ziggy55311 (1) - - DEC 22, 2011 does not count
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Had this beer on tap at the brewery. I could not drink it at all. It is loaded with DMS and seriously flawed.
DiarmaidBHK (3724) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at Brewpub. It’s odd that they’d want to back a better version of Genny cream. Pours golden with a thin white head. Not much on the nose. Slightly gravelly taste on the tongue. Eh!
freekyp (1634) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
El Toro pours bright clear golden and is capped with a resilient frothy white head. Aromas of corn on the Cobb and grassy hops lead. Balanced flavor profile with a hint of bittering hops add some zest. Wonderful creamy mouthfeel.
OldGrowth (2913) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pint at brewery. Ok aroma, sweet, litely sour. had vineous streak about it, Wondering about that. Clean golden orange color, ok head and lace. Sweet and sour flavor. Lite body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. easy enough to drink, though now looking at other notes and from past tastes I’m thinking I either got an different beer, or this batch is off...will revisit
jtd6628 (359) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer. The one I would suggest to everyone. This crisp ale is great for hot summer weather as while as the freezing winter.
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From growler into a tall flute glass. Head is big bubbles and reduces to a thin top on a true gold beer. As billed, this one is an easy-drinker, but it still has a lot to keep you interested. Corn and sweetness. Unusual finish that I can’t quite place, other than a lot of sweet. Good amount of carbonation that rolls over the tongue. Perhaps not the most exciting Fullsteam beer, but perfectly enjoyable.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery reviewed from some old notes. Golden color is a little darker than macro lager’s usually are. Fresh hay flavors and smell, some toasted corn notes. Very clean finish. Light and drinkable without being watery. Not a great style, but a good session beer that also works as something to offer people who aren’t into craft beer.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Fullsteam, Toro City. Pale yellow pour, moderately undercarbonated but still fairly lively looking. Soft nose with some grain, very faint dry hops. Taste is stays medium, not in the Jim Zorn way but in an understated quaffer way. Decent for a style that’s not just underwhelming for the most part but entirely forgettable. The least ostentatious of Fullsteam’s offerings so far, but a good session brew.
nimbleprop (5886) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler, pours a totally clear honey yellow with zero head. Aroma of wet malts, a little chewable vitamin, bread. Flavor is lightly sweet, a little apple, a little honey. Watery finish.
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium orange color with a thin creamy head. Aroma is predominantly wheat-like with a bit of grassiness. Flavor is similar, with earthy and wheat-like characteristics. The addition of grits comes across as a sweet creamed corn flavor. Tingly carbonation mingles well with the flavor.