jgb9348 (4282) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crisp deep copper coloured body with a peach glow and a thick, dense, three centimetre tall tan head - this is much more like an IPA or an APA in terms of appearance than any mild Iíve ever had. Aroma of malt, yeast, bread, bananas, a touch of hops and more malt. Medium-bodied; Sharp malty flavour with some yeast notes, a little light spices and a good herbal and almost mineral taste. Aftertaste shows a bit of a simplistic vibe - the herbal and light malt notes are evident, and very little else. Overall, a decent beer - different than most milds Iíve had, and refreshingly easy to drink, given itís large format. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 09-October-2011 for US$3.99 sampled at home in Washington on 06-November-2011. Release #6, at 5.0% abv
emacgee (3742) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy amber with two fingers of white head. Nose is very bready with lots of toasted and biscuity notes, a light malt sweetness, and some grassy hops. Very similar flavor, bread and biscuits big time. Medium body, nice.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(22oz bomber) clear medium light amber with a ring of white bubbles. Nose of candied fruit, rye, and orange. Taste of cream, cereal, earth, with a creamy and oily body.
kbutler1 (1324) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Not sure Iíd consider 5% a mild but here goes. Poured into a Surly pint glass a clear golden color with a white thick head. Clean, light biscuit flavor in the nose with a touch of sweetness. Semi clean taste with some fruit flavors and a touch of what I can only describe as a plastic taste. Ends crisply. Decently easy drinking. Medium mouthfeel. Ex the plastic note, this wasnít too bad.
jtclockwork (6224) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Dallas. Pours amber with white head. Nose/taste of sweet malts, mild biscuit, light hops and caramel malt. Medium body.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear copper body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, nuts, bread, and straw. Flavor of grass, earth, biscuit, and light citrus.
hayduke (3079) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22-oz bottle as Hometown Pizza in McCall, ID, this poured s dark gold with a robust off-white head and light lacing. Nose of caramel malts and floral hops. Medium in body. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is tasty and with some nuts. Light bitter finish. Tasty and goes good with the pizza.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA, opened 3/28/11. Pours a clear copper color with a medium tan creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel and very faint stone fruits. The taste is bready notes, toasted malts, plums and other fruits, caramel. Medium bodied. The ABV isnít what Iíd call a mild ale, but its still a pretty nice beer.
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - JUL 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber. Light aroma of caramel and grass. Light flavor and crisp with a touch citrus hops and bitter finish.
portableparty (1874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Release # 3. Pours clear amber with a quick fluffy white head. Aroma is grassy hay malt with what I will call subtle apple scents. Taste is nice caramel malt and a crazy chocolate vanilla taste in the background along with some pepper. Palate is slick and chaulky with a nice dry finish. Solid tasty brew with no hoppiness.