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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   ABV: -
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1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Tinseltown Seven Bridges, Jax Fl :sniffer: @ Seven Bridges, Tinseltown. :Sniffer: Part of the "let’s cheat and grab a bunch of ratings by doing the $4, sample everything on tap" method. I wasn’t kidding when I rated the Pilsner. Drop this one. Lager, but even there it’s well, uninspired and bland. Nose is grain and stagnant water. Taste is the same with some wheat and maybe some orange. Couldn’t really grab much else from this. Better not to spend your money this way, even if you only like lagers.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NachlamSie (2651) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2009
On tap at Chattanooga. Pours quite red with a good white head. The aroma is very woody with bicuity notes and something like damp basement. There is a surprising level of European hop bite in the flavor. It’s very woody with a pleasing dry finish. Hints of apples and bread are noted. This is a very crisp, clean beer. This delivers in the way I’d hope a typical lager to. It’s not bad at all.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2010
Dark red-brown-orange, fine cream colored head. Toasty apple aroma, caramel. Taste is grainier, light fruit, carmel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4665) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Copper pour with white head and lace. Caramel malt and earthy hops aroma. Caramel malt with a nice light bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Pretty nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (1388) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Served on tap at the JAX Seven Bridges location. A fine red-copper color with a small and short-lived off-white head. No lacing. Light-medium body with near medium carbonation. Aroma: faint and subtle; caramel and biscuity malts. Flavor: average level of bitterness for style; subtle hops. An aftertaste that’s surprisingly long lasting and lightly hoppy. .

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
eaglefan538 (2830) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 14, 2007
Draft in Chattanooga w/ Shag/Clash. Poured a dark amber to copper color with a nice initial head, decent lacing. The aroma was light roast, some caramel. The flavor followed suit, although mixed in and underneath was a corny adjunct flavor that started to get annoying by mid-glass. The first half of the glass was drinkable, probably the best of the four I did at BR Chattanooga (although not lager crisp, even had some fruity ester notes over top of it), but with warmer temperatures, I couldn’t get past the adjunct flavor in each sip. Imbalanced clearly to the malty side of things.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MmmcKay (1049) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAR 22, 2011
The last of many beers at Big River on Saturday night. I didn’t finish it and wasn’t very impressed. It felt stale and malty. It also took forever to come out as the waitress was in the weeds all night. I’m probably not being fair, but I don’t get the good reviews on this beer. It was flat and not worth the calories.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Name: Irish Red
Brewery: Rock Bottom Brewery - Atlanta
Date: 03/04/2008
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub, Atlanta

Appearance: clear dark red with a copper hue, big dense beige head, layers of drippy lace,
Aroma: bready malt aroma with a light caramel sweetness balanced by light earthy hops,
Flavor: dry caramel malt flavor, nice bready character, earthyness keeps it balanced, touch of caramel sweetness comes through to rebalance the earthyness, good interplay between the caramel sweetness and the dry earthyness, light lasting bitter finish rises out of the earthy hops,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boto (1808) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Draught in Chattanooga: This one pours with a small white head that dropped off almost immediately and left no lacing. It is an absolutely clear amber color. The aroma is a little light, although pleasant. Just hints of some toffee, malt, roastiness and earthiness. The taste is good. It had just a touch of sweetness to it. Pretty good balance with a hint of bitterness on the finish. No bad, it will appeal to many, but is rather non-descript.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (2926) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2008
From The tap poured amber with a fair amount of head. Decent flavor with a quick finish.


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