ChainGangGuy (4274) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11 ounce goblet - $9.00 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: This one is hazy, opaque, and dark orange-amber in appearance with a thin layering of snow white foam. Copious lacing.
Smell: Honey-toned, pale malted, bready malts with little, light touches dried herb, green grapes, lemon rind, and vague florals.
Taste: A sweetish taste of raw, organic honey over cracked pale malts with a light toastiness, and a light caramel quality. Herbal, lowly citrusy hops, very low bitterness. Hint of grapeskin, a bit of pulverized apricot. Drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-high carbonation.
Overall: It’s alright, I am appreciative of the relatively low alcohol.
GT2 (7721) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Smoke and Barrel in Adam’s Morgan DC. Thanks to Travlr! Pours a hazy light orange with with weak, white head. Estery apple and pear nose. Taste is soapy, watery, mild lemon, papery, astringent and tannic barley husk. Oversparged perhaps. Not a fan.
tbergland (6) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 18, 2011 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap at toronado.
limited head, not much lacing.
underwhelming fruit cake, with maybe some faint spice.
too sweet, and boring.
jredmond (4891) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft at rattle with streets. Pours a deep amber body with nice haze and no head, some minor lacing. Aroma is light spice and fruit. Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated with notes of apple and prune. No thanks.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Hazy golden color, massive white head, solid lacing. Aroma of white and black pepper. Taste is dusty straw with a bit of lemon peel. Not bad.
tia (849) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Close amber with decent head. Slight metallic aroma. Light, slightly citrusy not too sweet or too hoppy.
blipp (5595) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours amber with a white head. Light floral hoppy aroma with some sweet malty notes. The flavor has sweet malts, fruit, floral hops, and light spicy yeast notes. Not bad.
Drake (7850) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at Mekong. Pours a hazy amber color with a large creamy offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Spicy, yeasty aroma with notes of stone fruits, citrus and lemongrass. The taste is stone fruits, yeast, spices, strawberry and faintly earthy, vegetal notes. Medium bodied. Nice.
finol (1951) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at The gingerman NYC.
Pours hazy golden with a nice head.
Fruity and drinkable, finishes in a herbal note. A session Houbolon dobbleln IPA Tripel!
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at TND: Aroma of must, slight blue cheese, light funk, and a hint of malt. Poured amber in color with a large, creamy, dense, milky, off-white head that lasted throughout. Hazy. Slightly sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of pale malt, hops, slight grass, grain, and a tiny hint of citrus. Light to medium body. Lightly dry texture. Pale malt, grain, grass, slight hop finish.