nearbeer (3278) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz; 08 date stamp with 5.5% abv indicated (not 5.8 as shown in the description). Clear golden with a large meringue head that lasts all day. Spicy yeast and dry grassy herb, maybe some slight citrus in the aroma. Grain and dry grass front turns to a slightly toasted flavor and then to a yeasty-grassy herb mix of mint and citrus flavors. Light-medium body is smooth with some tingle, and a slightly dry finish. Nice springtime beer.
cheap (3656) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2008
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at the Vintage! Ubiquitous appearance. Aroma is rather sweet and candy. At first comes across like a premium lager or pilsner then a weird bitterness sets in.Carbonation is present but not above average. Finish is almost medicinal maltish alky. Hangs around for a while after the session.
Suttree (4734) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bright, clear yellow, with... OK, I’m gonna stop right there. I don’t try to rate to style, but sometimes I can’t help but rate to expectations. And this was not what I was expecting. Very, very filtered, and no yeast characteristics at all. And I’ve been impressed with Flying Dog’s Gonzo and more recently the Saison. But this was a disapointment, along the lines of Star Wars Episode I. So, to sum up, it’s a decent Golden Ale.
ObsceneOne (32) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Too much carbon dioxide, filtered, sad attempt at a great style. Do not bother
maltdog (609) - Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
The saturated gold fluid almost glows with an inner, eerie light. Unfortunately flaccid foam quickly dwindles with no lacey remnants of its existence. Disappointing grassy/skunky, corny/dms, and metallic scents constitute the majority of the aroma… and the suggestions of green banana, wet wool funk, and clovey incense sticks do nothing to enhance it. The mild doughy flavor features candy apple and trace phenolics, leading into a licorice and woody/chicken fat “budweiser” aftertaste. Bitterness proves below human threshold of taste. A milky texture with rye-like oiliness cannot hide the watery palate, and even the sparse carbonation seems gassy in contrast. This dimensionless beer lacks the rough charm of biere de garde and is far closer to a classic American (pre-prohibition) pilsner, sans hops, than anything else. Should come packaged in a 40-ounce twistoff bottle. A surprising development: one single bottle in the sixpack actually had a modicum of depth, a glimmer of sweet malt and spicy complexity, but I must treat this as a fluke.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours bright yellow with lots of slow-rising carbonation and a large, dense white head. The aroma is bready with some earth and zest notes. The flavor is bread, apples, floral hops, and is quite crisp at first. It finishes with a dark earthyness and some rye-like notes. Not bad.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden with a small white head that fades to a ring and leaves some lacing. Aroma of sweet malt and a hint of floral hops. Taste is the same as aroma with a hint of bready malt. Medium mouthfeel with a mild to moderate amount of bitterness and moderate carbonation. Good.
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
aroma of a pilsner .... looks like a Heineken .... flavor is nice, slightly sweet ... apples and light malts .... refreshing and easy drinking ... middle of the road good beer
Derek881 (917) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I tried this beer for the first time on tap at the brewery in Frederick. The beer had a cloudy, rich amber color with a decent-sized, foamy white head with average retention. The aroma was a pleasant mix of citrus hops with some sweet, toasty caramel malt. It had a good, lightly sweet taste, with a bit of bitterness for balance. Fairly smooth on the palate, and a wetter beer, without a whole lot of carbonation; a good mouthfeel. It was a solid beer, I was happy to give this one a try.