DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber body, frothy off-white head. White bread sweetness and grassy hops in the aroma. Biscuit plus white sugar starts the flavor, it finishes with light stemmy hops. Creamy mouthfeel. Finally, a "summer ale" I can actually appreciate.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled 8/21/04. Creamy white head, medium-amber/gold and hazy body. Grassy hop aroma. Sweet and light hoppiness... a bit like honey with earthy hops. Not big, but not bad at all!
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is not the other "Summer Ale" listed here, for this had no witbier characteristics, and, in fact, it wasn’t even intended to be an ale, but then, ooops! Sorry, I was supposed to keep that part a secret...promised not to tell...but "ale" is close enough, so
"ale" it is!
Cloudy, deep amber hue, nearly yellow at glass’s bottom, wigh a creamy, meringue-like, snow-white dollop of froth atop.
Aroma: possesses fruity esters, but doesn’t project to far, soft & light, mild, but appreciable.
Taste is again mild, just a touch of hops, big malty taste. Solid body, though light, medium finish, leaves palate on friendly terms and begs for another taste. Very refreshing ale, easy to toss back without a trouble, but none too memorable. Does it’s job, though, and does it well! Excellent match with their great pizzas, sitting on the patio in 85 degree weather.