BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap at Redlight Redlight. Poured a nice golden color. Sweet aroma of honey and lemons. Flavor was a bit candy like up front, with just a touch of sour and bitter hops on the end. Nicely blended and better than I anticipated.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on tap at Beer Run in Charlottesville. Pours a golden
orange color with a medium white head. Average head retention
and nice lacing. Aroma of yeast, candi sugar, caramel and stone
fruit. Taste us cotton candy, stone fruits and a nice hop
profile in the finish. Medium bodied with lively carbonation.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft… Lightly hazed, light amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The nose presents sweet, grainy notes of orange blossom honey and pale malts. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with restrained carbonation. The flavor is mainly sweet honey, but also yields mild bitterness for a semblance of balance. Finishes more sweet than bitter and then dries out a touch.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Wilfie & Nells. Buttery and malty with just a stingy amount of dull hops. BDG is a style I can deal with but this is worse then SPHs version
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Redlight. Clear amber-orange color, very little head. Slightly perfumey, grainy, mild sweeter Belgian yeast aromas. Sweeter taste, less complex than aroma, mostly floral, light finish.
WeeHeavySD (3367) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at Rustico in Alexandria VA. I was happy to see a new Brooklyn on tap. Poured orange with a bright white ring. Nose is sweet and light, slightly malty with lingering spice. Taste is sweet floral some spice, very smooth and overall quite tasty.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Barcade, Brooklyn. Pours an orange amber color. Sweet caramel, sticky sugarness. Slightly floral with some spiciness. Dried fruitiness. Medium bodied. OK
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ redlight redlight. A tan foamy head tops a deep amber body, a little lacing is left on the glass. Spicy yeast, caramel, some orange peel, candi sugar on the nose. Caramel, spiciness, and candi sugar in the flavor. The nose is much bigger than the flavor, which is very subdued. A little drying and alcohol in the finish. Med carb.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Redlight Redlight. A lightly hazy, golden-orange body is crowned with a thin, foamy, white head. Minimal traces of spotty lacing mark the glass. The aroma is dry at first, notes of cereal grains and light caramel showing mostly. After time, the nose really opens up and turns floral and fruity, even hinting at bubblegum. Flavors again show dry cereal grains and caramel, with a light dose of floral hops and bready, peppery yeast. Medium bodied and balanced on the tongue, the finish is lightly syrupy. This is a nice, easy going, drinkable brew, but its not anything special.
dchmela (3002) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Redlight Redlight. Pours a reddish brown with a thick off white head. Sweet malt, grain, and slightly fruity aroma. Smooth, dry, spicy and slightly fruity taste. Nicely balanced and easy to drink with a slightly sweet aftertaste, delicious.