drjay44 (2343) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. This is a re-release and to some extent a reformulation. Pours a medium, lasting off white head, with light lacing, over a clear, yellow (SRM 3) body.....nose is light cereal, touch of hop spice....taste is light cereal at start with the barest hint of sweetness, leading to a clean, spicy bitter finish....mouth feel on the light of medium, carbonation adds a pleasant spritz. This is clean, light, crisp, with the right amount of bitterness to meet the style. BJCP 7/3/13/4/7
Braudog (5359) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
8 oz draft at the brewpub: Golden with a big active head. Cookie dough maltiness predominates, this being a very biscuity beer with a buttery consistency, but it gives out a pretty good hop kick at the finish.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
here’s a very cute little hometown brewpub, with better than average food, and cuter than average female staff-- but with a beer selection that is as bland, unchanging and underwhelming as that of any small town ball park. out of sheer boredom, i ordered the lager. i’m not really a lager fan, and this was clearly a cry for help on my part-- hoping for an electrifying miracle. yawn. miracles are VERY rare. this was yellow and clear, as brassy as a krugerrand-- a polar bear colored head, softer and creamier than you average lager. circumspect aroma, the soft pine of popscyle sticks, yellow squash, grass seeds. a light flavoring above and beyond what you’d find in a generic cracker-- mostly grain, tho oddly sweet; carbonation isn’t excessive-- ala the macro lagers--but the effervesence is still the first responder. the finish dries a bit, so dortmunder comes to mind rather than a saaz-rich pilsner. a nice enough drink, i guess. whatever. with verrrrry modest hop, light to medium body.