buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A darkish copper with a medium head. Has pretty big carbonation but the mouthfeel is flat. Aroma is sort of a soapish malt, light hops. Flavor is tart malts, grains, metallic. At least the label looks good.....
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I find the description and label more interesting than the beer. For one I think it is funny how they keep pounding the English tradition in beer making yet the label is a half-naked girl, with the beer name of "Hot Tail", neither of which says tradition to me. Also Oconto Falls is only a few miles from Green Bay so you would think they would go with the Packers beating the Bears slogan. Unless this stuff is being shipped directly to Madison where all the drunk college guys will buy it for the label. About the beer..its average. One of the main problems with these English style beers made here in the US is that unless it is from a cask it ends up tasting stale, which this does. I can tell they use English ingredients, except water, its just that good.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a nice amber color. Aroma is malty, with hints of hops and caramel. The taste is very carbonated with not much going except a hint of bitterness and the palate which is very malty.
Headbanger (3472) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle- Light amber body with a small off white head and an aroma of hops, grapefruit, and a little malt and caramel. Taste of malt, hops, then the same funkiness as the blonde. Can’t describe that taste.
shigadeyo (3096) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2007
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
6/07/2007: Hot Tail English Style Pale Ale pours a dark, honey-amber color and is slightly hazy. There isn’t any lasting head or crown (the initial foamy beige/ivory head disappears nearly before the entire beer has been poured into the glass!). The aroma is malty (some caramel) with a faint citrus presence. The flavor starts out as a nice, mild English Pale Ale with a nice balance of malt and light hops and bitterness, but then it quickly turns sour. It has a really strange yeasty sourness and nasty bitterness that really comes out in the finish. Not so good! Medium-light body; a bit too carbonated. Unfortunately, about the only good thing this beer has going for it is its label!
12 oz bottle from buckybeer. Thanks Mark!
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2007
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
I’m guessing this is the same brew just under a diffrent name.This is a Fall’s brewing beer and the same style but now named Hot Tail with a SEXXY BROAD on the label with no top on.Nice dark amber color,small off white head that faded quickly leaving nothing behind.The aroma was fruity and mildly citrus,i almost get a slight whiff of apple or pear in there....The flavor is not good,kind of acidic mild taste of citrus and hops with a sourish taste that is nasty and last way way to long.This is by no means even close to style IMO and is just plain nasty all aorund.....2 thumbs way down on this skunker.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Skyview for sharing. Brown pour with moderate foamy head. Nutty malt nose with some faint spice. Orange citrus and lots of carbonated but a little to sweet. No hop flavor at all.
Skyview (5282) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
After trying the Dirty Blonde brew from Falls Brewing, I was a little hessitant to try this one. Oh well, here goes nothing... Pours a hazy amber brew with an off white head. Aroma is orange peel in abundance. A very moist malty scent with a touch of spice. Taste is highly carbonated, some sourness and a bit flat. Finish is quite tart. C’mon guys! Add some hops to this. I could just see an advertisement with that old lady from Wendy’s TV commercials featuring her at some tavern bar counter, grabbing the bartender’s collar and shouting, "Where’s the HOPS?"
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very Pale Amber with White Bubbly Ring. Aroma is of Citrus...and Fast Food Meat. Malty Foundation, Some Citrus...Subdued Hops Overlay....Bitter/Sour Fruit Ending... An Off Flavor Evident
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I drink ale for the hoppy bitterness. This pale had very little of that. The brew that I had on tap was quite flat. Little character to this offering from Falls Brewing Company.