Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL bottle. Poured crystal-clear, bright orange with a short cap of white head. The aroma picked up bready notes and honey with sour lemony accents.. smelled a little brash, but aiight. The flavor found more of the honey and lesser bready malts at the semi-sweet core.. lemon zest led in spicing up the edges, along with dry, subtle earth and some prickly alcohol.. warm on the finish, with enough residual sugars to keep it partially in check. Medium-bodied with low-ish carbonation on the palate.. a tad sharp at times.. warmed up the belly. This was decent on all fronts.
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle-thanks jtclockwork for sharing-pours a rich off white head and hazy yellow/gold color. Aroma is fruity, light/medium malt-musty, slight clove. Taste is slightly lemon tart-fruity, light/medium malt-musty, slight clove from yeast? OK carbonation. Nice “mild Imperial”.
Christian (12885) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden with a small white head. Aroma of malt, fine herbal hops and a bit of alcohol. Sweet grainy malt with hop character and a decent bitterness
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear gold with a large eggshell head. Smells of sweet crackery malt and subtle grass. Falls a bit flat on flavor though. Sweet and biscuity and nothing else. Vaguely Belgian tasting.
bhensonb (14092) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Ace in Boulder, CO. Pours hazy yellow/gold with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is something spice/citrus. Med body/frothish carb. Flavor is pale malt with a lot of herby/grassy/spice hop. Still think there’s some citrus/fruit lurkin in it. It’s near lush. Drinks incredibly well. Not a hint of heat. Excellent.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
25.4 oz, bottled 6/9/10. Almost clear lemon straw with a fluffy white head. Nose is dough and citrus pith; very soft. Medium body with zesty carb. Taste is citrus honey, grass, melon and orange peel. Pretty good for an IP; actually drinkable without the usual massive malts and alcohol but still packs a kick.
pineypower (3077) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Dmac. Pours out a clear darker golden color with a small head. Aroma is lots of sticky sweet malts, grass light citrus and some acidic notes. Taste is sweet malts, light booze, some grape notes and grassy hops. hummm
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival 2010. Golden color. Strong honeyish malt aroma and flavor with herbal hops and warming alcohol. Bold pilsner taste but also some boozy and solventy notes.
FlacoAlto (4152) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled May 2010; Sampled October 2010
Not even a hiss as I pop out this bear-to-remove cork, and a solid pour barely produces some scant bubbles to top this hazed, gold colored brew. The beer smells up front of sweet grain, but the dominant note is that of crushed wheat, or really flour. A touch of spicy hop character adds a little something, but not nearly enough.
This is fairly sweet tasting, but more because it is flat than it is overly sweet for a beer of this strength; in fact it is actually quite dry considering it is 9%. This has a very soft bitterness to and only a touch of herbal / grassy hops. The lack of carbonation really kills the texture, but likely makes this seem a touch lighter bodied than it would be otherwise. The finish has a dominant grassy note that seems to be a combination of the malt and the hops found here. There is also a touch of lemon zest towards the end that mixes with a light, pale malt sweetness that suggests of honey.
Bah, I am quite disappointed that this was so disappointing; I wasn’t expecting much, but I was expecting a carbonated beer and this doesn’t even deliver on that. Well that is $8 dollars down the drain, but there might actually be some potential here.
markwise (5187) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours translucent yellow with a white head. Nose is corn, sweetness, white grape, and peach/ apricot with some slight bits of berry. Flavor is similar with corn, sugar, cotton candy, peach, berry, and all manner of insane sweetness. It would be terrible for BJCP, but I am a big fan.