beastiefan2k (2190) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2008 Taster at brewpub. Orange/copper color, clear beer. A sweet nutty maltiness, some light floral hoppiness. Taste is mineral with light citrus fruit and lightly malty. Easy drinking and thirst quenching. A very nice mix of nutty lager and a lightly hopped American ale. I would say this is a Vienna/APA mix. Definitely returnable and recommended.7/3/6/3/14
Re-rate from growler: very different brew the 2nd time around. Still the same color but has a beautiful large head. Aroma has gone all the way hoppy and looses and of the lagered maltiness and nuttiness it had before. Aroma is all hops with light citrus, light pine and light sweet hops. Taste is similar and finishes with light bitterness and extremely easy drinking. A definite improvement.7/4/7/3/15
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Blue Point: Poured a clear deep amber color with a medium sized beige head. Caramel malt aroma with a touch of fruit. The flavor was also caramel and malty with a light fruitiness. Mild hops on the finish. Semi-dry.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Notalush for sharing his beer with me...actually I had this from the tap room at the brewery earlier this month too. Dark copper colored body with a soapy off-white head. Dainty, floral aroma, very mild. It is easy to drink, with a gentle hoppiness, with a touch of maltiness. Not very complex or robust, but definetely a quality brew.
notalush (4449) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2008 This year’s version is not the beer I had last year - I don’t remember rye being present, and now it’s the dominant flavor in the beer - much fuller body on this one, too - it’s a little bit sweet, but the rye and hop bitterness do a decent job og making it tolerable - not bad - //////// Iíve had several pints of this at this point, both from the tap and out of a growler, and I still canít exactly pinpoint the style (the folks pulling the taps at the brewery didnít really know) - all I can tell is that it is a dark-colored lager, so "american dark lager" it is - of course, this does not speak well for the beer - it lacks any distinct, defining characteristics - dark copper with minimal head, despite a fizzy body - lighty bready aroma, with hints of toasted grain and very faint whiffs of malt - light-bodied, with a moderate, spicy hop profile - buttery qualities mix fairly well with a slight nuttiness - the background offers faint hints of bock-ish malt flavors - this beer really isnít sure what it wants to be when it grows up; all it knows is it wants you to drink it, and thatís okay with me - itís a nice, quaffable spring beer, regardless of its lack of character.