Sammy (9200) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. A light hop flavour, 34 IBU. Golden bodied and significantly lacey. Dry and taste dry hopped. Above average mouthfeel and good carbonation, good drinkability.
Brigadier (3175) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft (source)
Having some time to kill on the other side of town I stopped at Cornerstone Brewing for the first time in a long while. They had several enticing beers on tap but I eventually settled on this lighter session option as I had somewhere to be later. A nice beer this is great for the late spring / early summer season.
Aroma and appearance - Lively carbonation percolates like a bottle of soda water. Fluid and delicate the nose brings to mind rusty water, barley, and whole wheat Cheerios after the milk is gone. The entire thing is a bit like a shelf full of musty books in a dark corner of a used bookstore.
Flavor and palate - The hopped up Twix flavor hits the tongue almost immediately. Fluid it does bite back after a few seconds. Easy and refreshing each sip comes on the heels of the previous to form a layer of warmth on the throat. The honeysuckle flavor is last to leave. I would drink this while working in the yard to get into the mood to handle all the mint and other weeds.