nickd717 (3623) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 2009. Pours a clear reddish-copper color with a nice lasting white head. Aroma is bready malt, floral hops, fruity esters, and some mild diacetyl. Flavor is bread and butter (diacetyl) as well as floral hops, caramel, honey, and some fruity notes. Body and carbonation are medium. Not a very exciting beer overall, but not bad.
unclemattie (4356) - Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Free State. Copper color. Buttery aroma. Flavor has a distant sweet malt. Finishes with a woody hop. A touch of butter, I don’t know about that...
beastiefan2k (2804) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shaker @ the brewpub (a few times). Color is clear reddish color. Aroma is very green, harvest vine, hops, sharp mineral aspect and a touch of diacetyl. Flavor has a stronger bitterness and a sharper mineral character, and some more of that caramerl and diacetyl mixed in, which really throws me off. Why have the hops and the diacetyl mixed together (I am assuming it was meant to be that way).
Indra (2700) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub. Malty, fruity aroma, some red apple skin and faintly floral perfume, some light brown sugar and faint pear. Clear deep red color with a sparse but interesting head pattern and nice lacing. Flavor is full of sweet malts, caramel, fruit, lightly spicy, earthy hop and gentle bitterness. Hops come through a bit more on the finish. Hint of butterscotch late. Mouthfeel is semi-dry with a moderate degree of effervescence, body is medium. Not bad.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear, reddish bronze body with a finger-width, thick and frothy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a pretty lacing. Aroma is slightly toasty and biscuity malts with a mild citrus hop. Deep caramels and a light resin becomes more noticable after a few minutes. Flavor is a medium amount of herbal, dense forest bitterness with a nice rounded caramel. Resiny citrus throughout and a bit of the biscuit from the aroma. Finishes malty with a light caramel sweetness, but dry with lots of lingering, resiny bitterness. Thinner to medium bodied, but I think the slicker feel works well for this. Overall, a very tasty, straightforward red. Nice balance and big, dense bitterness. I’m becoming a huge fan of well made red’s. Good one.
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good brew but once again, I think someone is entering the styles in wrong...this is definitely an American Red. Sweet notes of caramel, grapes and red stuff are the aromas. Flavor is strange upon arrival...an odd sweetness that balances out in departure of bitter....I give up...
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of theisti. Pours a deep, clear bronze with a creamy off-white head that leaves sheets of creamy lace in its wake. A sweet, slightly burnt malt note is backed by a solid hit of citric and lightly resinous hops. Light to medium bodied and slick with a seamless bitter hopped finish. Round, clean, sweet malt with a solid supporting citric hop backing. This is a very drinkable and tasty pale. Thanks a lot for bringing this back from Lawrence for me, Tim!
theisti (3451) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10 oz draft pour at the brewpub. Pour is red golden, clear body with a one inch off white head. Nice thick lacing is left behind on the glass. Pretty beer. Aroma of mild biscuit malt, some resin bitter hoppiness. Taste is big resin bitterness, peaty maltiness, some more maltiness. Palate is drying, long, bitter and resinous. Nice one.