riversideAK (5726) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet nose of strong grassy hops, bready malts, fruity sweet notes as well. Pours golden, lightly chill hazy with a thin head. The flavor is grassy and peppery, bready and malty with sweetness that is definitely noticeable but not over the top. I actually thought it drank rather well for 9% though. Not the best but by far not the worst.
GT2 (9064) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 10, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap at Paradiso Georgetown. Pours a clear, deep yellow with a sheeting white head. Aroma of honey, malt, cherries, and sweet syrup. Taste is malty, boozy, spicy, with a palate that is powdery dry. But as this warms and I spend more time with it, the nose really devolves quite a bit. What was sweet with some oddities now smells like diabetic, sugar heavy urine; cherry powder, even a bit of poopy toilet. Something old and fusel in character is making itself known. Taste is trash malty, powder, flour, bland corn starch. Really just a definitive drain pour. Really just unenjoyable. Vile, gag-reflex on the palate.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a light amber color with nice head. The nose is sweet and fruity with a strong lager and hop note. The body is big and sweet. A nice imperial pilsner but a bit too aleish and sweet.
yngwie (14701) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 75cl, courtesy of fonefan. A clear, golden beer with a small, diminishing off-white head. Some cellary notes in the aroma, which is otherwise grainy and fruity. The flavor has some unclean notes, can’t really identify it. Alcohol, grains and fruity hops. Nice bitterness. Full-bodied and warming, finishing quite bitter. Some grainy, fruity flavors too. A decent one, but not a style a see any sensible use for. 100814
larsniclas (5852) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at SBWF-10
Golden. Mediyum white head.
Malty and hoppy in both aroma and flavour.
Pretty sweet with low bitterness.
ben4321 (4382) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: 750 ml bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 12/12/10
Aroma: The nose is musty malts, clean grassy hops, and some fruity notes as well
Appearance: It pours a hazy golden-orange color with a bubbly white head, light lace
Flavor: Grassy in flavor, with moderate (plus) malty sweetness and bitter, hoppy, and boozy finish
Palate: A Medium bodied offering with a fairly long duration, soft carbonation, and mild ABV burn
This beer is a little difficult to rate, after every sip my opinion of it seemed to change. I like what was attempted here, but there is just something about it I don’t love. There is something that is hard to pinpoint that is clearly off with this one. It doesn’t have the best aftertaste either. Not a bad beer, but I have to deduct a bit for that "off" feel I am getting.
Strykzone (5266) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A hazy golden pour with a very small white head. The aroma is Saaz hops with light malt and some grain. This beer came in a beautiful 750 ml. bottle with a cork and cage. Excellent marketing but the product inside doesn’t come close to matching it. Some light spice is a dominant theme but is not big at all. Unfortunately, that is the biggest and best thing going in this beer. There is some grass and some grain. Alcohol is overdone.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not bad at all and very drinkable. Excellent head retention. Bright golden yellow in color. Smells and tastes fresh. This is masterfully brewed to perfect balance of all components.
17thfloor (2435) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a viscous clear glowing golden yellow with a fizzy bubbly head. Aroma and flavor is muted by the alcohol, although the alcohol is not abrasive, very floral, syrupy sweetness, lacks brightness and depth.
rlgk (12025) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
SBWF 2010. Golden color, small head. Malty creamy aroma. Malty and grassy flavor, hops and some grains...