IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Citi Field. Poured dark amber with a fizzy white head. Aroma of slightly sweet biscuity malt with a slight touch of piney grassy hops. Flavor is lightly sweet with a nutty toffee character and a clean slightly hoppy finish. Not bursting with complexity but refreshing and drinkable.
Theydon_Bois (6471) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Blue Smoke, the original venue, 24/11/13.
Lightly hazed golden amber with a moderate off white head.
Nose is toasted malts, caramel, floral hop notes, orange.
Taste comprises toasted malt, biscuit, caramel crumble, dark citric fruit tones.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finale with light bitter notes.
Clean and drinkable but a little boring.
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Blue Smoke JFK Airport. It is good to see an airport with so many bars carrying good quality craft beer. Last beer in the US before getting on the plane home.
BrewBoxer (1721) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at blue smoke battery park. Deep brown amber color. Crisp sweet slightly hoppy taste. Not my favorite, pippa is.
swoopjones (5248) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap @ Blue Smoke at Saratoga Race Track. Caramel colored pour. Malt driven aroma, caramel sweet malts. Taste was buttery, malt sweetness, almost seemed old. Real buttery. OK
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at blue smoke with Feng and Brendan. Bitter, biscuit, and light fruits.
ben4321 (3471) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Draft at Blue Smoke, 10/30/09
Aroma: A fairly standard caramel malty nose, with some light earthy and spice notes too.
Appearance: This one pours a clear amber color into the glass.
Flavor: The flavor is fairly malty with a bit of an floral hop backing.
Palate: It has a decent mouthfeel and a light-medium body.
This is a decent beer, I thought it went pretty well with BBQ Ribs, so that was a plus. I wouldn’t go out of my way for it, but if you are here eating, it’s certainly worthy of a drink. I can see why they would have chosen this one to go with this place.
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap @ Citi: ... and then from left field comes... a reason for me to continue being a Mets fan! Contrary to other ratings, I believe this is the better of the 2 ales offered at the stadium. A more complex tasting beer, I get a full balance of hops, malts, biscuit, and dark sugars.
tgncc (2614) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma was malty, biscuity, grassy. The appearance was orange, white head. The flavor was malty, slight notes of grass, bread. The finish was a bittering from noble type hops. Fairly light bodied. It certainly has some characteristics of a pale lager, although they claim it’s 2 ales mixed together. I can’t guess which 2 les they are talking about. Not bad, not great.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Citi Field. Had no idea what sort of beer this was going in and my best guess at the time was pale lager. That pretty much sums up my thoughts. Maybe somebody hooked up the kegs wrong.