VTHopHead (1503) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUN 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at the Nashville location - Poured a very attractive ruby red in color with a medium whitish head. Aroma was medium of grassy hops. Flavor was nicely hoppy and medium bitter. Finish was short, clean and medium bitter. I like it... the best beer at the brewpub.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Walt Disney World Boardwalk location. Pours a dark amber color with a nice white head on top. Aroma is full of malt with hints of hops and caramel coming in. Flavor is full of caramel with hops coming in to make the beer not overly sweet. The 2nd best beer out the short sampling I had. I love the Honey Dijion Chicken Sandwich at this place though!
KDorgan12 (169) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2007
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draft - Nashville. Beautiful Deep Amber collor with white head. Flavor is weak, aroma the same. Tasted like water supply had too much chlorine.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark amber thin white head, the "heavy hitter" of the night. Maltiness with a lot of bitter hops, the bitterness takes over the slight sweetness trying to come out.
mojoman (133) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2006 Tap in Nashville. Absolutely has a strong fruit (green apple especially) element in the taste. All together though, the malts and the hops blend well for a smooth red ale. May be my favorite beer that Big River has to offer.
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Disney World location. Pours a brownish amber with an average off white lacing head. Aroma of orange hop with a nice malty caramel balance. Roastiness in the flavor with some nice citrus and a slight bitter finish. Enjoyed this the most out of the beers I sampled.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(On tap) Nashville. Clear, pale amber with a creamy, off-white head. Fresh, lightly citrusy aroma from the Cascade hops. Medium body with a vague hint of caramel. Distinct, hoppy finish. 290306
after4ever (5928) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12-ounce bottle left over from WBC ’06. Very nice red ale but not distinctive in any way. Straightforward balance of malt and hops, good red color. Well made but unexceptional.
sdcourtney (39) - Berlin, Germany, - MAR 29, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nothing special - just a hint of Caramel malt to add some flavor, and a hint of hops as well. Nice flavor and color.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nashville. Lord, help us. Transparent, magnifying copper in color with the slightest accent of red. First aromatic deviation of the night. Sweet honeyed bread with a simcoe-esque bitter-sweet sensation. Spicy toffee flavor might be a stretch, but the special effort is appreciated and noted. Weak, hopped water. Dammit. Takes on a trait of werthers originals sitting in a dog water dish for a year plus. Putrid copper pennies that made their way into the flower planter come through in the finish.