Skyview (5360) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draught at the brewery/brewpub in downtown Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Pours a clear, brownish copper brew with a fast dissolving white head that quickly dissipates to a thin white head and minimal lacing. Aroma of sweet, roasted caramel malt, a touch of toffee and some flowery hops character. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with flavors of dry caramel malt, white pepper, some roasted nuts and a touch of yeast. The taste is slightly drier than its aroma. Finish continues the slightly dry mat aftertaste with some mild bitterness that lingers after the finish.
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lightly hazed brown liquid with a modest off-white head. Toasted malt with a touch of whatever mild funk/yeast this place has. Not real bad, but enough to have a bit of astringency. Somewhat toasty and perhaps a bit nutty malt flavors. A bit grainy and that earthy funkiness.