zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Clear orange color with a thin white head. Aroma is mildly malty and balanced with a slight hop bitterness. Nothing special there. Flavor is exactly the same. Some malts, some hops. Balanced but a little more on the bitter and crisp side than sweet and malty. Alcohol is hidden well, but this is just nothing special.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Tyler’s, Durham. Still looking amber pour, but almost merits a 4 for simply being so bright. The nose is sweet fruit and juniper to begin with, some soft malt emerging just a tad. Body is a bit thin, and the beer is certainly flavorful enough. But the Fuggles get a bit lost in a beer that doesn’t seem quite to know what direction it’s headed.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 03/05/2010. Slightly hazy amber body with a small creamy off-white head. Sweet caramel and earthy hop aroma. Sweet caramel, toast, malt, earthy hop flavor. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Cap Ale House with Butters and maniac for maniac’s b-day. Pale amber, decent head fades quickly. Lightly malty aroma of caramel accented malts. Flavor was lightly caramel malt and a touch of earthy hops faint on the finish. Just not much going on here - I was really wanting the Maris Otter to smack me in the face. Instead it just sort of waved at me from across the street. Too bad.
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler filled at Bellport Cold Beer & Soda and consumed within two hours of filling. Pours a clear amber with a moderate linen white head that lasts through the first two sips and leaves a few scattered patches of lace. Mild aroma of caramel, malt and just a bit of brown sugar. The flavor is caramel, malt, and brown sugar followed by some mildly spicy hops. Lightly sweet. Moderate bitterness at the finish. The story behind the beer is interesting, the beer itself, not so much.
alobar (3532) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange amber color with a slight aroma of toffee, caramel and bread. Flavor was more like Yuengling lager. Caramel malts, yeast and not much else. Disappointing.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Redlight Redlight. Pours clear, with a medium-dark, reddish-amber color. A small, foamy, cream colored head is lasting, leaving smooth, sticky rings of lacing in its wake. The aroma sports notes of clean cereal grain malts, honey, bubblegum, and wheat. A light dose of citrus blossom hops lends a semblance of balance to the otherwise overly grainy and sweet malt base. Flavors too are sweet, grainy, and biscuity. Mostly clean and easy going, there’s a slight gumminess like you sometimes find in a hefeweizen. Floral hops show faintly on the finish. The palate is on the light side, with balanced carbonation leading into an even keeled finish. Overall, a decent though forgettable brew.
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Pale-ish gold pour. Frizzy lemon-and-sugar cookie aroma. Medium bodied, fairly yeasty, spicy, British flavor. Distinct but not memorable. Needs more earthy hops.
LinusStick (3234) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good for the style I guess, but very bland. Aroma was so so. A hint of roasted malt and caramel. Pour was a nice medium brown with a one finger off white head. Taste was very bland and watery and the great carbonation doesn’t let many flavor through. A slight caramel malt aftertaste but that’s about it. BMC drinkers would love this
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Track 84. Aroma is a soft, gingerbread malt, with a bit of
biscuit and a touch of apple. Mild. Pours a clearish pale orange copper,
with a rim in white. Wet field malt character. Plain brown sugar, a bit
of figgy pudding and some cream. Some eggnog, almond dough, and a good
leafy hop note add needed complexity. A little light on the chewier,
darker sugars, but otherwise very nice. Good flourish of flavor at the
finish and nice balance.