hayduke (3073) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Lazlos in Lincoln, Nebraska. The server also called this "California Common". Poured a nice amber color with a decent off-white head and average lacing. Nose was very fruity, with a somewhat sweet odor. Palate was smooth and honey-like. Flavor was very interesting, with some complecity A vey nice summer beer, maybe one the better I have ever tasted. Went back for a second on this one.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the 2006 Nebraska Craft Brewer’s Festival. Pours a cinnamon color with amedium off-white head. Mild fruit flavor seems a slight bit soapy, but not much. Tastes exactly like a steam beer. In fact, this tastes closer to Anchor than any other attempt I have tried. Mild buttery tonge feel. Fruity berries amid caramel toastiness. Good lacing remains.
Earlier Rating: 6/2/2004 Total Score: 3.3
On tap at the Crescent Moon Alehouse. Copper in color with a rapidly disappearing head. Nice hop aroma. First sip reveals a strong bittering hop content that greatly satisfies. Malt content is good, but not generous. Still, the great hop flavor makes this very drinkable.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Tap, Crescent Moon) Pours a deep amber body with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malt. Flavor similar to the aroma with some mild hops. Bitter finish.
Braudog (5347) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Crescent Moon, this is a nice dark bronze beer with a substantial head. Astringent bitterness and a metallic bite. Pleasant hop character without the full fruity burst of an IPA ... Good brew.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap from brewpub...I’m always glad to see this one come on...muted aroma I associate the smell with the yeast and certainly some hops...nice malt flavor...bready and nutty a bit...and well bittered...lingering with a woody/earthy hop character...this glass came with a small head and did leave some lace as I drank.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 15, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Found this on tap at the Crescent Moon Alehouse. Looked amber in color with a white head. Smelled grassy with some citrus. Strong hops and good bitterness. Very smooth but too hoppy for me. I will have to try it again because I had it after a vintage beer tasting, and I couldn’t get those beers out of my mouth the whole night.