tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours hazy gold with decent-sized ivory head. The aroma is lemony with some miscellaneous fruit and grass. The flavor is prickly zest at first, then some floral and fruit notes. The finish is a bit strange, kind of savory. Ok beer.
CasperQuaffer (142) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an apricot tinged gold, with light, short lived head. Aroma is earthy, fruity and a vague hint of an unknown chemical, maybe "essence of twilight"? Flavor is straightforward hops and malt with a bit of sweet fruit. The body is full and satisfying. Too bad this one also is not an all weather type.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught pint at Redbones on 10/11/07
Peachy-copper, with a slight chill-haze and foamy, large white head that shows moderate retention, light lacing.
Sweet honeyish malts combine with soft hop notes of peach, apricot and tangerine. Strong apricot, slightly mushy but with some straw-like streaks on the end that grant moderate dryness. The hops are pleasant, the malt as well, but as in every hoppy offering from Deschutes, I get just a severely plasticy, celery-like yeastiness that cuts through on the finish and is quite disconcerting.
Nothing different in the flavor, unfortunately, and it’s a shame, because the malts are soft, fluffy and well-attenuated, while the hops are moderately bitter and quite flavorul, not throwing off too much bitterness. Vanilla creeps in and there is some graininess that cuts at the palate, but it’s otherwise very drinkable, especially on account of the dryness. Some gobs of sugar dot the way to the end, but aren’t overbearing. Just wish it didnt have that really strong yeastiness.....
cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice balanced bitter ale, smooth and refreshing. Nothing really out there going on which I can appreciate...
boFNjackson (4143) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Poured a foggy orange with a thick white head. Malt is primarily in the aroma. Foamy and chewy texture, this reminded of a super hoppy lagerish beer, even thought I know it’s way off from a lager, whenever I a try a lager I wish they would taste like this beer. Anyway, I really enjoyed this one, it was better than I thought it would be. Great hop presence with a caramel-malt balance.
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy orange color with a strong floral aroma and a hint of malt in the background. The The bitter hops are up front and then a subtle maltiness finishes it with a tab bit of lingering bitterness. It is refreshing and I can imagine it doing the thirst quenching in the summer.
DialSquare (2757) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber/yellow with a nice light brown head. nose with a hint of citrus. Good hop flavor with malt background. Very nice feel in the mouth. descent bitter.
pdxmickey (33) - Spokane, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - I nice crisp refreshing golden amber with a delicious mix of flavors with a just slightly bitter finish.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light golden amber color with a white fluffy head. Aroma is malt, citrus and grassy hops. Flavor is malty with a grassy citrus finish.
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Lager like aroma. Some hops. Some good citrus in the flavor, light hops. What’s the difference between a lager and a bitter - the fact that it’s seasonal. Good for a lager, if they’d called it that I would’ve rated it better.