bhensonb (13206) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours ruddy copper with a 3 finger foamy beige/tan head. Aroma is malty. There’s something spicey as well. Medium body with mild carbonation. There’s yeast and spice. Enough to make me say it’s rather Belgian. Malt is overtapped by yeast, spice and herbal hop. Arguably a touch of earth or barnyard. There’s a nice ale here.
bu11zeye (12400) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a hazy amber body with tall off-white head. Aroma of sulfur, permanent marker, chemicals, rye, and nuts. Flavor of sulfur, rye, caramel, plastic, and earth.
deyholla (9257) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Ben. Pours a hazy light amber with a white head that lasts. Aroma is complex with notes of ham, grains, rosemary and a bit of grassy hops underlying. Flavor starts with a bit of ham but the grain from the malts takeover with an undertone of grassy hops. Unique, but doesn’t do it for me.
arminjewell (9142) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber ale? Deep Belgian aroma, with some spices. Taste is belgian mostly, with a touch of spice, and a clean finish. Not simple, but fairly delicious. Nice brew!
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a nice dark cream colored head. yeasty aroma. yeast and light earth flavor with light malt and light spice. Medium bodied. Yeast and spice lingers with light earth and light malt.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via a trade with scrizzz. Pours with a hazy amber body and a large off-white head. Aroma is earthy, lightly smokey, lavender, dry, chlorine, spicy, nutshells and light fruit. Taste is bitter, plastic, chlorine and herbs. Light bubbles. Not as good as I was expecting.
after4ever (7044) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Quite an appealing take on session ales. Pours a very slightly hazy dark amber with a pleasing dense mousse cap on top. Good lacing. Throws nice fruitcakey yeast esters on the nose, has some nice sweet baking spice and date to it, but it’s also a fair showing of familiar toasty caramel and some light pineappley hop. Creamy medium body with vigorous and refreshing carb. Caramel, toast, pineapple, and the yeasty fruit and spice on the mid palate. Tidy dry finish. Dry finish, light and drinkable body, and interesting overtones of subtle fruit and spice are fast becoming a pattern with these beers.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Deep amber, a little dirty, moderate to large frothy sandy colored head, heavy lacing.
Earthy aroma, a little soily, mushrooms and bark.   This one is a little odd.   Part of this smells like
stale air from a tire.   Has a woody aspect, and I dont mean like Oak, but moreso like actual bark or fallen
logs.   This is certainly different.   I really wished it had a little bit of sweetness.   Seems
slightly dry.   Backside has a large soily/earthen aspect.   It actually might be more plant like.
If this is supposed to be a Pale Ale, its wildly different from anything I have ever had.   Somewhat reminds
me of some of one of the Hitachino beers, somewhat like Cedar but in more of an earthy aspect.   The body and
mouthfeel on this one are fairly moderate.   Doesn’t appear to be very hoppy, but certainly has a malt aspect
to it.   I am having a hard time with this one... its not off flavors, its just very different.   I am all
for something new, but this is a little out of bounds for me.
AmEricanbrew (6566) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 22, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Courtesy of BMan1113VR. Herbal vegetal aromas of beets, boiled cabbage. Herbal, spicy vegetal flavors mainly beets, cabbage, carrots, V8 juice.
blutt59 (6355) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to bman111vr, cloudy amber color with some tan foam, aroma smells of chlorine and some yeasty caramels, flavors of cheese, sour fruits, herbal