syton98 (44) - USA - JUN 15, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not much to like about this beer. While the aroma was ok the aftertaste was not pleasant and hung on the tounge for a long time. I would not and did not order a second.
BroSpud (1522) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasting at a beerfest [Disclaimer: This was tasted along with many, many other beers during a tasting at Julios. Some of the details are a little hazy]. Liked this one slightly better than their ale.
zach8270 (3047) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Hazy copper pour with a very thin off-white head. Aroma is lightly sweet and malty with a light touch of hops underneath. Flavor is sweet at the beginning with a crisp and lightly bitter hop balance near the middle. Finishes clean and lightly toasted with some malts and a bit of dry grass on the palate.
smcolw (426) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice head that settles in a rocky fashion, leaving some chunky lace after each sip.
Malty (crystal) aroma. Adequate hop to provide balance, but this smells closer to a cross between a Mild and a Scotch ale.
Solid toasty malt flavor up front. Stronger hop finish than I expected. Provides good balance. A rich beer, but with good carbonation.
Alphadelic (1728) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A busy orange beer with a volcanic, spouting pure white head. Not much of an aroma but one can never expect anything too special from a real lager. Big barley flavours. Dry and dusty with slight honey flavours. Very toasted. It has a good, flavourful and forward character and at this price it is a great summer barbecue beer!
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from from Vintage Cellar. Pours a slightly hazy reddish copper. Medium head with decent head retention and lacing. Very nutty aroma with some caramel notes. Taste is bitter hops with caramel notes and some toastiness. Medium bodied.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: Very fine hue on amber color, medium white top.2+
Nose: caramel malt, crystal feel .Light but sizeable hop profile. Deeper malt feel behind. Rich lager nose.7-
Flavor/Palate : Medium full bodied. Very solid malt base. Juicy, rich with clean lighter edges. Balanced and very clean. Felt wholesome, well thought solid brew.
Brigadier (2600) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle
**Summary** - An interesting beer that I picked up while on the East Coast I cracked this open to get things started one night. I almost wish I had picked up a full sixer as it would be have fine on its own. The style percentage is pretty accurate with this one - check it out if you like inexpensive quality beers.
**Aroma / Appearance** - Thin chunks of white foam bobbed above an amber brown very fluid body. Rye toast and clean malts infused it with life but not aggressiveness.
**Flavor / Palate** - Toast with a light spread of raspberry jam fills the mouth. Fading fast the only hint left after a few seconds is a wet bitterness on the back of the throat. Reminding me of sugar cookies this was a smooth easy going beer that would be perfect for almost any occasion.
MishkinBeer (73) - , New York, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cape Ann’s flagship beer, the Fisherman’s Brew is a hearty lager. It pours a medium-light amber color. Smells like fresh barley. Some dry sweetness takes center stage with hops playing a background role. The aftertaste is essentially a continuation of the dry sweetness experienced earlier. A sturdy lager that I would give a thumbs up to.
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle picked up in Mass. Amber copper pour with a medium head. Light hop and malts aroma. A light earthy quality with some muddled hops and some dry sweetness in the finish.