Tmoney99 (8779) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at Keg Fest. Poured hazy brown color with an average fizzy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sweet citrus & malt aroma. Medium body with a dry texture. Medium balanced bittersweet citrus flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Balanced drinkable beer.
shrubber85 (5972) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewpub. Milk, apple, orange and malt aroma with a hint of smoke. Cloudy amber color with small head. Sweet apple, malt, and citrus hops flavor. Works pretty well.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GTMW 2009. Poured a slightly hazy, bright orange color with a white head. Smelled of hay, cereal, and a bit of grass. Medium bodied with grass and pale malt notes. I also got a hint of smoke.
NobleSquirrel (3286) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From what Iíve been told, Yerba Mate tea tastes like dirt. I didnít get that from this beer. Got more of a sweet earthiness reminiscent of sweet tea. Some citrus hops come through as well. Nice and very drinkable. Pour is deep red with fluffy off white head.
esjaygee (3209) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cumberland brew pub. A combination of a pale ale and Yerba Mate. Amber with a thin white head. Aroma is of lemon and sweet malts, and something Iím assuming is Yerba Mate. Taste of lemon, sweet malts and spice with a sweet hoppy finish. A decent spiced beer.
DrnkMcDermott (2621) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great Taste beer sample #6. Rating #10 for this beer. Quite cloudy, golden color, still a decent head in a narrow taster glass. Smell is hard to define, a good, basic beer smell is there with just a touch of spiciness. For a pale ale itís not quite that hoppy. Still got the spiciness, probably from yerba matte. Certainly a decent beer that Iíd like to try more of.
Brigadier (2230) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub
Making it to Cumberland on a slow Saturday afternoon I had a hard time picking a starter beer. Eventually I settled on this one. Florally pale ales have their place in the world and one of them is on a warm fall afternoon. This one is worth checking out if you are in the Louisville area and it’s on tap.
Aroma / Appearance - The amber brown body had very little head. Green tea, malt and a little nuttiness meld in a mellow haze. Sitting there with time to waste I savored every minute of this. If I weren’t rating I would have already been on a second pint.
Flavor / Palate - Moderately hop it washes smoothly down the throat. Sugary green tea leaves a faint impression on the tongue. Dangerously drinkable it was gone in less time than I remember. I could easily have finished off several of these with a few hours to spare.
502F (1000) - ARLINGTON, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at draft. Good nut brown with minimal head (because Cumberland bartenders don’t know how to pour a beer... see my other Cumberland ratings). The aroma is pretty subdues but has some nice hop notes with a bit of a malty backbone. Flavor is unique, though not pale ale-ish. It has a weird roast malt flavor with an almost sour finish. Medium bodied on the palate with a lingering finish. Overall: good and unique brew.
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up a growler of this from liquor barn. Pours amber with a small cream colored head. Aroma is citrusy/flowery hops, and the taste is nice and rounded with a good malt profile and nice bitter finish.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - AUG 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample is a hazy amber with an average offwhite head. Aroma is citrusy hops, caramel, and an odd earthiness. Taste has the same strange earthiness which I assume is the Yerba Mate, but it merges seamlessly with the toasted malt and citrusy hops. I really liked this one and look forward to having it again.