nuplastikk (3258) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Blue Heron. A really excellently executed mild. Soft on the palate. Stained glass brown. Easy and straightforward, fruity ale tones and silky malt tones. Minimal delicate hop balance. Goes down easy as it should.
JMerritt (1676) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brew pub. Dark red-oranged brown with a long lasting off-white head. Somewhat cardboardy aroma with undertones of vanilla, oak, and wheat. Grain-forward flavor profile (straw, dried grasses, nutty stone-ground wheat) with oaky wood highlights. Watery, thin finish is unfortunate, but overall a drinkable, low-alcohol session beer.
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark copper, almost chestnut color with slight off-white head that settles down to a ring around the rim that leaves bits of lace here and there. Aroma shows a slight sour-grain with some dry-grain and modest hops. Flavor pretty much follows suit with a little more emphasis on the dry-grain part. It’s as if this beer doesn’t know whether to be a standard English pale or a brown ale so it decides to split the difference. Finishes with a medium-thick palate, certainly thicker than I’ve come to expect from English-style pub ales. Not my favorite but I’d probably order another if I saw it as a guest tap somewhere.
Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the brewpub in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-hazy caramel amber brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that leaves behind a white ring and some film. Light nose aroma of caramel malt, brown sugar, cotton candy, and some hollow dry fuggles bitterness. Taste is semi-sweet, very light carbonation with caramel malt and some brown sugar. Finish has a mild bitterness with a sweet caramel aftertaste. Pretty much the same recipe and flavor as the previous owners.