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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Editor’s Note: Contract brewed for Stienhaus Brewing Co. / Trader Joe’s by August Schell but more recently by River Trent Brewing in Ukiah, CA; which is assumed to be Mendocino Brewing as River Trent Brewing is not a true entity.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
The aroma is rather innocuous. The beer has a vague malty-yeasty character with a light spiciness. Finishes with a light alcohol note. An ok take on a strong ale, but nothing I feel like seeking out again. This one was brewed at Mendocino.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
argo0 (11327) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2006
(12oz bottle) Clear golden body with white head. Aroma is medium sweet, fruity. Taste is moderately sweet, cereal, some peach syrup, alcohol laden. Medium body, some stickiness.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/11/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

clear copper, wispy white head, sweet malty aroma with a strong corn presence, rich malt flavor, lots of corn flavor, light bitterness, lots of flavor for the style

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
Rating: 2.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 6, 2007
Sort of a light spicy, citrus aroma. Golden color like a lager, with a frothy white head that almost laces. The spice becomes definitely noticeable as the glass approaches the lips. Thin. Fizzy. Nice floral notes, something of breadiness, and a bitter that is mild but florally attractive. Not really all that citrusy, but the spice notes appear in the finish. It is rather light, especially for an amber, but it is rather tasty.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (10605) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Golden orange pour with a white head. Lemon, grass, and sweet grain on the aroma. Some hints of yeast, metallic notes, and some damp straw. Tastes of bread, grain, lemon peel, and grass. Lightly metallic on the palate, some weak floral hop notes, and very light bitterness on the finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tmoney99 (10411) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2005
Bottle 12 oz from TraderJoe’s. Cloudy golden amber with a medium white head that diminshed quickly. Soft malty sweet aroma. Light to medium body. Medium malt and hop flavor with a small bitter finish. Tasted once.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Bottle @ home, courtesy of my brother Justin. Thanks! Clear, golden yellow appearance with a white head. Bland grainy, corn, pale barley malty, grassy hoppy nose. Somewhat bitter, corny, grainy, bland flavor. More like a cream ale or an American Pale Ale without hops. Pretty shitty.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2007
12oz bottle acquired in trade with ughsmash (thanks!). Poured a medium and clear golden/amber color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of spiciness, citrus, and biscuity. Tastes of the same. Thinner body. Boring.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
GT2 (8176) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
[ Bottle ][ DedicatedToFun ][ 12oz ][ Tasting ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 5/10/14 ]
>> Clear deep golden pour with weak foam. Nose is old, sticky, wet dog. Taste is white grape, paper, toothpaste, apple skin. Palate is papery, apple skin tannic.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2008
12 ounce bottle from Trader Joe’s in Short Pump/Glen Allen, VA. Pours a clear orange-ish pale amber with a medium head, low retention and moderate lacing. Grainy malt aroma with some slight caramel and fruity notes. Taste is caramel, pear and some stone fruits. Not much bitterness. Medium body.


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