JMerritt (1771) - 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 (8925) - 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 (292) - 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.
smaynard6000 (605) - Apopka, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a blonde color with a minimal white head. Light flavor and aroma. Nice session beer.
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a dark golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet grainy malt, and light hop. Flavor is sweet malt, slight bitterness. Thin and fizzy.
thegreenrooster (3171) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pour is a murky gold with a small white head. Aroma is a earthy malt with some hops if you use your imagination. Flavor is sweet malt water and not much else. Very light and watery.
Onionkid (361) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - SEP 15, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Light aroma of hops. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a thin, quickly dissipating white head. Seems to be well carbonated. Taste is sort of bland hops/malts mix. Not too sure of what to make of this beer. It’s certainly an easy drink, but the taste doesn’t stand out too much to me. Decent finish, slightly bitter. Not sure on the abv of this one.