaste.
Ernest (6163) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2012 Bottle.
Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), moderately yeasty (cobwebs), with a strong note of lemongrass, other notes of marijuana (probably a combo of being slightly skunked and the overtly herbal character), urine, SweetTarts, lime zest.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
To be honest, it’s kind of weird. A little acrid and off in the nose, which is a shame because some of the other aromas are quite enticing. Nice flavor balance and doesn’t really taste dirty, but it’s hard to get super excited about it overall.
Schanulleke (8) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2005 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not a Biere de Garde, but a very refreshing blond with a bite. A quite hard but not unpleasant bitterness.
Tejas (869) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
light gold. head dies pretty fast. grapefruit and coriander flavor. reminds me of la trappe tripel except not quite as tasty. light, clean and highly drinkable. a nice ale on a summer night. i could sip on many of these, especially at 6.5%.
sunevdj (3134) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2005 Pours a hazy yellow with a white dissappearing head. Aromas of yeast and dry hops. High CO2 level. Nice dry beer; good as aperatif. Dry finish, I wissh the nice yeasty flavor would last longer though.
TAR (2445) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2012 Straw colored with a golden shimmer. Tight froth of brilliant white foam and sticky lace. Spicy esters, cedar, lemon cake, and earthy hops on the nose. A light swirl releases hints of toasted straw. Creamy mouthfeel with spongy density. Opens with a sharply bitter wallop of spicy hops atop a toasty husk base. White pepper and lavender hints accentuate the spicy phenolic snap. The body’s creaminess plays beautifully off the supple malt, which unleash more tongue clinging starches as things progress. Hops discharge a precise sting of perfume amd lime zest before a sumptuous dousing of glazed malt sweetness. Astoundingly bright and captivatingly hoppy from start to finish, though, despite the substantial malt anchor. Dazzling yeast character shows a hint of bubblegum, but becomes more herbal and “wild” as it seamlessly blends with the spicy esters. Harmonious finish of toasty, doughy malts over a whipped blanket of yeasty fullness and lime and lavender echoes. Hops continue to tickle the palate long after the finish. Another rustic beauty from this charming countryside brewery.
jtw (1087) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
big old 750 mL green bottle. damn, this is supremely appealing. it’s freshly mown hay and creamy wheatmalt, with only a touch of doughy yeast. the body belies the obvious hops overtone, where the wild fermentation shines--leave it to the french to make something that is so unpredictable that it is so simply predictable. my god, this beer IS summer. when it’s cold, it’s something that goes down so easily it will frighten you, but if it’s hot outside, every single over-warm tastebud will utterly BEG you to supply it with another swig of this beer. drink this like it’s your job.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from Winooski Beverage, Winooski VT. Bright amber-gold body, gigantic lasting bubbly-marshmallow white head...very spicy, sour nose with subtle fine hints of butter and dogwood...body smooth and creamy, alcohol lightly apparent, bitterness evident but not overpowering the heavy malt grounding, earthy and lightly sweet towards the finish though a woody dryness creeps in as well. Quite pleasant and quaffable, the best I’ve had from this brewery.
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 33 cl) More amber than blonde actually, hazy with lots of impurities. Small, dense head. Rather pronounced bitterness which I find unusual for it’s type. Spicy, aromatic - almost flowery. Quite refreshing. 250303