wilnatp (508) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Darker amber pour. Aroma and taste of butter, caramel, malt, and earth. Creamy mouthfeel was good. Just okay.
rocbyter (1854) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty apple aroma. Clear amber color with a small white head. Light bitter beginning that fades in the finish. Light sweet throughout.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Tap. Darker amber pour. Creamy mouthfeel. Aroma and taste of butter, caramel, malt, and earth. Just okay.
beerfest5 (1019) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 7, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
ive lived in hartford my whole life and since i started getting into micro beers a few years ago i purposefully didnt go into city steam. i didnt want to think that it was what i thought it was, a bullshit brewpub that makes third rate micro that they wished tasted as good as most macros. this one is one of the more popular brews and it tasted like miller trying to make an irish red. no way its an english pale, or "amber", this is trying to taste like killians
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale amber pour with a sticky white head. The nose is a little bit earthy with a kiss of diacetyl on the nose as well. Some fairly earthy/musty hoppiness. The hops have a touch of spice as well. Decent balance with a light malty sweetness and a touch of toastiness on the back. It’s a pretty decent, if decidely simple, English pale ale.
dogfish120love (858) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 30, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish brown mix no head this time. Slightly watered down mildly hoppy at best.Caramel, toffee and sweetness all derived from the malt.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ the pub. Clear copper color with an almost white head. Nutty malt with a light citrus make up the aroma. Malty flavor with some toasty notes and a mild citrus hop. Dry bitter finish.
LilBeerDoctor (3297) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at City Steam. Pours a clear light orange with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet malt and light fruits. Flavor of light pale malts, slight wheat, and a tinge of flowery and grassy hops. Ok, but boring.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Aroma of lots of toasted malt, a touch caramelly. Flavor more toasted, somewhat fruity malt with some boring bittering hops. Ok.
KDorgan12 (169) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler RI - Lacey head. Malty flavor but light on the palate. Reminded me of a smoother Sma Lager - not sure if thats fair or not...