3fourths (7523) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicey bread and apricots and apricots with a chemical aroma discussed as acetone. Strong alcohol smells and some smoked licorice as well... interesting mixture in the nose. Very fresh and resinous. Thanks to hey_kevin for sharing the bottle!
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Might be a case where the anticipation drowned out the the flavor. Defintiely thinner than I antcipated, with a metallic hop presence that I found a little off-putting. Still, I really enjoyed the way it sat in the mouth. This was overall a very interesting beer, but will never be favorite.
heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Beautiful noble hop aroma, touch of acetone (wtf?) but not distracting. I guess being an organic chemist has its privileges. Strong deep caramel malt flavor. Quite dry. Well balanced and very nice.
kujo9 (1090) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Medium brown clear body w/ a light beige lasting head. Toasty Mucich malt aroma w/a light roast and very, very light caramel; Slight floral hop behind everything else as it warms. Flavor starts out w/ toasty malt, very well balanced, but quickly turns pleasantly bitter that lasts well into the finish and aftertaste; light roasty w/ some hop flavor in the finish as well, finishes on the dry side. Very clean and crisp. Light medium body w/ low carbonation and a slightly prickly feeling from CO2, but very smooth overall. This is what I imagined a D. Alt to taste like if I'd ever had one before this point. Very clean and pleasantly bitter; It has Czech Pils rounded bitterness w/ a Munich Dunkel grain characteristic, but lighter and more delicate. Great stuff!
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Surprised me with how light it was. Reminded me of a dunkel, but lacked much flavor. Complex in the mouth, but nothing really stood out. I made a special trip to ave this beer, but actually prefered the stock Black Bavarian Sprecher that is always there.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an intresting mahogany color that is extremely clear. Head fades, but never went away completely. Super smooth malty body with hints of light crystal malt, grass, and a very slight smoke. Hops are just bitter enough to shine through the malty, nutty body. Beautiful.
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish brown. Small white head. The nose is hopped but also somewhat malted. Nice crisp hop body with a malt middle. The hops lean more towards the grassy side than the outright bitter side. The malt is very grainy and "cereal-like" as another reviewer pointed out. Very pleasant and dangerously drinkable. Damn good beer! I'll need to stock up on this one. Surprisingly lighter mouthfeel than expected. It's almost whispy. Glad this rare bird finally flew my way.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottled on 1/29/04 This alt beer is packed in a handsome swing top bottle that has cool raised letters and brail. The nose of the beer is mostly malty with a dash of hops. The color of the beer is light auburn. Carbonation levels are low, but this makes the beer easy to drink. I find the beer hard to describe, it reminds me of a light bock or a big dunkel. This beer is good if you are in the mood for a beer on the malty side.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 10, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask. Tons of cereal (malted barley, oats) malt. Some spalt skunkiness and slight iron taste as well. Grapes, fresh earth and hoppy goodness round things out.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A near perfectly balanced beer. Grassy noble hop aromas blend with a light toffee sweetness in the nose. Very crisp flavor, with a fresh hoppy bitterness offsetting a delicate, bready undercurrent of malt with hints of peach or apricot esters.