hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft... Pours mostly clear and dirty-orange with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. The nose offers notes of toffee, graininess and caramel. Full-bodied with gentle carbonation. The flavor is bright, snappy and nicely-balanced, displaying not only English hops, but malty notes of toffee and caramel as well. Short, crisp, refreshing finish.
Bierkrug (2132) - - MAR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle in Fort Lauderdale. A a really nice Buddha bottle. Pours a moderate amber-henna-copper, fairly clear and with an off-white head. Flavors are crisp and reasonable. Some juicy hops, only slightly isovaleric and cheesy. Malts are okay, but for me, too heavy on the caramel malt. Alcohols are clean. This fine, but nothing particularly notable, really. Just kind of a middle and average pint of "ale",