jstraw (1647) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Yellow gold with big, foamy, white head / Delicate, tart nose of lemon and straw / Medium body, creamy with excellent hop balance and bitter finish / Flavors of lemon, straw, and dry hops / Not familiar with kellerbiers, but this seem right on.
KenGoldings (1) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 9, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ratings seem low, considering the terrific pint I enjoyed this week (at My Place in Newtown, CT). I suspect freshness of keg makes a huge diff with this style, plus I suspect Garrett Oliver, as usual, is tweaking different batches of the same beer.
But the current version, from a very newly tapped keg, really impressed me. I think it’s Brooklyn’s best release since some of the early Black Choc Stouts. Well on style (quibble: mouthfeel’s just a tad thick), though I agree that Belgian yeast is a weird addition, but it worked for me.
It had the zingy/alive/three-dimensional yet crisp/dry/subtle character you want from a keller. Head a beautiful whipped cream. Finish to a one-pointed more-ishness. Aroma fresh and juicy.
I’d hate people to miss this beer. Just grab it quick, before it’s tweaked again, and try to be there right when the keg’s tapped!
efecher (70) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Only available apparently there and on tap in some restaurants. Wish they bottled this one. Nice hazy gold color. Smooth flavor, not too heavy on the hops. Some nice complexity in this one but definitely one to enjoy while touring the brewery.
BREWMUSKCLES (1988) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pale yellow with golden hues the beer is a bit hazy with hardly any carbonation and a fading head. delightful fruit and hop that is floral with a bit of pine and a peppery sting. some smooth yeasty farina malt mouthfeel the beer is perfectly charming for the warm summer days. the bit of kick only enhances the satisfaction.
IdealBrew (12) - New York, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I thought this beer was magical. Maybe it's just me but I love that unfiltered flavor that imparts itself on this beer. Poured beautiful gold color, hints of grassy hops on the nose. The flavors of yeast present and appreciated! Finishes crisp and smooth.
---IdealBrew "Good People Good Beer"
SSSteve (3378) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
growler. clear gold with a large, fluffy, white head. zesty, limey, hop aroma with pale lager malt aroma. lots of lime like hop notes. grassy with a dry finish. light and crisp.
JulienHuxley (1707) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap 6.2% abv. Hazy gold pour, thin white head. Aroma of light noble hops, slightly mineral, nice grainy aspect, bread. Taste is really fresh, good bready flavor with a light spicy hop bite. Super dry and light bodied. Really refreshing!
nimbleprop (2993) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4oz pour is a hazy gold with one ring of white head. Nose is grassy, estery, bubblegum, clove, banana. Flavor is the same, clove, banana, light pepper, hay, honey, grass. Medium bodied, lightly chalky finish.
Gachupines (628) - USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden, slightly hazy with a nice white head. Aroma is slightly grassy with a hint of lemon. The flavor is nicely floral with slight hops. Finishes very clean with a mildly bitter aftertaste. Excellent summer beer.
Braudog (5025) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Distillery in Savannah. Yep, it’s golden, and hazy. Tight layer of white foam above. This has a nice light citrus/lime-bloom kiss in this otherwise almost bready brew. Nice light, yet somewhat stinging option for a hot Savannah day. (#4705, 7/24/2012)