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 (97) - 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 (4331) - 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 (25113) - 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 (5728) - 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 (37) - 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.
PorterPounder (4931) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Disney Boardwalk loction. Pours a medium to dark copper color - decent white head. Fresh, floral aroma with hints of citrus, perhaps a bit of malt in there. Flavor has a touch of caramel and chocolate, some sublte citrus notes - very good balance. Overall a decent brewpub amber and the best of my latest vist to Big River.
BeerHawk (1790) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nashville. Hazy orange brown in the glass with an off white head that mostly lasted and left behind some lacing. Faint hoppy aroma. The flavor reminded me of a weak IPA. Nice citrus, some pine, and a light bitterness. Light to medium body that was enjoyably smooth and left a slight bitter aftertaste.