Ernest (6727) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2013 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium to dark yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lighty malty (toasted grain, bread), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of banana taffy, clove, pepper, plastic. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Sadly a mixed bag of good and bad...the banana/gum/clove/pepper aspects are delightful and nicely balanced, but it’s all marred a bit by an artificial/plastic-like odor...if this were cleaner, we might be talking an 8 for the aroma. Starts sweet in the mouth, but there’s plenty of snappy tartness to make it quite enjoyable.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy dirty yellow with yeast chunks, somewhat thick, lemony and ripe stonefruit, slight diacetyl. Clean, wheaty aroma. OK but the diacetyl/buttery component ain’t for me...
st23jt26 (17) - Charlesbourg, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2004
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
D’un brumeux jaune-paille avec quelques reflet orangés. Pétillement qui s’intensifie à l’approche de la surface donnant naissance à une mousse mince plutôt fugace. Fort arôme estérifié de banane et de blé. Aqueuse au goût avec arrière goût légèrement alcoolisé. Une bière à boire sur la terrasse
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange straw color,small white head that lasted for a short time then faded to a small lace.Nice spicy citrus aroma with a mild hint of hops and wheat.Nice flavor of orange and maybe some lime with a nice spicy note and some decent but not overly done hops.The wheat side is nicely done with the brew being fairly well rounded.Definately an easy drinking brew that would be nice to have a few more around.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden with a big white head. Yeasty but a bit unclean aroma of riped bananas and spices. Thin flavour of citrus yeast and banana. Weak finish.
Bov (10454) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 6, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had this beer many years ago at one time when I was only giving ratings to the beers but was too lazy and stupid to write down my thoughts. I will update this as soon as I get my hands on this beer again.
The Etruscan (567) - Tuscany, ITALY - MAY 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large white rocky head. Cloudy deep golden color. Aroma is fruity with apple, pear and spicy notes. Flavor is moderately sweet, fruity with light spicy tones, ending in a short moderately grainy and spicy finish. Light to medium bodied.
dperk (14) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml. Pours a nice dirty gold with a good fluffy head that diminished to a light lacing floating on the surface. Pleasant aroma of citrus, banana and spicy yeast. Flavor of some clove, banana, apricot and maybe some orange? Pretty heavily carbonated. Descent heffe, but not amazing.
SilkTork (5406) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. BBE 05/04 Mine is not called Kloster and does not have yeast included in the ingredients, though it does have some sediment. The picture is very similar to my bottle though. Cloudy yellow. Very light and refreshing with some fresh and delicate fruit flavours. Quite pleasant. I could enjoy more of this.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden, big fluffy white head. Citric, grainy nose. Faint clove, citrus, biscuity grainy malts, light to medium bodied, finishing with light clove accents, crisp and citric. Not a bad hefe, but nothing spectacular.