Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originally reviewed 1/14/10. The final beer I had at the brewpub the other night. This came out a murky gold, with a small white head on top. Retained well; left plenty of sticky lace on the glass. Scents of citrus, flowery hops, and fresh biscuits.
Good creamy body, yet still retained a mellow crispness. Very nice. Mild bitter punch at the onset with a good hop presence, but this finishes oh so sweet. Wow. I really dig this beer. Aftertaste is of fresh-baked bread. This was really good. I could drink this one all night. I see they bottle, Iíll have to find some of these somewhere. Recommend.
doboy (420) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
You CAN go home again, and this time you can drink the beer! Pours a copper color, clear, with a light white head. Nose is more malty than hoppy. Like an English ale should be. Mouthfeel is good, hops are mild. Good aftertaste and bite. Not bad from the Land of the Sky!
zizzybalubba (1420) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bottle from Asheville Wine Market. Light orange pour with a ridiculously frothy off-white head. Faint Earthy, grassy, and floral hop aroma. Tangerine and piney hop flavor at first with a distinctive orange flavor as I drink more of this one. Just ok.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: January 03, 2010
Source: Tasting, Cellar Ticker
Appearance: hazy orange, wispy white head, bits of lace
Aroma: lightly sweet pale malt aroma, light hops
Flavor: dry pale malt flavor, earthy and citrus hops, long bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
ChainGangGuy (4376) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours up a near-clear, amber-orange body with a thinnish, though lasting, white head.
Smell: A mild nose where the notes donít just leap out at you. Going in, you can glean hints of pale malts, light fruit, and earthy hops.
Taste: Pale malts gently caressed with some toasty and sweet caramel qualities. Lilí spritz of fruity apricot juice. Earthy, grassy hop character with enough bitterness to balance things out. Drying finish that bounces back and forth between hints of malts and hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Actually, I quite liked it. Itís balanced, itís easily drinkable, and, if the purported ABV percentage is correct, well, then kudos to them. Should pair with just about any of the grub served up at ABC.
jhliesen (736) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber--Below average pale ale, nothing really dominates or even sticks out in the drink. Gold color beer with a medium, light color, froathy head. The slightest grapefruit aroma was detected, the taste was light hoppy with no malts. Asheville Pizza, $4.00
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice copper color with a white head. Aroma is caramel, toast, grain, astringent, and earthy citrus hops. Flavor is caramel, toast, grain, grassy, and citrus hoppy finish.
SrSilliGose (3257) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2009 bottle from the cheeseman just arrived today! lively carbonation. Coincidentally, the girlfriend kylie and i had this beer right after a 2008 brandy barrel angels share. kylie loves carbonation and was complaining that the angels share has low carbonation (she has no knowledge of the 1. typical carbonation in english barley wines 2. high alcohol barrel aged beers have less than average carbonation. 3. the shit storm on the ratebeer forums about this beer. anyways, this one was a guzzler, spilled all over the table. 3/4 head. which was actually funny, since she got exactly what she fuckin asked for. serves her right. decent belgian pale ale. spicy. good.
theisti (3241) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle generously sent to me by Suttree. Pour is a hazy yellow golden, with a frothy loose 2 inch off white head. Some lacing left on the glass as the froth falls. Aroma of soft toasty malt and citrus floral hops, which are also soft and subdued. Taste is a nice balance between the malt and the hop of the nose, nice citrus brightness and ever so mild dry bitterness to the finish. A nice mineral earthiness is in the aftertaste. Palate is thin to medium clean and drinkable. Thanks Phil, this was a nice one.
unclemattie (4189) - Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Asheville Pizza.
Light amber color, white head. Deep toast flavor with a hint of butter. Earthy with a bit of sweetness, butterscotch. Well balanced. Biscuit notes. Aroma of buttered popcorn. Never a pleasant scent in a beer...Unless weíre talkin traditional Ales. English Style Pales? Then I guess itís OK. This is OK.
27 Oct 09