hotstuff (4303) - Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The head was small, creamy, smooth, ivory with fine sized bubbles that fully dissipated. The body was uncarbonated, yeasty and cloudy with a light amber hue. The nose was malty with a light sweet, lightly bitter, caramel and fruity flavor. The palate was tingly, smooth, dry, and medium bodied.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2003 This peculiar French Style Country Ale was sent to me by a fantastic member of RB; Indra, and thanks again for the trade!
Full speed A-Head! This brew is A-Head above the rest! Head Move Now, If You Can!
== The tan colored mass of thick head soars atop a beautiful and effervescent amber colored body. This is going to be a rocky and immensely dense head, leaving behind giant clumps of lacing; oh, it’s bitter tasting but smells of caramelized pares maybe some citrus like and very perfumey hops, smells terrific! The flavor is…is…is…hard to pinpoint. It is maybe a bit spicy, faintly bitter, yet sweet in-between, considerable notes of caramel, plums, pares, tangerines, honey wheat bread.
This is a beautiful and delicious beer but tough to figure out.
JorisPPattyn (8094) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught) Pale amber; huge orangeish head, very little carbonation as a British ale knocked-out with a Swan-sprayer. Crystal malt, bit of cookies in the nose, some undefined pasty character. Taste gives velvet malts, crystal, a neutral to sweet main taste. Mouthfeel feels too flat, not lively enough (cfr. visual aspect). Well bodied. Based upon a Brabant (B) homebrew recipe, not very assertive brew. Like Palm with a heavier mouthfeel - Dubbele (X-mas) Palm?
thedm (4973) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew poured a large head of foamy finely sized off-white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a fair lacing and a softly carbonated hazy light brown colored body with some visible yeast. It had a foloral malty aroma and a smooth mildly bubbly mouthfeel, The flavor was a very nice caramel malt one with elements of dough and bread behind it. This was indeed a very tasty brew.
igneous1 (1506) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pretty clear..full of floaties. color is a bright orange/golden. slight head at best. clean aroma...slightly fruity, slightly industrial. slight malt presence in the nose..much more in the flavor...sweet flavor and finishes with a grain cereal quality...this is one of those beers that's all over the page as far as ratings go.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Peachy red color. Nose is sugary, a bit peppery with some alum pucker, definite tartness. Flavor is dry, apricots, hops at end. Sharp, crisp, and very good.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hmm. I dig it. They pretty much nailed the style, at least according to my limited knowledge. Pastry-like beer, if that helps.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light amber color,small head that faded very fast.mild lacing left behind.Mild malt aroma with hints of caramel,fruit.The taste was much better then i expected malty with a fruity mild raisin tone,Mildly sweet caramel,slight taste of hops.The after taste is mildly bitter with a slight fruity side and mild hops,with a good,smooth feel to it.I'm not real familiar with this style but i do know what i like and this is a fine brew IMO.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oregon Brewers Fest. Amber color and a malty nose. Smooth malty flavors that finishes with a hint of smokiness in the aftertaste.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Floral, slightly sour and sugary aroma. Amber color. Initial bitterness, followed by a round earthiness. Unique.