PhillyBeer2112 (2488) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just a boring ale. Light amber, medium head. Butterscotch and grainy nose and flavors, mild grassy and herbal hop character, balanced bitterness.
Finhead (1091) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A clear, yellow-orange pour with a white head. It has a cereal grain aroma with just a hint of grassy hops. The light body has a crisp texture with lively carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet initially, followed by a dry, slightly bitter finish.
AirForceHops (2578) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 11, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle from winter craft 12 pack. Nearly clear, golden color. No head or lace. Light malt nose. Light malt taste. I get nothing else at all. Even when warm, I can’t pick up any hops at all. It’s hard to write about a beer that doesn’t have much aroma or flavor.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought as part of a mix pack from Kroger on the first day of Sunday alcohol sales in GA. Slight hoppiness in the aroma. Pours a clear golden color with little or no head. Not nearly as good as my favorite (authentic) English ales but a decent attempt none the less.
puboflyons (1831) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
It pours a highly carbonated light amber with a long lasting head thanks to that carbonation. The aroma has a bit of malts and sugars. Bread and biscuit anyone? The body is thinner than I imagined. The taste is interestingly sweet and slightly bitter at the end. There is an odd acidity in it as well. I think it was a noble attempt but didn’t quite get there.
Palidor19 (2875) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a strong beer with a clean yet full flavored taste. malty smooth with very little hops. but has a great bread like flavor. this is one fore the sessions to drink with the boys
JMerritt (1735) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly dark gold with a medium sized off-white head. Moderately grainy aroma, with some light fruitiness akin to peaches. A little vanilla cookie maltiness at the tail end. Heavy straw and wheat flavor, a little abrasive, with mild metallics in the finish. Lingering aftertaste has some medicinal aspirin notes under light toast and moderate yeast.
daknole (8332) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Gold pour, light colored head. Aroma is lightly hoppy, bready malts and some light metallic smells. Flavor is lightly hoppy, more caramel malt and sugar cookie notes. Meh.
Parrothead (291) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from a sampler case. The blurb on the bottle states this is brewed with Columbus and Cascade hops. Cascades? I thought Englich ales were brewed with EKGs and/or Fuggles. Pours a orange-gold color with a thin white head. Not much in the nose, a bit of malt, a bit of hops - then again, I think thats appropriate for the style. Decent mouthfeel. Taste of malt up front with enough hops to balance out the sweetness. A nice ale.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a small white head. Aroma/flavor of sweet earthy malts and some light hops. Very thin and mostly tastes watery and lightly malted. Easy drinking but not very good.