caesar (5499) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Clear golden color, thick frothy white head. Nice soft hoppy aroma, blossom, flowery, slight herbal. Soft bitter taste, again bit herbal, slight pine. Good stuff.
thornecb (4663) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper into an English pint. Off-white micro head quickly recedes to skim surface. Mild pine and resin aromas. Creamy head upfront quickly turns thin. Well balanced and highly drinkable. Lasting mild slight resin hop finish.
Ughsmash (7248) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured clear lighter orange with a nice initial cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up toasted pale malts supporting grassy and hay-like hoppage plus small amounts of pine and citrus.. warmth brought out a little honey.. nicely-balanced. The flavor had honey and pale malt sweetness again with very dry grassy and citrus bitterness.. some sourness.. the extent of the dryness make it rough at the finish. Lighter-bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. again, the way this came together at the end wasn’t too pleasant. Decent overall.
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light orange pour with medium rocky head that fades quickly. Nose is nice combination of citrus and grass somewhat lemony, some raw grain. Flavor is lemony and grainy, very mildly bitter. Finishes with a touch more lemon peel and grass. Ends dry and somewhat grainy, pleasantly so. All around a great session beer... wish it was priced as such!
Garrat (1303) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2009 Bottle.Light orange with a small head,aroma is of hops pine and apricots,taste is hoppy clean and grassy with tangerine,dry finish
hotstuff (4388) - Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle.Medium, very fizzy off-white head that mostly diminished, patchy lacing, transparent, fast rising carbonation, and a gold hue. Nose was hoppy, citrus, musty, lightly malty, and grapefruit. The flavor was lightly hoppy, citrus, semi-sweet, lightly bitter, thin, and some grapefruit.Mildly tingly, thin mouthfeel and light in body. Easy to drink, easily forgettable, nothing special, and not a beer I will pursue again.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Opaque light amber with small milky head. Tart and musty aroma with apple, caramel malt, herbal hops. Very tart and quite watery. Little in the way of hop flavor. Not much in the way of malt flavor. Not so great.
Ernest (6514) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, apricot).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Not much to say.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2008
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2010 Thanks Jesse. This one pours amber honey color a froth that creeps up a couple fingers then recedes slowly to a full downy canopy with some snail tracks down the glass. The lacing lingers the whole drink. Mild aromatics ply softly. Medium nectar with ample residual effers. The texture is quite creamy though. Flavorwise this brew is a classic bitter. Fresh hop flavors kill my palate and leave a stinging bitterness. With only a mild malt profile this brew has complexities ranging from citrus to caramel and butterscotch. The finish is bittered well leaving a parched smile on my face. I don’t understand the Golden Ale label from RB. If you are looking for a complex ale with full bittering, this is it.
leaparsons (8576) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden with a small head. Aromas are yeasty, dry and woody. Hoppy with citrus and some caramel. Flavours are biscuit malts with dry, earthy, woody notes. Yeasty with bitter lemon. Dry on the finish. OK.