pivo (2655) - GERMANY - JUN 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet nose with hints of fruit, amber color, foamy head. Sweet soft malt base with a blend of grains. Great balance with a warm round texture. Excellent beer all around.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught half-pint at the brewpub, early May 2007. Pours a bright, almost clear brass with a small lasting head....lovely caramelized malts dominate the big nose, touches of vanilla, thyme and oregano show up....fairly dry in the body, surprisingly, with reasonable maltiness for the style, cookie-doughish texture towards the finish, grainy, no hoppiness noticeable....somewhat strong carbonation, medium to full mouthfeel. Fine, but nothing really exciting.
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Sour tang of rye and raw grainy mash liquor. Mild sweetness and light funky spicy bitterness. Bit of lactic aroma, too. Hazy dark amber with lacing off-white head. Medium body with medium fizzy carbonation. Bit of a tang. Starts with honey and grainy sweetness, mild caramel/biscuit, then some rye or other raw grain. Quite a bit of carbonic gaseousness and sweet/sour tang toward the finish. Good little hint of funky sour mash before light fruity bitterness. Clean finish and after with a touch of sweetness.