unclemattie (4135) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Ruby color. Thick tan head. Dry aroma. Toasted malts nose. Dry body, Complex flavors. Tastes has hints of malta in the finish, not as sweet of course. Notes of honey, caramelized sugar, mild hops, earthy character, wooded notes, faintest touch of roasted grains. I’m soo glad there are homebrewers on the island to make real beer. This will keep me away from Medalla. There is only so much corn flakes a person can drink. (4068)
Glouglouburp (5956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A basic uber-clean amber ale. Ok.
How: Tap at Downtown, San Juan, PR.
The look: Clear copper body topped by a very small white head.
In long: Nose is roasted tree bark, toasted tobacco leafs. Taste has bread crust, a bit of caramel, light barley candy notes, just enough leafy hops to balance the beer out. Polished clean medium body with an appropriate medium carbonation. An overall extremely clean character. This is not an exciting beer, but same can be said about most no-style amber ales, but this simple is highly drinkable and somewhat satisfying. I give it a passing grade. My first beer in Puerto Rico, and the pubs over there seem to have some kind of dress code I’m not aware of, people were looking at me strange while I was drinking my beer in my bugs bunny suit.
solidfunk (3673) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells like mango and honey - interesting smell. Pours reddish copper. Initial head, some lacing. Bitter finish with some hops and malt in aroma. Consistency a bit on the fizzy side. On tap at Taberna Lupulo.
AGAquino (659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Downtown, in San Juan. Clear dark amber with a slight head and lace. Nice local foray into commercial brewing.