michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz. Bottle: Faint grain and caramel aroma. Poured amber in color with a small, loose, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Cloudy. Slightly sparkling. Full of small particles throughout. Flavor is slightly sweet. Tastes of grain, malt, and light noble hops. Medium body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Grain finish.
madvike (2786) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from a Sample Pack - Pours clear amber with a small off-white head. Smells crisp, toasty and sweet, with light, nutty malt and and a real light floral hop note. Taste is more of the same, though itís a bit watery. Surprisingly has a bit of sharpness on the finish, though I think thatís some grassy hoppiness rather than any alcohol. Not bad, but not my favorite taste profile. Iíd grab lots of beers to session before this one.
phaleslu (6699) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Pours a clear amber color with a finger-thick off-white head that leaves some sloppy lacing in the glass. Aroma of toast, dry grains, roasted barley malts, earth, oats, cereal- just a ton of grainy malts. Flavor of cereal, corn, barley malts, oats, wheat, faint fruit, and grass. Light-bodied, with high carbonation and a very organic, grainy, earthy mouthfeel. I didnít know this was organic until just now, and I totally pick up on that character in a big way. This isnít a great beer, but itís certainly interesting and worth trying.
DocLock (8001) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Caponeís. Pours chill hazy deep copper with 1-finger bubbly off-white head. Nose is grainy caramel malt, lemongrassy hops, apricotty fruit. Tastes medium to light in palate heft, with caramel malt, grainy notes, subdued hops, and some fruity finishing hints. Not terribly complex.
arkurzynski (1559) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber in color. Decent hop presence in the nose, some esters. Thin body. Any malt characteristics drown out by hop water flavor. Drinkable, but lacking.
jsmerig (1277) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours gold with a touch of red. Scent is a bit sour with nutty overtones. Flavor starts smooth and rich with malts and finishes crisp and dry with a lingering nutty flavor. Very interesting.
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2010 Bottle from Festival Foods. The beer is a clear amber-gold color with a medium ivory white head that diminishes steadily. Spotty lacing. Grainy malt and fruit in the nose. Light body with a fruity character and flavors of caramel malt, crackers and mild hops. The finish is short and malty with a fruit aftertaste. Just average overall.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle that I picked up at Historic Casanova Liquors in Hudson, WI on my way back from Minneapolis. Pours a mostly clear, amber-copper colored body with a thin, tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is some caramel with a light cereal sweetness and a touch of toast. Some grain with light floral fruits and a hint of grass. Flavor is similar. A bit of a watery, grainy, somewhat toasted caramel with a light sweetness. Some floral fruits that grow slightly into the finish where a hint of grass helps dry this with a very light bitterness. Fairly lengthy, dry aftertaste following a light, smooth, clean body and soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a very easy drinking, sessionable beer. Nothing crazy with the aroma or flavors, but well put together and crisp.
JK (4586) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light red color and a nice white head. Aroma has some yeast. Flavor has dry grain and more yeast. Dry finish. Not much here.
GJF (1267) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 15, 2010
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bleh. Didnít do anything for me. Pretty ruby pour, but almost no aroma, and a slightly fizzy watery beer without much to it.