FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best By Date May 2009; Sampled August 2008
Pours into my 25cl tulip with an almost four-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is brilliantly clear and a rich gold color that turns to a bright gold color when held up to the light. The aroma is an interesting mix of spicy-fruit and malt notes. The nose reminds me of a perfectly ripe, sweet, aromatic apple that has a touch of spiciness to it. Grassy grain notes and a touch of dusty malt becomes lightly noticeable towards the finish. The aroma definitely smells more like apple cider than anything else.
Sweet tasting with an apple flavor to it up front that moves to a piquant spiciness towards the finish. The finish is a mix of esters, phenols and higher alcohols that produce flavors similar to white pepper, ginger, a touch of warmth and a definite clove note; the phenolics even take on a cola like character towards the finish. Fairly well carbonated which provides a bit of fizz to the texture that helps to lighten things up just a bit. The taste is not one dimensional apple like the aroma, but the phenolics are a bit too much even if they provide an interesting counterpoint to the apple notes.
Not bad, just seems to be lacking in complexity, especially malt character.
Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - AUG 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a perfectly clear pale gold with 1.5 cm white crown. Excellent lacing.
Smells of hay, celery, and some grain. Standard.
The mouthfeel was slick with good carbonation.
The taste is sweetish, with a touch of grapefruit, making it somewhat astringent. High alcohol content is warming. A touch of spice like coriander is in there as well.
A good ale, funny enough.
dwyerpg (5883) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A light malty aroma. Looks fine. Pretty sweet up front, some hops in the finish, and a bit of sour too. A decent beer.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, courtesy Tony at Oldsmar Tap House. Clear golden pour, fizzy white head, lasting white lacing. Big wheaty malt aromas, gummy, dry, carbonated, some apple, dry citrus and wood. Flavors of full wheat and some hay and grass, lemon. Smooth body that has a sticky mouthfeel, drinkable, refreshing.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
golden body with small white head..aroma of earthy hops, yeast, and grain..flavor is of caramel, grain, yeast and floral hops..thin, watery palate
borisz (408) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can 50CL, golden color. Bought at a hypermarche @ france. Didnt know it had a head. Fruity taste. Nice beer
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - AUG 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is yeast, citrus and hops. Fruity taste with notes of hops and yeast. Bitter and a bit dry finish. Medium bodied. Quite good beer.
SSSteve (4006) - - JUL 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle. a clear light orange beer under a small white head. large bubbled, vigorous carbonation. fruity, yeasty aroma with a touch of banana. flavor is similar to the aroma with some butter. annoyingly sharp carbonation. light-medium bodied. hoppy, bitter, grassy finish.
punainen6 (93) - FINLAND - JUL 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Golden amber color. Smells of malts and butter. Taste has spices, vanilla and butter, pretty smooth and calm beer even with its higher alcohol content. .
sebletitje (9627) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Tony at OTH.
Pours golden blonde, thick white head.
Aroma is malty and yeasty for a dry finish. Not my favorite offering from this brewery. Would love to try it again.