berkshirejohn (6075) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle from a Hannaford Supermarket in Kennebunk, ME. Amber with a thin off-white head; malty aroma; malty taste with a touch of caramel and estery fruit; and a biscuity finish. Fairly close to the Burton style - well Bass at least.
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear copper color. The head is a one finger off-white shade. It’s actually pretty uniform in texture - thick, too. Retention is pretty solid and lacing is minor.
S: It’s mainly toasted malts on the forefront, with a fruity undercurrent (think stone fruit). Slight hints of diacetyl are also present. As it sits in the glass, it shows off more fruit notes. Not bad, not bad at all.
T: Again, toasted is a decent word to describe the flavor profile. Some nondescript fruit esters congeal at the middle of the palate before an upsurge of (malt) bitterness finishes this off. The aforementioned fruit notes pop up more strongly on certain sips. It’s certainly well made and balanced well - it’s just not my style at all.
M: I could use a bit more crisp dryness to help counteract the malty linger on the palate. The carbonation here is quite zesty, but it’s not quite enough. Having said that, it’s not undrinkable by any stretch - it seems to become drier as I drink more of this, in fact.
O: Biases against crystal malt and English-style pale ales aside, this one does the job well. It’s richer than its low ABV would suggest, too. The old adage "it’s not you, it’s me" is appropriate for this one. Still, I can imagine this one being rock-solid on cask.
malrubius (2614) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bright copper with lasting head and lace. Fruity bready aroma with a hint of hops. Malty bready grainy ripe peach fruity sweetness with mild herbal hop bitterness. Medium body. Not bad.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
4/17/2011. From bottle. Amber color with a white head. Fruity aromas with caramel and malt. Caramel flavors with hints of hops and fruit. Too watery.
BackyardDogs (41) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice pale ale. Wish I could try one with a nice lobster. Smooth combination of flavors and somewhat unique. Mine was from a bottle (mix & max). Would like to try this again.
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RogertheKid (90) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A basic beer, not well balanced. Drinkable, but not ratable, taste like a lot of the average pale ale out there.
Ed5388 (3225) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear amber/orange color with a creamy off white head. Aroma of toasted, caramel, and some floral and grassy hops. Taste of caramel, toasted grain, grass, and light citrus.
VincentDamon (475) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bière achetée dans le Maine. 12 onces. Belle couleur ambrée et effervescence visible. Mousse fugace il faut dire. Nez de houblon et de citron, avec un brin de sel marin. En bouche, c’est plus caramélisé, et le houblon amène en finale une amertume qui pourrait toutefois être mieux balancée et qui agace un peu à la longue. Bon petit produit quand même. Cheers!
guil0000 (396) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear copper color with a small white head. Quite a lot of carbonation and the head stays for a pretty long time. Caramel and hop nose. Sweet taste with a small hop finish. Quite good and refreshing
rondphoto (4103) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear medium amber, 2 finger beige head that lingers awhile, horizontal streaks of lace. Taste is caramel malt up front that is joined by very assertive carbonation and a fair amount of bittering. The hops linger far into the finish. The overall effect is of a brew that has a bloated feel to it eliminating any chance for sessioning. It nearly works.