Cliff (399) - Avon Lake, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, another delicious German-style lager from Fatheads. Poured slightly hazy golden color with a big fluffy white head. Sweet grainy aromas with a touch of earthy hops. Smooth flavor, do not detect the 7%+
abv. Very refreshing with good carbonation and wonderful malty flavors, biscuit, hay and some grassy/earthy hops. A very nice, flavorful lager.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
yellow with white head. floral and spicy hop nose. firm bitterness before the aforementioned hop flavor that is very nice. some grainy malt character. very nice
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Fat Head’s. Pours clear amber with a medium beige head. Aroma of lager yeast, sweet malt, caramel and a bit of fruit. Lager yeast flavor with sweet malt, fruit and crisp noble hops before a creamy caramel finish.
baraciisch (1505) - USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is citrusy, flavor definitely not as hoppy or even sweet as Sierra Nevada’s 30th anniversary version, but definitely a solid beer nonetheless...
Dogbrick (7113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2010 Sample at the brewpub. This beer is a clear copper-orange color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Hops and fruit in the nose. Medium, clean body with flavors of sweet caramel malt, grain and fruit. Mild hops in the background. The finish is sweet with a lingering malt aftertaste. Above average overall.
cpetrone84 (1164) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2010 Had from a fresh growler poured at Fat Head’s Pittsburgh.
A-pours a clear golden orange color with a dense creamy white head.
S-the nose has a lightly toasted bready malt, a good bit of caramel and brown sugar, notes of sticky pine and a touch of grapefruit in the back.
T-the taste is quite nice, subtle notes of caramel and toasted bread, brown sugar, a touch of pine, nice hops presence in the back, grapefruit and light bitterness. very different bock, strong hop presence.
M-smooth and syrupy with a lighter medium body and enough carbonation to hold throughout. the finish has a hint of crispness and is very oily throughout.
D-this has huge balance and almost seems like an imperial ipa. very hoppy with a good malt presence, quite drinkable!
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Experienced on tap in an English pint glass. The beer pours a medium golden color, with a relatively frothy and fairly dense white head. The nose gives a bit of bready malt character, followed by on odd, almost estery character. The palate lacks the deep malt notes that are present in the best examples of the style. The beer is clearly malt-forward, but lacks depth. Also out-of-character is the aforementioned estery note. Overall, not terrible, but in need of a more aggressive malt character, and a reevaluation of the yeast’s assertiveness.