deyholla (8114) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a clear golden amber with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has musty grains and bread notes with a touch of straw underlying. Flavor is full of straw with bread and grains notes.
BVery (7952) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Gold pour with a small head. Syrupy density and corn. Not bad, but not good either. Meh.
Skyview (5310) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on draught at ABR 2013 and via 22-oz bomber at Dennis Brothers tasting. Pours a clear, golden pale colored brew with a fast dissipating off-white head that leaves behind a thin white ring and minimal lacing. Aroma of golden grain malt, some light spicy and grassy hops, and a touch of caramel. Taste is light to medium bodied, some extra carbonation with flavors of golden and caramel malt, a touch of white pepper and some grassy hops. Finish is semi-dry, a short-lived spicy hop aftertaste followed by some light caramel finish. A hybrid amber/golden blond ale best describes this new beer.
badgerben (4608) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ligh copper color with a small head. Light aroma of hay, grass, and caramel. Grainy, slightly buttery flavor. Moderately high bitterness.
Nuffield (3835) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I had this after the Ghostface, and it was either because of that or because of the cold weather that I could barely taste anything. Pah. Thin drivel. Nothing going on. (on tap at Winter Beer Dabbler, January 2014).
northropfrye (2768) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This would be a good go-to session beer. Light but with a good crisp and hoppy flavour. More hops than a typical amber or blonde. Nice little beer.
Homer321 (2744) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle thanks to CLevar. Pours a fairly clear. Smell is harsh graininess. Slightly funky. Taste is slightly funky as well. No bueno. Obviously the two guys who rated this before me are dee runk.
cards04 (2342) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very nice blonde ale. Crisp with some nice malt sweetness and a great hoppy finish to keep it balanced. Nice.
Bacterial (2194) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Grumpy’s in Roseville. Looks ok. Yucky. Odd finish. Some off flavor that I can’t really put my finger on.
Atom (1773) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2014 Bottle pours a pale amber orange with no head after an aggressive pour. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, grain, and corn vomit. Wow there are different levels of awful bitterness fighting against each other in the taste, flat too. This pretty bad, not sure what they were trying to do here. It’s like they messed up an Amber and tried to add a cheap Lager to it.
Ran into the sales rep at liquor barrel, he was talking about the different batches of the beer. I said the bottle I tried was flat and terrible. With a store employee we opened a bottle and all agreed it was bad. The rep. Assured me these bottles were not right. The employee offered me a bottle of dark fatha. Cheers to the rep and liquor barrel, will give this one another shot and re-rate.