ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I smell chicken, but that’s dinner. Let me go to the other room. BBQ sauce? No...to the bathroom. Turn the fan on. Aroma of stale dried celery (and this time, it’s not dinner). So, stale dried celery aroma. Mouthfeel is thin sparkling cider, but without the astringency--maintaining the dry finish without the sweet/sour pucker. A touch malty, well-balanced with the hops; the yeast variety blends imperceptibly into the finish. From bottle.
Strykzone (6273) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The appearance of this beer when just poured is delightful. Gorgeous golden color with a nice white head. The head quickly disappears leaving only a lacing around the edge of the glass. The flavor of the beer was as clean as can be imagined. A slight citrusy flavor is evident but certainly not in overwhelming quantities. Very enjoyable. The only downside was that about midway through the glass it picked up a bitterness that was unfortunate.
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. poured a very clear yellow gold, aroma of sweet hay malt, initial sweet bready malt taste very round hop taste makes for a pleasant but un complex flavor. nice beer, apparently its been around since 1040 which is pretty cool.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Yellow body with a creamy white head. "German" aroma... reminds me of a few nights of over-imbibing around October. Its mostly a caramelly malt with light hop presence. Taste is a little more bitter, but there is still that sweet malt to back it up. The bitterness gets into a slightly astringent papery thing, almost like licking envelope glue. Not my cup of tea...
cathcacr (646) - Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Saw this at the beer store today and remembered that I had it some time back. For a German lager, it’s about as standard as it gets, perhaps even moreso than Warsteiner. More soft on the palate, though, more round-feeling in the presentation, a little more sweet. I guess this is the true Original, using the oldest recipe in recorded history.
freekyp (1855) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden with a full, but quickly dissipating head this brew has a full malty nose with grassy notes. Mouthfeel is slightly chalky and the malt grainy flavor lays on the tongue like a thin blanket. Well balanced. Light and slightly sweet, this is a good session beer.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is yellow with a medium white head...smell is skunky grass...not a lot in the mouth, just a little sweet maltiness...good but a typical example of this style...
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light golden color with some head and not much lace.
Aroma was skunky, actually. Some malt presense, but that’s about it.
Flavor is sweet with some light fruits, but a little grassy. Still good, though.
Palate is thicker than I was expecting. Overall it’s pretty good and worth trying.
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pale gold with a dissapating head. Aroma is malty sweet with a little apple. Flavor is sweet with a hint of honey. A grassy finish. A little metalic and watery. A nice light lager.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 7, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled. wasn’t particularly fresh alas. pretty pale yellow colour and the head died very quickly. lightly grainy aroma with some vanilla and soft grassy flavours