obguthr (5577) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2011
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Release 6: Aroma is garbanzo beans. Clear amber, thin head. Weak hay flavor, a little metallic.Thin, but not without body. I had this over a month ago and thought it was nice. This, not so much. Short shelf life.
mar (5226) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. poured gold with a white head. nose is malts and dried fruits. easy on the palate, fruity malts, with a slight sweet finish.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a good amount of head. Light malty flavor with a quick finish.
jgb9348 (5605) - 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 I’ve 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 I’ve had, and refreshingly easy to drink, given it’s 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 (4593) - 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 (6043) - 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 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Not sure I’d 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 wasn’t too bad.
jtclockwork (14700) - , 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 (12679) - 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 (4749) - 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.