bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
this was a deep amber with a nice biegie head. nice citrus and malt aroma. Medium bodied,with a taste of caramel malt sweetness, fruitness,and a definite citrus hop bite in the finish. I don'tknow how much to style this is, but it was quite an enjoyable brew.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this on tap at Jamesport brewery. They have a guest tap that recently has featured Founders stuff and this is great - gives me a chance to catch Founders’ seasonals from far away. This one wasn’t that impressive, dark and funky, with a significant clash (rather than a balance) between malt and hops. Both are strongly present, but their controversy (which I’d say the malt wins) leaves a kind of unclean sensation, the residue of a battlefield you might say.