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.
Canadianlush (169) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a light golden color with a nice flakey white head. Aroma of hops and citris. Very nice ale. Not overdone on the hops while finishing bitter and smooth. Nice balance overall. Par for the course for Deschutes. Too bad it’s seasonal.
SDalkoholic (2232) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle: Appears as a brass colored beer with sediment floating throughout the liquid as a gentle layer of foam sits peacefully on top. The nose is mild with no real personality to distinguish it from the next ESB but hey they can’t all be great. Flavor is boring with only small notice of honey and earthy hops.
RSRIZZO (1899) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this beer on 8/11/2004. Aroma is a caramel malt scent. Color is bright clear gold with light carbonation and thin head. Taste is bold and bitter. Starting with a light/medium body that goes down with a sharp feel. Finish comes on with a bold full flavor that is a bit of a surprise. It starts with a sweet malt flavor that is backed by a big bold bitterness and nice hop flavor.
buddahmind (39) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Real good when it comes out. I get a little burnt out by summers end. Sweet and bitter with good balance of hop and malt profiles.
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I didn’t think that this was too bad of a brew. It had a hazy color with a small white head. Citrusy smell with a fresh clean aftertaste.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy light yellow color with a billowy white head. Mild fruity malt aroma with a very low key (almost imperceptible) hop profile. Medium-bodied. Murky light hop start and a light fruit finish. Pretty damn boring and a disappointment from Deschutes.
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 5, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
part of me thinks im rating this so low because im disappointed a seasonal offering is something as basic and rather bland as a bitter. it went down easy, but overall the flavor and aroma were pretty boring. im sure they got what they were aiming for, as ive always been impressed with deschutes consistency. however, this isnt something i would get again (unless maybe on handpump the way a bitter should be)