beastiefan2k (3255) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Goblet pour @ the brewpub. Color us a very red and pink hued brown, thick, cannot see through it yet it radiates just a little bit. This was an interesting beer, not sure what kind of yeast did all this. The aroma is like cheery pie crust and cola mixed together. A weird combination of malts and yeast, cool and different. It is similar in flavor but is a bit muffled by the strong carbonation. However, the carbonation helps offset the thicker mouthfeel, this juxtaposition adds nicely to the original structure of the beer. The flavor get s a bit earthy vegetable (in a good way) as well. I would be interested to see this recipe.
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a dark honey colour with white head. Aroma of spices, yeast, zesty lemon/lime, funk and other interesting smells. Can’t quite pin down the aroma. Flavour is better than the aroma.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Aroma throws a bit of a peculiar horsey and farmlike malt character, a bit
swampy. Some deeper, ruddier esters. Pours a hazy, cloudy amber-orange, with a
soapy white head. Flavor is unique. A lot, a lot, alot of orange and orange
rind character. Still a bit cheesy, like some of the crystal in a well-aged
true cave-aged emmental or comte. Foamy and fresh. An interesting biere de
garde. Very true to style, in my opinion, with some additional expressive