Oakes (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I know it’s a mean thing to say, but there is a reason this summer ale is still kicking around in November. Straw colour. Fairly grainy aroma. Quite bland, grainy and with light appley notes in the finish. Really disappointing to find seasonals like this in 2011. This should be retired.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ brewpub. Pallid, pale, glassy, but decent head. Smells resinous and grassy. Thin but has enough hops. Tasty and refreshing, like good lager or pils, but thin.
DiarmaidBHK (3861) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at brewpub. Not my favorite style. Pours golden with little head or aroma. Smooth and easy to drink. I hate smooth and easy to drink.