Cornfield (5460) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Sam’s in Downers Grove, Illinois: This poured a dull amber body with a respectable beige head. Had some floaties in it. It had an aroma of floral scents, toasted grain, and a squirt of pink grapefruit juice. A nicely balanced flavor, leaning towards a floral bitterness near the end. Nice drink.
omhper (19233) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Baird Naka-Meguro Taproom. Hazy nut nrown, creamy head. Perfumy hops covers a midsized rounded body where grainy malt fillsout the costume. Lightly fruity, floral with some black currant. Fairly bitter finish.
TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Extremely heady, over flow and long lasting. Dark amber body. Nose of pine roses and other floral hops, barley malt and a winey sweetness. Taste was quite hoppy, wood, pine, vinous and a bit sweet. Nice. Soft palate with a very long finish of grassy hops.
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Generous, tight-bubbled head that remains rocky throughout the tasting. Lots of chunky lace on the glass. The color red-orange amber with a solid haze.
Sweet, hoppy and attractive. Floral aroma of fresh hop cones. Enough malt to make it very balanced. Close to perfection.
Beautiful bitter. The malt is present but in the background. The hop, if I am hyper-critical, is leaning toward the harsh side. Extraordinarily drinkable. If I were to have a complaint, it would be that the liquor is on the thin side for such a flavorful beer. Still, this is an exceptional beer well worth seeking out.
Palidor19 (2931) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bit of astringent all around along with a touch of soap. but besides that is many flavors of caramel and really hoppy bitterness. some caramel. better than average yet not outstanding.
nick76 (4180) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The aroma is malty and papery with hops to balance. The appearance is amber and cloudy with a foamy head. The flavor is like the aroma but not all together pleasant. The palate is typical for the style. Overall this is OK but I am not sure it’s a california common.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Bottle:: Aroma of malts, toasting, hops, light caramel, and a touch of brown sugar. Poured amber/copper in color with a small to medium-sized off-white head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malts, toasting, light cookie, slight tobacco, flower leaves, and tea. Medium body. Slightly chalky texture. Average carbonation. Malty, floral finish is lightly chalky.
sebletitje (6594) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours amber, beige head, thick.
Aroma is malty, hoppy with fresh citrus notes. Retain the familiar Baird yeast aroma.
Taste, malty, followed by some floral sweetness, caramel malts, keep a good malt profile.
Thin yeasty deposit in the bottle.
SSSteve (3740) - - MAR 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
murky muddy rust color under a huge fizzy beige head. peachy hops aroma. flavor is hoppy with floral peach notes and some spicy malts and pepper. crisp and spicy palate.
ARMed (597) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2012 Overall , it just reminds me a little bit of a home brew gone a little a stray. The nose has a very floral bouquet which is pretty common with some home brews. The aftertaste has a nector flavor from a poorly brewed lager. I had a lot of trouble getting past these issues which really held me back from saying anything very positive about the brew. Will defeintely try another from this brewery, but likely wont purchase this again.
11/2012: Tried it again and I feel th same way as I originally rated it. Just soemthing about it that turns me off.