JK (5028) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Skyview. A simple beer in a style that can be boring. Bitter hop aroma and hops in the flavor, balanced by malt.
Dogbrick (9611) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewery taproom. The beer pours a deep bronze color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of floral hops, oak and fruit. Light to medium body with an oaky character and flavors of citrus and caramel malt. The finish is oaky with an earthy hops aftertaste. Decent brew that trumps the base beer in my opinion.
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The oak flavor is nice and subtle. It goes with the pale ale flavors well. Golden in color and refreshing.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Brouwer’s Cafe:   Now that’s a fiery Amber, has this really bright fiery orange hue.   Moderate white head, fairly nice lacing.   Pale hoppy nose, smidgen of Oak.   More Oak shows up on the tongue.   Very smooth, soft hops, well balanced.   Backside has a little risidual mealiness and basement like funkiness.   Guessing that is from the Oak.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   While this beer gained the interesting aspect of White Oak, ito me it seems to have lost something on the base Universale.   Even though the Oak isn’t too strong, it overshadows the Pale Ale aspect.   Still very enjoyable tho.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Poured clear pale gold with a white head. Aroma was lemons, pine, and fresh spring air. Very earthy with a medium amount of bitterness. Medium body with no carbonation.
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler that was filled at the brewery... Poured vibrant golden/amber with a thick white head. Super woody, floral, freshly hopped aroma. Tasted very malty with a strong balance on the hops. Citrus, very dry in the finish. Little bit oak and warm wood tones, ginger, vanilla, almonds, leafy and malted grains.
skoisirius (1880) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite a nicely balanced little treat! What I really am enjoying about this is how balanced it all is! Light wood notes on the nose...the flavor is a general heady pale with a little slice of wood heaven with light oaked flavors. Generous hop notes compliment and blend very well with what going on with the oak. Again, it’s balanced, it goes down easy, it’s dank! Would love to see this is 6-packs!
BillKismet (3515) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bronze bodied with decent head. Subdued hop aroma, but an easy hop flavor across a solid background of grains.
luttonm (3307) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome session pale with well done oakiness. Smooth and fullbodied. Sweet floral hop finish. Lovely and interesting, the oak adds a new layer on an otherwise great base beer. I think I’ll stick with that base though, no need to get in the way of that pale ale.
bvc (1180) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz draft Brouwer’s. Copper golden color with tight head and a touch of lacing. Sweet aromatic pineapple citrus nose, smells nice. Light body, kind of astringent not much malt and I do get some different wood notes. Kind of dries it out in the finish really. Really impressed with the nose.