r464 (2254) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown with a huge overflowing head. Malty with an earthy sweetness and some bitterness to the finish. There are parts of it that I like, but overall I am not thrilled with it. Perhaps it is the style or a bad bottle, but I would not go for another.
Braudog (6220) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2004
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Amber and hazy, with a high degree of chunky sediment. Lemon-grassy aroma. This strikes me as watery at first, with a caramel sting and an even waterier finish. Missed the mark.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had it on tap at the blind pig in champaign illinois. Not bad. Not great. I just dont like the style so its not exactally fair how I feel about this one. It was kind of funky, lager funk. Funk just doesnt do it for me.
Lubiere (12575) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2006 Hazy brown copper ale with a strong diacetyl nose. Sweet honey malt and light spices. Nice bodied, but not very French! (July 31 at Indiana Microbrewers Festival)
Hazy orange ale with a thin off white head. Light orange peels and oxidized malt in aroma. In mouth, a lightly spiced sweet malt, with notes of honey, again very unlike a Garde (Sept 7 2006, Bottle)
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Funky beer with some fungal notes in the nose and taste. Also quite fruity. NOt bad, though nothing spectacular.
DocLock (9504) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The label calls this a "French ale", but I correctly pegged it as a bier de garde. Pours turbid orangeish with a behemoth off-white head and numerous floaties. Aroma of malt, hopcit, barnyard, apricots, and female taint. Tastes malty, with a lot of citrus and hops, backed up my the typical bier de garde horse blanket element. Not as complex as I crave, but very nice. Two Brothers continues to impress me.
sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich earthy brown color with good floatie content and a healthy khaki head. Aroma is very fruity hops mixed with very sweet malts, lending a very unique aroma, similar to olives, but not entirly so. Flavor is sweet and malty at first, then comes a sour spell, grassy hops follow, tinged with some lemon, toasted malts begin to appear after swallow, and a dry, toasty flavor finishes this one out. My first for the style. Interesting for sure, and pretty good.
lizzy (44) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark golden color, thin head, with lots of floaties. smells like black olives? kind of weird. first sip was like green olives, sour, somewhat citrusy; very odd, but good. definitely not noticing any sweetness or caramel. I think this is the strangest beer I’ve ever tasted, (and I’ve tried cherry chocolate beer!).
raymow (1370) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I wasn’t so sure about this beer after my first sip, but it did begin to grow on me a bit as I went on. It was an odd brew, along the lines of a Belgian, but not quite there (and not quite as good).
jsquire (4097) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sort of a brown/orange color out of the bottle with a big, frothy white head. Very complicated aroma with spice, wood, some orange and celery and something a little earthy all in there. Dry on the palate. I notice the sourness right off, but balanced with some sweetness, toast, orange and something acidic. very nice sipping beer.