ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Served a clear copper-red color with a thin layer of white head. The head fades down slowly leaving behind some good lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of rich tasted caramel malts with some light dark fruit sweetness and a hint of booze.
T - Starts off with sweet rich caramel malts with a touch of spice. Through the middle some more malt flavor comes through with a bit of hop and some light booze. The finish is a mix of rich malts with some light spice and a touch of booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a mellowing warming and a sweet finish.
D - Very drinkable. Pretty good balance of flavors but just maybe a touch thin bodied.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap only at Petes Brass rail in San Ramon CA. Good carbonation some citrus hop notes a bit of biscuit type flavors. Mild bitterness. Some soft white fruit notes. Mild finish with good mouthfeel.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 1, 2006
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
EJ Phair Shortys Revenge
Draft. Murky, bright and dark copper/ amber color. Ivory colored wisp. Toasted malt/ cereal aroma. Sweet and fruity with notes of peaches and watermelon. Pretty hoppy, more so than I remember it tasting.
Nik925 (786) - USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Glad to see E.J. Phair brewing again, although they have have been hit or miss in the past. This had a strong and clean malt, muted hop flavor but overly bitter. Still worked out okay, but not quite there.
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - DEC 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from tap an amber color with medium-sized frothy head. Aroma is malt and bread with a dash of floral hops. Flavor is sweet malt, bread, and a slightly resiny floral hoppiness that leaves a mild bittering at the end. It was tasty and nice to drink. I would drink it again.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - APR 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown hue with a tint of red –almost no head, small bubbles – nose of dark berries, cherries, and caddied fruit– Light to medium body – black cherries and a roasted malt taste, bright - aftertaste is long coffee and hops
Cory (372) - , California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Red/orange color small head. Sweet hops, citrus and toasted almond aroma. Medium body with a long dry nutty finish. I wouldn’t say its an amazing Belgian Strong, it feels more like a really nice hoppy brown. Either way it’s definitely pintworthy.
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - AUG 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy amber, no head. Orangey color and sceny. Sweet aromas, almost honey like. Sticky in the mouth, like molasses.