BeerHawk (1790) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the 2008 Knoxville Brewers’ Jam. Golden in the glass with a creamy white head that leaves good lace behind. Orange peel hop aroma. The flavor finds a nice hoppy citrus. Medium body, crisp, and medium bitter throughout. Very decent.
Suttree (4734) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was surprised how much I enjoyed this one. Light and crisp, with a nice snappy hop bite. Nothing fancy, but a pretty good session beer. Sampled at 2008 Knoxville Brewer’s Jam.
Earlier Rating: 4/28/2008 Total Score: 2.8
Yellow, white head. My review was trying to dance around the fact that it’s actually, well, bland. There, I said it. AB&P makes a lot of great, interesting beers, but this isn’t one of ’em. Sampled at the Raleigh WBF.
NachlamSie (2535) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewer’s Jam. Pours golden with a white head. Wow. I was really surprised to find distinct American hop character in the aroma. It’s not overwhelming by any stretch of the imagination, but a definite profile of lemon, grass, grapefruit, and herbal stank is present. The mouthfeel is quite light which compliments the zesty citrusy flavor. Hints of lemon, wood, and grapefruit are noted along with the crisp body. I was really impressed with this offering. Asheville Brewing claims this is a lager, though I couldn’t personally identify it as such. This is underrated.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy yellow pour. Grainy aroma. with a similar flavor profile. Light floral hops and citrus zest.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Appearance: hazy yellow, frothy white head,
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of grain character, light floral hops, light bitter finish,
Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 6/20
Earlier Rating: 5/11/2008 Total Score: 2.5
Words: tweeked variation on the looking glass with a new yeast
Appearance: cloudy light orange, creamy off white head, lots of patterned lace,
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma with a touch of citrus orand and spicyness,
Flavor: sweet cereal malt flavor, touch of citrus, light spicyness, light balancing bitterness, a complex array of mixed characters, light wheat tartness,
Overall: a step up from the gold, but I’d like to see these guys get agressive with a new beer some day
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the Coxe Ave. location. Pours very cloudy straw yellow with tiny white head. The aroma is light lemon and straw with some doughiness. The flavor is much lemon zest, raw wheat, Tang, and a pancake-like maltiness. Nothing to rave about, but decent.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 3, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This blond ale pours a light gold color from the tap at the brewpub. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet. A medium bodied blonde ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, with a touch of bread. Mild slightly spicy hops. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the WBF in Raleigh. Typical golden yellow beer. Nothing special in hops, malt, aroma, or flavor. Marketed as a "summer beer," it doesn’t seem to have that wheaty flavor that most summer beers have.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
poured a pale clear gold with mild white head. slight initial malt aroma that was quickly unnoticable after the first sip. is very light and subtle, but a very easy sessionable grab and goes down fast and easy, good if you are distracted to consider too much about the taste of your beer, it is not bad, just light and sessionable and it serves its pourpose well.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the Raleigh WBF, waaaaay too far into the afternoon. My notes say that it was hoppy for a lager, closer to a pale ale... but this contrasts with the other two ratings so far. Anyway, in a relatively drunken state, this was pretty good.