thefle (161) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2009
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
meh, beer was ok i guess, nothing to be to excited over. I wouldn’t really go looking for this one again and even if i found it i doubt i’d drink it
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on tap at Captain lawrence, and from a growler. Hazy light amber/orange in color with a small/medium lasting head. Aroma of mild belgian yeast- light esters, some phenols, light to moderately grainy, light vegetal. Taste: fairly one dimensional, some phenols and esters, some vegetal hops and some light citrus as well. Malts and body are light, the honey is there alittle bit, throwing off some fruit, but overall dry. I don’t think they achieved what they were looking for on this one, but collaboration is always a good thing. Hopefully we’ll see some more efforts from these brewers.
puzzl (3177) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Rattle’n’Hum. Nutty, putrid water aroma, syrupy and mushroomy. Watery body, with sweet, earthy notes, and some very weird fruits. Some juniper throws another wild card in there. Blech. Way too much going on in no particularly good ways.
PilsnerPeter (3019) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Rattle ’N’ Hum: Hazy deep orange copper with a fading off white head. Lots of dry Belgian phenolics in the aroma- slightly sulfuric with a grainy Belgian amber malt presence. The body is fluffy and crisp. Dry flavor- all the honey has fermented out nicely. Some grainy Belgian amber malts precede a nondescript fruitiness. Has a dry chalky phenol presence as well. Quite simplistic and one dimensional, but no major flaws.
blipp (4884) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Golden orange with a thin head. Light aroma, belgian yeasty/spicy character with some faint tart fruity notes. The flavor has tart fruit (kind of like rhubarb), with herbal, spicy, and flowery notes. Not bad, but kind of dissapointing.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden color with a small head. Aroma has some spice, sweetness, moss, earth and faint citrus. Flavor is sweet with a sour twang and some pine. Odd
Better on cask. Much smoother texture and not as much dirty spice and bitterness.
ben4321 (3031) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Draft at Rattle ’N’ Hum, 9/13/09
Aroma: Yeast, sour fruit, lemon, bread
Appearance: Cloudy amber color with a small head
Flavor: Sour fruit and some yeast backing, a little better then the nose
Palate: Light-medium body, smooth, little light on mouthfeel
The official beer of NY Beer Week 2009 is a decent, but unspectacular beer. I have a feeling the ratings for this one will be all over the map, as it is a bit odd, but its not a bad beer at all. I like the effort, and while I wouldn’t call it a standout it certainly wasn’t a awful.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. Pours a rustic amber body with an off white head. Overly grainy dry wheat notes with lemongrass, bread y notes, and a vegetation character. A hint of pear like esters and a messy bitter paper finish. Fail.
j12601 (5722) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Captain Lawrence during the release of Smoke from the Oak Apple Brandy Barrel. Glad this was there as I figured since I’d be unable to get down to the city for any of NY Craft Beer Week, I’d miss it completely, so it was a welcome surprise. Pours a hazy orange amber with a medium white head. Very confusing aromas. Almost a bit skunky and cheesy with a big vegetal note, reminiscent of nori (seaweed for making sushi), and a bit of popcorn and toffee. Weird. Medium bodied and still vegetal, lightly sweet. Starts off tasting nicely but turns into a big seaweed mess. Big corn and cardboard aftertaste. Rather unpleasant, and wasn’t able to finish my sample.
Pwn3d (1959) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First one to rate this beer. Sitting here at rattlenhum on the first day of beerweek.. 2:45am. Pour is hazy brown amber. Belgian spice, Ginger, and cinnamon. Somewhat tart. Interesting and silky.