dnstone (2524) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet nose. Murky brown with a small head. Straight and simply malty...rather one-dimensional, though by design.
Notes: Found this old rating, shame to see the General Lafayette go.
jmm635 (983) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another unimpressive brew from GLI. Slight detection of roasted malts and nuttyness in the aroma and flavor. Medium bodied, decent carbonation - drinkable.
JAXSON (535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the General. Poured dark brown with a nice prickly beige head. Nose of subtle caramel malt, saaz hops (?), yeast. Extremely balanced flavor with some slightly fruity, yeasty elements, a good caramel malt base, and the hops. Really liked this one...I think I read that this is the brewer’s favorite of all the GL beers. It’s a highly sessionable, flavorful mild ale that was really well executed.
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the GLI Brew Pub. Poured a darker brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of roasted and burnt malts and some caramel. Tastes of the same burnt/roatiness, caramel, and somewhat nutty.
italianjohn (2848) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown pour little off white head and some lacing ..... caramel and nut malt aroma .... nice sweet caramel & nutty roasted malt flavor with a slight bitter finish .... a great mild ale to chill and watch the phils game with
egajdzis (6014) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Cask at General Lafayette] Red amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of cocoa, caramel, and dark fruits. Taste of raisins, citrus fruits, caramel malts, nuts, and finishing semi-sweet.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brownish in color with a roasty, malty aroma that is quite inviting. Flavor has some nice breadiness and light hops with a pleasant finish. Its still a mild, but damn good for the style.