kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Happened by CCB the day this was on -- I thought they were kidding about the whole Mr. Beer thing. Nope. Pours an amber to copper color with little head. Aroma is sweet and floral with lots of citrus, grapefruit and hop notes. Flavor is about the same with some maltiness sweetness balancing out the floral hops. Medium body with an interesting finish. A nice surprise. . . .
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On "tap" at Cigar City. WOW! Majestically poured from the Mr. Beer tap. Brown liquid and hop particulate cascaded from the semi transparent root beer barrel shaped vessel via a pristine plastic faucet. As my four ounce tasting glass slowly filled, I wished it was a larger pour. "Will this be enough of this sweet elixir?" i asked myself. I would have to make due. The hop particles gently danced around the murky brown body. At first glance I thought, "what kind of pale ale is brown?" I’ll tell you what kind ... a special one. REAL special. The nose was Aunt Jemimah and hops of some sort. Flavor was a beautiful thin malt with the perfect amount of old, wet hop flavor. I started tho think, "thank god this glass is only 4 ounces." A truly wonderous concoction from a young budding brewer. Cheers my friend! There is only (ONLY) up from here. (disclaimer: this review was all in jest. Good natured ribbing on Ethan.)
MeadMe (1610) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2010 Ethan’s first commercial brew. Made and sold prior to his 21st birthday, pretty cool to brew and release a beer before you can legally drink one.
Poured from the plastic tap of a Mr. Beer keg.
Brewed in a Mr. Beer vessel not according to instructions. Kicked up, and dry hopped.
A: Pours a nice rich deep amber hue, almost brown. A few bubbles, some hop particulate.... no retention or head.
S: Hops galore. American C hops, lots of citrus with a bold earthy greenness.
T: Hoppy for sure. Mild malt sweetness but mostly earthy green hops. Mild citric tones as well. The essence or rarity really pushes this one over the top.
M: Rather light in carbonation (from the vessel duh) with a nice hoppy finish.
D: Actually pretty good. Who knew if you used a breweries worth of supplies on a Mr. Beer kit you can actually make it taste pretty good?
Beer made and sold at CCB.
steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
4 oz sample. Pours a murky brown with little head. Piney aroma with a cinnamon note at the backend. Taste is mild hops, yeast, earthy, with cinnamon at the backend. Palate is decent, medium mouthfeel. A bit clamy. Overall a decent brew for ethan.