arminjewell (8522) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light golden pour with white head, very lager like in smell and taste, with not much overall body to it. Bready, floral, and crisp at the end. Leaves some to be desired.
stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2009
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Winterfest 2009 - On cask, Poured a gold. The nose was quite floral with a lot of hops. Comes across the palate rather weak and disappointing. I was expecting a bigger bitter bite and yet it was watery. I was not impressed.
beastiefan2k (2777) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ the brewpub. Comes to the table with a clear dark golden color. The clarity allows one to see the carbonation bubbles just flying through the beer. On top of that is a thick, glorious, foamy, non-fading head. It looks pillow-y and as you drink the beer it leaves a sticky lacing on the side of the glass. Really the head makes this look amazing. The beer is brightly hopped, not sure how to describe it, not American but strong. The aroma also has a light malt creaminess to it. Taste is similarly a hopped up flavor and it is all easy drinking, just quaff it down like nothing. Should really be a Pale Ale and not a Bitter.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Barley Johns on 05/26/2009. Very clear copper body with a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet graham cracker aroma with some faint floral hops. Sweet gram cracker flavor with light floral hops. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the brewpub. Dark copper with a nice laceing white head. Malty and a little bready. Flavor seemed a bit off, there was some butteriness in there.
jake65 (2873) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 28, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Brewpub: Pours light golden with a modest white head. Some light florals and moderate malt in the nose, but rather mild in smell. Tastes light in floral bitters with somewhat an abrupt and crisp ending. Lightly bitter overall, but not much going on here.
hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light caramel with an off white head. Light citrus aroma. Sweet crystal malts flavored with just a hint of hops in the aroma. Medium bodied. All right beer.
Sammy (9350) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyed on-tap at the brewpub. An odd bitterness, an OK aroma. Medium yellow with a bit of head. Low a.b.v. appreciated.Nicely carbonated. OK for its style or as a beer. Sweetish malt, though not rich. There are much better elements in the product line.
BVery (7681) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 TAP: clear gold pour, medium head. Sweet aroma, butter and toffee on taste. Pretty mild, borderline bland.
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Starts with fruit yogurt, which is then covered up by some cigarette smoky ’bitter’ malts. Flavor is moderately sweet w/ more yogurt. Slightly bitter.