fraternie (909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma reminiscent of a tripel. Rich notes of toffee/caramel in the malt combined with a light yeasty/lemon flavor, almost wheaty. Soft nose and mouthfeel. Finish seems way too bitter and out of balance to me, which is too bad. Oh my God, I just made a complaint about a Westy beer. Complex nonetheless.
Caton (160) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, what a great brew!!! Obviously a bit more delicate, that the 12 and the 8, but it has lots of character. very floral hoppy nose. Slightly burnt malt character and nicely hoppy and bitter finish, pretty spot on i think, and nice and dry, i dug this a lot. Now this is a session beer.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a medium golden with a thin dying white head. Lightly spiced Belgian yeast aroma. Smooth bready biscuit malt flavor with a medium bitter finish. Mellow, crisp body. This is a good session ale and quite unique.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow with a billowing white head. Spicy, yeasty notes in nose and flavor, but very clean. Almost too clean for me, and the beer tastes like it was missing important spices, at least they should be more pronounced. Slightly thin with a grassy, dry finish. Not nearly as solid as their other brews.
jazz88 (2608) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (green cap). A hazy golden color with a white head. The nose yeilds grapefruit, apples, and herbs. A dry butterscotch, flowery, and grassy flavor. It is crisp/coarse and bitter with a few layers of depth. My bottle may be a couple of years too old.
Eirikur (376) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - MAY 8, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It definetely has a character, bitter and dry aftertaste, very nice hops. Very nice brew. Thank you Haukur for bringing this delight to me.
aracauna (3252) - Georgia, USA - MAY 7, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great appearance. Bright gold with a huge rocky head that is not out of control. Interesting sweet cherry aroma. Flavor is dry malt (hay, sand), cloves and a surprisingly bitter finish. The dryness was surprising and could almost pass for an experimental pilsner with some of the fruity, spicy flavors going on.
haukur (1432) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - APR 27, 2003
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2003 was a bit surprised how cloudy it was. Taste was sweet,a little peachy and very bitter. Friend told me this was the bittest blond he had ever tasted, and the strange thing was, it bitter, fresh and sweet at the same time.. very nice brew
radiomgb (2505) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pale yellow in colour. Very nice rocky white head and great lace. The aroma is very flowery, cirtusy, some yeast. Flavour is quite bitter, almost grassy. Finishes bitter, slightly hoppy and dry. Fantastic.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 26, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Here's what I got from the aroma: peach, lightly sour, fresh cut grass, sugar. The flavor mirrored the aroma with a nice malty core added. Pale yellow color with a large, thick white head. World class.