Brigadier (3505) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle
I am not sure how a 2013 vintage of this wound up on local shelves but I bought one knowing Cisco’s reputation. The results do not disappoint even if this would not be my goto gose. Perhaps it lost something in the last year or two; either way (as if needs to be said for a 4% beer) definitely do not sit on it.
Aroma / Appearance - A lively rose colored body settles underneath a billowing white head. Lemons, citrus, and saltines tickle the air with a simple dryness. The profile gets the job done with little fanfare.
Flavor / Palate - A bubbly mouthfeel sparkles as it wakes up the palate. Lemon custard, sea salt, and old cheerios make me think that it might have been sitting on the shelf for a while. The smoothness causes the bottle to disappear quickly. Hopefully more Cisco Reserve beers make it to local shelves though in better condition.
Patrickctenchi (5800) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly clear yellow-gold with a white head.
Grain, salt, fruit aroma.
Flavour is nicely salted citrus...almost a red apple-peel note to it.
A little yeastiness, lemon.
shrubber85 (10252) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Floral lemon malt, light salt, and musty yeast aroma. Golden yellow with large white head. Fairly strong salt flavor up front followed by lemon malt and very dry hay flavor. Floral aftertaste. Good body. A very dry beer.
Johnstledger8 (654) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours a cloudy orange with a relatively lasting white head. Aroma of hay, green apple. Taste is tart, green apple, white grape, sherbet. Medium carbonation, light and oily, really refreshing.
TheBeerGod (5921) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Vintage 2013. Hazy gold pour with a short white head. Aroma is funky yeast, sour wheat, lemony notes, yogurt and lactic notes. Taste is sour fruit, wheat, funky yeast, yogurt and lactic notes. Body is light-medium and bubbly with a dry finish. Ends with more wheat, yeast, yogurt, lactic notes and lemon notes.
arkurzynski (2172) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2015
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hazy gold amber. Effervescent. Nose is nice with mildly tart citrus and fruit skins. Flavor is nasty herbal bitterness and light salt water. Bleh.
JK (5628) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled via bottle at WTWBA 2014. 2013 version. Surprisingly sweet. Spices and some herbal quality. Not sour or even lightly tart at all, but there is some salt.
alexsdad06 (8442) - Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle sample. Pours a hazy orange golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have tart lemony citrus, yeast, wheat malts, and a briny saltiness, the mouthfeel and body of these rarely work for me, just ok.
Travlr (20337) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Cloudy yellow color, thick white head. Aroma of earthy mint and spice. Taste has mixed spice, raw bread. OK.
BVery (9298) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled via bottle at WTWBA 2014 in Minneapolis. Golden pour with a white head. Soft citrus and a fair amount of saltiness. Okay.