rocbyter (1925) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled 1/5/8 at Delaney’s in New Haven. Light hop aroma with a slight amount of fruity grains. Clear golden color with a medium white head with good lacing. Mild Belgian start with a bitter hop finish. A little body.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Tyler’s, Durham. A nice surprise, this one. Poured into a snifter, it’s a lovely golden color with moderate carbonation. A bright floral aroma is immediately apparent, and this is borne out in the tasting, with a real hop vibrancy and a quirky but winning finish of tropical fruits and a tad of butter. Combines the perky qualities of a fine pilsner with the flavor of a nice Belgian blonde. English strong ale? Why not?!
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on draft poured to a golden color with a small white head.Aromas were of citrus,hops.The taste also had citrus and biscuit,similar to some pilsner styles,with a dry finish.Not too bad.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly clear golden orange. Aroma is rich goldings. Very spicy, somewhat sweet malts to compliment. Rich Golding flavor, medium bodied, lotsa hop flavor with a fairly sweet finish. Quite enjoyable even if it lacked complexity.
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma was earthy with a mdoerate level of caramel and a bit of diacetyl. Bright hop aroma coupled to a bit of spice. The beer arrived clear golden with a white frothy tall head which laced the glass. The flavor contained an earthy nature with some caramel character and a decent level of bittering with some EKG hop flavor. The finish was dry with a lasting mineral flavor into the aftertaste. The body was medium-full with a moderate level of carbonation and a creamy texture on the palate. The alcohol level in this beer was never apparent. A nice beer but just a bit boring. Sniffer at Tyler’s.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Goodbar. Gold, thin white head. Nose is light butter, doughy malt, a hint of spring flowers & fruit. Flavor is wonderful raw malt (very clean), a hint of bublegummy fruit and a light summer breeze of hops. More of that dough/malt in the finish. Awesome!
egajdzis (5507) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Draft @ Barcade] Poured a hazy golden amber color with a small white head, that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, dough, diactyl, caramel and a bit of citrus. Taste was on the sweeter side, buttery popcorn, toffee malts, light dough, and woody hops. I’m assuming the butteriness was intentional, but I thought it left this overall sticky.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at HDG. Smells like vanilla andpopcorn. Not the best of starts. The taste is of unmilled malts. I like this beer especially the subtly of the use of the hop.
Arayaga2 (1866) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden ale with thin, dense white head. Aroma is metallic and uriney. Taste has a bit of that metal, but also a sweet diacetyl flavor that mixes with biscuity malt in a way that mimics a buttered baguette. Lingering nastiness on tongue after finish brings me back to the days when I used to eat thermometers like pixie sticks. It’s not that good, but at least it’s interesting. $2.50/16draft
swoopjones (6638) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. pours a pale yellow pale macro lager color. Sweet caramel aroma. Some citrusy, grassy-weedy taste. Medium hop character with prety sharpe bite. Not very impressed with one