maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 01/04/2011. Clear dark amber body with a small frothy off-white head. Sweet caramel and earthy/floral hop aroma. Sweet caramel and pale malt flavor with an earthy/floral hop background and a bitter finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
JFGrind (1972) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Kegged version, copper light bodied bitter with almost no foam. I understand the session beer concept, but Cains Finest Bitter came up short with my palate. Draft @ Union Jack’s in Glenside.
blutt59 (6423) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Canned, via trade with papsoe, amber ruby color with non stop foam, aroma and flavor of old library, caramel, bitter astringent hops, thin finish
gunnfryd (13850) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brown colour with a beige head. aroma is malt, caramel, grass. Flavour is malt, caramel, hop, grass. Boring thin beer.
jsmerig (1450) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2011 Fairly bland overall. Poured nice from a tap at Iron Abbey in Horsham, PA. Rich amber color with a welcoming head. Recognized some maltiness and a bit of hops, but overall very bland. Revised with can comments. Flavor is a bit more complex and full flavored when drinking from can. well bAlnced between malt an hops. Subtle bitterness towards the end finishing with nice rich malt notes.
Borup (10295) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from Netto. Clear amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, hops and caramel.
Meilby (10582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 23, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can 440ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt and grassy hops. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (7238) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can.Pours Amber with a white head.Aroma is fruity , malty and floral.Flavor is sweet and bitter with some malty notes.Thin body, soft carbonation.Thin boring bitter.
Velkyal (320) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2011 Pours russet with a creamy off white. The aroma is light toffee and some spicy hops. Tastewise it is plenty of caramel, backed with a crisp hoppy bite. A touch thin, but easy drinking.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at Mellow Mushroom Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of floral hops and caramel malts. The taste is caramel, toasted malts, bitter leafy hops and a faint bit of fruitiness. Medium bodied. Very drinkable.