thegreenrooster (2975) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 1, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is a bright copper with a large foamy white head. Aroma is slightly hoppy with some butterscotch. Flavor is again slightly hoppy with some grainy malt with a soapy finish. Crown valley’s beer have been hit or miss and this is a miss. Very light all around with no pronounced hoppyness you expect in an IPA.
vyvvy (3421) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big thanks to strykzone for picking this up for me from the brewery. It definitely seems like its on the old side, but since this was consumed a couple days after the brewery sold it and no date is on the bottle I’ll put a rating in. Pours golden copper with a large soapy off-white head. The aroma is soapy with milk caramel, toasty malt and basement must. Medium smooth body and some smooth carbonation on the finish. The flavor starts much like the aroma and has some nuttiness and spicy hops. The finish almost has a lager smoothness to it. When I had this it was not to sytle - low hops, heavy malt and while I don’t get much oxidation it seems old.
kwoeltje (2151) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught at brewery) medium amber with white head and nice lace. Citrus aroma. Flavor is citrus and caramel malt.
Strykzone (4198) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle picked up at the brewery. Slightly dark honey colored with a small off white head. Light carbonation visible. A nose of caramel, cereal, and some funky tangerine. It is not big. The flavor is somewhat assertive with tangerine, grapefruit, light spice, caramel. A different take on a classic style.