Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Brothers’ choice of category fooled me for a while, and I was looking forward to a "golden ale" in the way of a Duvel, and only later realized they are using the latest American nomenclature for kolsch.
Small head, lovely gold color. Aroma: buttery, spicy, grassy, herbal, very dry. To quote them:"Belgian malts balanced by Saaz and Golding hops produce a unique and savory ale, light in color, but not in flavor." A far cry from a Belgian, actually. Texture is thin, finish comes and goes. They’re very earnest, and have excellent package design, these brothers, but they don’t live up to their own hype. A satisfactory lawnmower beer, but not much more.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2004
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Hazy golden body with a good deal of yeast dusties. Short-lived white head. Weak aroma with some lemon citrus and sweet carboard. The taste features all the flavor of a Kenmore refrigerator box with some lemon juice sqeezed over it. Not so good, guy. Bottled 10/14/2003, so it's not that old.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2004
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2004 Small fizzy head above a light amber body. Aroma is not too good. Skunky macrobrew cardboard. Maybe a dry bitter yeasty scent also. At least its not heavy. Doesn't taste quite as bad as it smells. Its like a bitter w/ a slightly sweet background and a slightly sweet finish. Maybe some kind of hops in the background, but they didn't taste good. Nothing impressive at all, but still tastes moderately ok.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Belgian ale??? The label calls it a golden ale, whatever that is. It tasted good enough, considering I was drinking it along with some extremely hot chili.
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was OK. I wouldn't order or buy it again but, if it was free and would drink it.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden amber color with little head. The aroma was a bit off initially, but after breathing for a while showed off notes of grainy and nutty malt, with small bits of bitter hops. The flavor is reasonably well balanced, though perhaps a bit on the hoppy side. Whole grain bread at the start quickly becomes a Saaz bitterness. This smooth ale quickly becomes almost a pilsener without the effervescence. An interest, although not amazing, beer, this pilsenale.
hotstuff (4388) - Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer poured a quickly diminishing small white head with fine sized bubbles.The body was clear and the hue was golden.The nose was on the weak side but I did detect some malt and hops.The flavor was fruity tasting and the mouthfeel was tingly and smooth.There was very little lacing with this beer.
thedm (5001) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 5, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This brew poured a small head of fine to medium sized white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind good lacing and a hazy softly carbonated light yellow orange colored body. Ots aroma is mildly hopped and its mouthfeel is smooth and tingly. The flavor is a bit acidic with some yeasty fruity notes.
davidoc (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent beer, but it's no Belgian. Very little head, and the taste is very mild.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy golden color,small white foamy head.Nice sweet aroma with a mild spiciness to it,Theres an almost honey like quality in the aroma as well IMO,yeasty.The taste is wheaty and very mildly spiced with some other hard to describe flavors that are fairly mild as well.Mild sweetness to it with a decent hop after taste that is slightly sweet as well as just a slight bite at the very end.It a very unique beer,Kind of hard to describe mainly i haven't had a brew quite like this one but it definately is a brew to have around.