NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Whoa. Something very complex and very interesting here. They described it as Sweet & Sour and it is with both tastes granted equal time dancing across the tongue. I could see people hating this because it SOO unusual and while I’d never make it a session beer it is very interesting and worth a try.
hopscotch (10761) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the Linebaugh location... Murky, burnt orange ale with a small, creamy, lightly-tanned head. Good retention. Earthy aroma with notes of port, oak, bourbon and dark raisins. The flavor matches the aroma, but is a bit more tangy and tart (grape Sweet-Tart). Very decent bitterness. Full-bodied and astringent with fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, tangy, Sahara-dry finish.
envane (570) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Now this is very interesting. Unlike their other girl-fruitbeers, this one has a solid, Belgianish malt backbone to pair with green apples. Sweet, very fruity and slightly sour. Could use more hops or maybe spices. Not a real Flemish Sour Ale
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep dark coppery orange, fizzy light tan head. This one held notes of sour apple, golden raisins, light plum, and a hint of wood. Was brewed with green apple, and the flavor certainly shows this, with underlying notes of all of the above. Full bodied, fizzy carbonation, bitter-sweet, tangy dry finish. Unique, but just not quite my thing.....