Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Base Camp, PDX, 22/05/13.
Clear dark amber with a thin off white head that dissipates edgeward leaving a film atop the glass.
Nose is caramel malt forward, sugars, light fruit notes, grain.
Taste comprises dark malt, light fart, straw, hint of booze, fruits, touch woody/nutty.
Medium bodied with fine carbonation.
Drinkable fayre but didn’t do enough to inspire me to want seek this one out again.
MrFecesious (799) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share. Clear amber. Aroma is sweet malt, nutty? Caramel, pine, grapefruit. Taste is caramel and pine, smokeyness.
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from firkin at the 6th Annual Rogue Firkin Fest at Green Dragon. The beer is a slightly hazy amber color with a medium foamy white head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of ripe fruit and oak. Medium-bodied with flavors of floral hops, fruit and sherry. The finish is moderately bitter with a fruity hops aftertaste. Decent overall.
Aubrey (3417) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting beer, though it has a somewhat distracting mustiness. Tons of fruit, with notes of pear, apple, grape, and mango. Smooth lager qualities. Woodsy and earthy, possibly too much. "Green" and grassy hop flavors are kind of overwhelming, but the floral-like bitterness is balanced.
pdx76 (504) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2013 Firkin at green dragon firkin fest - pours cloudy amber, off white medium head. Nose of sweet nectar and malt. Nice balance of hop and malt. Has a moderate hop bite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jkwood04 (3403) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Metal bottle in a lager glass. Pours amber with a cream-colored head. Aroma of floral hops with a little caramel and pale malts plus light oak. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not the best beer, but interesting.
bpreo (1426) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
It’s made out of a light but strong metal (not sure what it is). Makes for safe and easy camping, hiking, biking, or backpacking. Save the cap, and use the bottle as an emergency water bottle. When you get lost in the wilderness, you can use the bottle to store your own urine for a last resort.
dnbthompson (26) - Bend, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Might not be fair for me to judge. All of the base camps had a underlying profile that i just didn’t relate to. Others might really enjoy that style. My tastes have been ruined by the ultra hoppy beers of central oregon.
bvc (1141) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aluma bottle. Pours clean clear rusty copper with head that falls quick. Nose is pretty much on the sweet caramel, ice tea, earthy, floral slight oak undertones. Cleaner and crisper tasting that I was anticipating. Herbal tea maltiness, pepper, honey, finishes with some oak and then more pepper in the finish. Kind of a strange beer.
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Minty caramel and iced tea soft fruitiness vegetal and w soft oak. Pours copper thin bubbly head and lace. Caramel and iced tea vegetal minty hop notes toasted oak notes. Too much crystal malt tangy odd. Not sure where the lager is. Tenth rate lock this gem in!