Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Boca. Bright, truly copper color. Lacing. Fine balance of sweet malt and mild English hop character. Slight diacetyl is inoffensive, almost comforting in a way. Balanced, metallic, and decent.
Oakes (15294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, Boca location
Dark gold/light copper. Bright. Thin head. Big fresh grain aroma with light herbal hops. Spicy, herbal body with slightly astringent but fresh grains. Light fruitiness and medium bitterness for style. Somewhat refreshing. This beer doesn’t really have a definitive sense of purpose, being too full for refreshment but too light to be "big"...but this adds to the complexity and I kind of enjoy it.