TAR (2376) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle, best by March 2013, consumed in Nov. 2013: Speckled deep yellow. Wispy head. DMS-laden nose, with a cidery sharpness and a hint of apple juice. Scant carbonation. Flabby body. Curiously flabby, upfront, with a rotting apple-juice dullness. DMS-heavy, with papery, lifeless, indistinct malt which calls to mind old, wet hay. Absolutely zero brightness to speak of. Nauseatingly sweet and dirty. Earthy hop bitterness scarcely exudes. Finishes overwhelmingly apple-heavy and unpolished. A real head-scratcher is this! Shockingly dirty, sugary, and seemingly industrial rendition.
3fourths (7511) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle, best by date march 2013, had in november 2012. hazy amber body with a small white head, quickly diminishing with little lacing. starchy corn, grain and toffee malt nose, very stale and oxidized. flabby and lifeless with the flavor of almost-turned apple juice. low acid, low carbonation, flabby and flat. gross.