tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sour, yeasty Flemish sour-like aroma. Cloudy, light brown colour with decent tan head that recedes to ring. Sour, lightly acetic malty flavour with nice roasty charcoal finish. Body is fairly light but mouthfeel is quite full perhaps due to carbonation. Enjoyed with MartinT and Rastacouere. Bottle.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brownish-red color, has a semi-sweet fruit undertone with rum, raisin, and light caramel. Medium-light bodied.
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a rather ugly color, a dark, translucent brown with a significant creamy, beige head. Aroma is yeast, citrus, raisin. Flavor is quite sour with lots of citrus (acidity) and dark fruits. The first sip is just an explosion of fruitiness. Finish extremely sour with virtually no bitterness. Really unique, and very tasty. Above-average richness. I’m really surprised at how many people (especially high-ratings-count people) have given this drink absolutely horrible ratings. I am really impressed by this; it’s one of the more unique beers I have tried, and I really like it. The first ounce is better than the last, though; I think the sourness starts to overpower the fruit as you get through the beer. Oh, and I wouldn’t have suspected this was anywhere even close to 8.7% alcohol. Nice stuff.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: a hazy, rich autumnal crimson color, and a nice, toasted, creamy head.
Aroma: mmmm, nice, deep and delirious, fruity, spicy, wide open and delicious, instantly reminding me of Aventinus. That's always a nice thing.
Taste: plenty of it! Tantalizing, mouthfilling, happily coating the palate, leaving behind spicy, grapey flavors. A bit light going down, but never lagging with the flavor. Medium bodied, nicely textured...they'd have to go a little further with it to make it outstanding, but this is a tasty treat and a nice stab at the style.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6458) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 I really liked this beer for taste reasons that I find hard to put into words.+++Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a nut brown color with a small tan head. There is a sour aroma with some wheat noticeable but it was a bit muddled. The flavor is sour, malty, and fruity with a light vinegar bitterness on the finish. Very Belgian in character. Interesting.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 8, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep amber with a big brown head. Aromas of raisins, dried figs, cloves, and bananas. Sweet on the front of the tongue with a very mild but noticeable bitterness on the back. Alocoholic as it warms but a bit sour. Maybe the temp. was not consistent as it aged.
jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a deep amber with a thin tan head.
Aroma is super sweet but a light sweetness, think pixy stix sweet.
Taste is sweet rich malt balanced by sourness and fruit flavors. Very, very tasty.
A very different beer all around. At first glance, taste doesn't match appearance, but upon further inspection it does. The color suggests sweet bock but the hazy yeastiness suggests fruit and spice, in the end all are present.
hotstuff (4802) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2004
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle says "Enjoy by Aug 20 04". I did anything but "Enjoy" this one. The taste of this beer is outright not at all what I was expecting it to be for a weizen bock of which I have rated six total. It had a medium sized creamy and smooth vanilla head with fine sized bubbles. The body was carbonated and semi-transparent with an orange-brown hue. The nose was fruity, spicy and citrus. The flavor was acidic, lightly bitter, very sour tasting, and somewhat exotic fruity tasting which did not set well with my palate by any means. A disappointment from Victory in my opinion.
thedm (5495) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2004
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This bottled brew labeled August 20, 2004 poured a large sized head of fine to large sized light brown colored long lasting bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body was a semi-transparent brown color with no visible carbonation. The aroma was mix of brown beer, floral, fruit and malt. Interesting to say the least. The mouth feel is sour and off with an initial repulsive reaction from me. Not what I was expecting at all. The flavor contains notes of clove, mild vinuousness, malt, fruity esters and probably a few others that are quite exotic. A strange brew that did not fit my palate at all.
Lubiere (12565) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a fine beer. Nice fruity aroma with bananas and cloves. Hazy red brown in colour. Thinish but pleasant notes of bananas and cloves come out to make the palate happy.