lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: honey, mustiness, sugar, medicine, household cleaners, herbs, and mustard
Appearance: murky yellow, white head, no lacing
Flavor: lemons, herbs, mustard seed, floral flavors, grapes, some melons, curry
Palate: residual sugar apparent, dry fruitiness, sweet sugary aftertaste
3fourths (8291) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
OBF 2004. Very punchy and chemical-like... has some spices in the nose with a vivid hop note... but the flavor is a weird hop, honey, curry and plant-like concoction. Leafy.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 6, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light orange color. Aroma is grape sweet, honey and spices. A medium bodied ‘ale’. Malts are sweet and fruity. Muscat grape flavors are very evident and there are many wine like qualities and flavors here. Yet it still retains that malt/hop beer like balance. Nicely balanced. Very smooth taste. Light and refreshing, but it’s way to sweet to want to drink a lot of this beer. Hides the 9.8% alcohol very well. Another interesting and unique beer from Widmer for the OBF. Thanks Guys. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and sweet. Aftertaste is sweet.
argo0 (11712) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(OBF04) Murky golden body with off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, banana, white grape, white wine. Taste is medium sweet, starts banana hefe before turning white wine replete with alcohol. Medium body. Different.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Portland Brewers festival 04. Pours a light orange with a white head that leaves decent lacing. Strong floral aroma. Taste is very citrusy, almost grapefruity, with a big hint that this will be a strong brew, very malty, and the brew ends with almost no bitterness but a faint sourness. The alcohol taste didn’t take over this beer, and in fact was very well hidden. Strong tasting brew, but very drinkable and enjoyable.