YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky orange color, small layer of a head. Malty and actually a very bready nose with some banana hints. Hoppy - long lasting and medium intense. Kicks on the back of the roof. Nice one!
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 23, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a cloudy amber color with very little head. Aroma is light hops, nutty and a bit of malt. Flavor is malty with a bit of hops and some must... Thin mouthfeel with little carbonation.
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Lasting clumping head and lacing. Golden copper colour. Not very cloudy at all. Soft hop aroma like a nice Pale Ale with some spice and malt in the background. Soft body. Lite malt and hops. Bit of a seawater finish. Delicate beer with a light hop/spice.
IMtheOptimator (1167) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - MAY 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a deep cloudy amber with a fizzy off-white head which left a thick lacing on the glass. Clean refreshing hops aroma, not that much unlike an IPA. Taste has a firm malt backbone with grapefruity hops, although not very sweet or complex. Reminds me of a thin or poorly crafted IIPA. Refreshing and good with food, but not much of a drinking experience on its own.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2005 Pours amber with a decent sized head. Smells malty with some citrus undertones. Taste is slightly nutty with some grapefruit, citrus, straw and sugar. Some nice oaky notes are present on the nose. Not a bad beer at all.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy amber colour with no head. Caramel and malt in bith aroma and taste. Nice bitterness to finish
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle 2004 pours dull and murky amber with scant head but some lace (just like the picture).Aroma is some cellar,earthy but lots of malt and bit o ’honey candy.
Taste is old aged beer (go figure) very malty with some staleness,hoppy but not in a IPA way but in a european pils way. Dry finish with a medium body.Thanks to Ratebeer for I would never have bought this one but I am trying all the styles!
TheBeerGod (6155) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours copper with a small manilla colored head. Nose is very grassy and malty. Light toasted bread notes. Taste is grassy and slightly bitter with milder maltiness and more toasted bread notes. Body seems dry and moderately carbonated. Finish is grassy again and hoppy. Mild toasted maltiness and some graininess come through.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is fairly weak and creates a semblance to stale burnt popcorn.
Strangely blurry brown with a skinny orange glow, flat pour, nearly no head progressed from a rapid pour and doesn’t lace in any fashion I’d call appealing, very drippy and loose with no sticking.
Quick taster evident of a toasty dry husked grain, slight off flavors of alkaline, brief finish that stores up a cardboard-like hoppy sense with a bit of herbal grass. Fades off nicely though with a simple dry husk grainyness and slight burnt popcorn.
Feel is right where the drying husk stuff is at. Middle dryness, glimpsing carbonation, slight herbal, more so, slight burnt, even more so, slight toasted. Its a bit weird at first, but kinda grows on ya, and does seem decent enough once it sits. OK, but not quite good enough no seek out again.
pivnizub (10401) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2008 Flip-top bottle: An excellent kind of Kellerbier: light brown, only slightly filtered brew, massive hop-aroma - herbal, flowery -, extremely dry, long finish. A gem.......