Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Vierling, Marquette. Light, hazy yellow body, thin, tight off-white head. Nose of hay, citrus, and coriander. Sweet. Clean body with citrus and coriander notes finishing with a long, grassy, bitter hops flourish. Another competent beer, but Vierling’s palette could better please the palate with more challenging or non-standard brews.
auerbrau (3191) - Ithaca, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin yellow, lightly clouded pour, with a rim of white. Flavor a thoroughly savory spiced sugary water, with a tinge of orange. Noticeable coranider, leaning towards Grains of Paradise. Drinkable, but edging on watery. Floral herb notes dominate the finish.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 23, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
5 oz draft sample at the brewpub, late July 2006. Watery yellow-gold with a small ring of head....very faint spicy nose offers bare wafts of orange, ginger and other cooking spices but you have to work to get it.....much better in the body, well-balanced sweet citric fruity/acidic qualities and sour wheat malt, with enough aromatic coriander and ginger to give it bite....at the end its a bit of an alcoholic 7UP with the strong citric character and heavy carbonation, and it could be fuller, but it was a decent summer refresher if nothing else.