Darkover (1538) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Clear ruby color with a big beige head. Aroma of malt, with some citrus when its first poured. Flavor of malt with tangy citrus hops in the background and finish. anders37 (26641) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2006
Pours a copper colour with a tan head that disappears quickly. Malty aroma with lots of hops in the background. Sweet malty flavor with some hints of caramel and alcohol. A little sweet hoppy aftertaste. phiconners (151) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 7, 2006
Nice color, smelled like an IPA to me. Decent flavor, but it seems to fade quickly. I felt like this was almost a very good beer, but they held back too much in the flavor. NachlamSie (3485) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2006
bottle. pours a hazy copper with a decent white head. The aroma piny and malty with a bit of citrus. Easy to drink, though nothing remarkable. There’s a fair balance between the caramel foundation and brighter notes with a bit of acidity in the mix. Not bad, but it’s far from fantastic. Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2005 on tap at the "Sweet Spot" bar in Santa Rosa, CA. Copper hue, thick tan head, minimal carbonation. considerable lacing. subtle mixture of aromas including grassy hops, citrus and sweet bread. tastes slightly bitter with a sour aftertaste. grass, grapefruit, alcohol and strong bouts of buttery toffee. medium bodied. smooth mouth-feel. pretty good but not as orally earth-shaking as some of the other Lagunistas can be.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2005
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Light aroma of malt and tea. Red copper body with an off-white head. Lacing clings to glass. Full flavor. Lots of malt up front with a weak tea finish. Also noted were hints of spice, citrus and florals.
Bottle. Poured a dark amber with an average rocky off-white head that was lasting. Heavy hoppy sweet aroma. Medium body. Moderate bitter sweet flavor with a small bitter finish of medium duration. Bitter sweet hides alcohol. Good brew. SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 17, 2005
12oz bottle from fordest..thanks sean! Pours a light copper color with a small white head. Nose is malty and lightly sweet, some light hops, bit of apricot? Taste is smooth, finishes fizzy and bitter. Notes of malt and caramel, some light nuts here and there. OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2005
12oz bottle pours copper and fairly opaque. Short offwhite head. Aroma is tangerines and caramel malts. Flavor is smooth caramel malts, some orange, pineapple, a bit of molassess also. Smooth drinkable palate. Alcohol is well hidden. Very drinkable beer. Skinnyviking (9570) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2005
Bottle. Off white head. Copper unclear body. Aroma of cherries malt. Notes of caramel. Smooth bitterness.