BroSpud (1526) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a pale yellow with a white head. The low ABV makes for a great session beer but the low taste does not. Itís OK but rather bland and gives off an unpleasant metallic aftertaste after it warms up a bit.
CanIHave4Beers (2777) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dear young man, out of the kindness of his heart sent me this beer, they call him Lushawn.
This is a very pretty looking glass of beer. The color is a deep golden, almost orange, the head is very white, very tight, medium sized, and successful at leaving lace on the glass.
The beer is very aromatic, most of whatís going on in the nose is centered around this very clean very toasty malt character, there are some herbal hops in there as well and a bit of nuttiness... perhaps a smattering of floral character. But that clean toasty maltiness is not one that in my experience is usually utilized particularly well, but it takes center stage here and that is (apparently) a good place for it to be.
I love the hoppiness of this beer, the floral and herbal hops are the primary flavor here, think of the hop character in Sam Adams Noble Pils but itís punchier & even better integrated with this beer. The malt character matches the hops in a very enjoyable way, the toastiness from the aroma is more subdued in the flavor but this lets some nice very light honey sweetness and bready malt character.
The body is a little thin, but I sort of think that thatís just not a problem here as much as itís sort of awesome, like the beer is begging you to drink more. The carbonation is low, but itís right on for whatís happening in the flavor of this beer, this beer only needs that light spritz of carbonation to be easily and enjoyably carried across the palate.
Really quite nice, itís beers like this that remind me how much is out there that I just donít know about yet. Itís not a surprise that Iíve never heard of this beer, itís just a shame I donít have more of it.
Reynolds314 (1887) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Split a bomber of this one poured into a tulip glass. Aroma is wheat light malty earthy character with little to no hop aroma. Taste is more of the same with an overly grassy/hay malt taste that really needs some hop presence to cut through. I understand this is a session ale and it certainly is drinkable and crisp but adding more/different hops would give this a more balanced taste/aroma without affecting its session ale label.
Ernesto987 (3041) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber, some corn and adjunts in the aroma. Light flavors, a little boring and off. Not a fan
beernbourbon (1214) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sent by Shawn, thank you! Pour is cloudy copper with a mefi white head. Aroma is cereal malt, faint bread, light floral notes and a touch of grass and hay. Certainly malt- centric. Flavor also very malty and earthy with a very clean dry finish. Not a huge fan of the huge malt beers but this is certainly solid.
Loineshawn (3011) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. notes of crisp clean toasted malts, grass, hay. pleasant lemon cracker dough malts. herbal. awesome. nice body. flavorful, clean, balanced, big time session beer. like a lot!
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a bubbly dark golden color with a small white head. Nose is lemony, honey biscuits, with dry grassy hop notes. Palate is crisp up front with a strong fizz and bitter finish. Flavors of grassy hops, biscuits and toast, lemon. Not quite Magnifico, but an awesome session ale with tons of character.
thornecb (3989) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Lord Hobo. Pours clear gold into a shaker. Bright white head with excellent retention recedes leaving sheet lacing. Resin and pine aromas. Soft with dark resin front to back turning to a lasting bitter pith finish.
auerbrau (3082) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2012 Rated 4.5 on 11/20/2011. On tap at Lord Hobo - Cambridge, MA. There are those beer moments, when youíre in the right place at the right time and the beer gods shine down on you from heaven with big smiles and amazing beer. I would gladly trade an entire future of all the IPAs (not double IPAs) I might ever drink to have this one beer at hand for the rest of my life. Dank lemony fresh hop aroma. Clean, crisp snappy dry hop resin flavors. This is so drinkable and so flavorful and so palatable, and so perfect. Why would I ever want some carameled, iced-tea flavored, big boozy sweet IPA, when I could have this? Amazing, amazing, amazing hoppy session beer.
Rated 3.2 on 4/18/2012. 22oz Bottle purchased at Julioís Liquors - Westborough, MA. I donít know what made it into this bottle, but it wasnít what I had on draft at Lord Hobo. It was a watered down, thin, hopless, yeast bomb. Cloudy, with minimal malt structure and almost no hop presence. WTF?