BroSpud (1359) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Included as part of a sampler at the brewpub. Tried many of the GI offerings over several visits to the brewpub while living in Chicago. I remembered liking pretty much everything but do not remember specifics.
Jimrbb (16) - USA - APR 9, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
from tap. didn’t impress me. caramel malts. very watery beer. mild and fruity. easy to drink.
BBB63 (5411) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Clybourn and served in a MBA pint glass: Coppery hue with a fizzy lasting head and okay lace. The aroma is SAAZ, SAAZ, SAAZ and some biscuity and caramel malt with a hint of apple esters. The taste has a clean mild bitterness with matching malt background. Minor fruity acidity and herbs on the finish. Sprite and refreshing mouth feel with a dry finish. Good for the style and easy to drink.
Ughsmash (6670) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at GI – Clybourn. Poured clear, brilliant coppery-amber with a well-retained cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet caramel with some herbal accents.. a bit of cola sweetness as well.. overall malty and pleasant. The flavor had sweet caramel at the core with herbal and floral bitterness.. sweet complexion and lighter with a nice feel to it.. more bitterness emerged with warmth. Lighter-bodied and well-balanced. This was an enjoyable beer on all fronts, and I could drink a lot of it.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Cly. Semi-clear dark amber color with off-white head. Aroma is very fruity with caramel malt, all of it is very light. Hoppy citrus flavor at first, caramel and dough backing it up, fruity as well. Creamy medium body and well carbonated. Nice a little too fruity.
kseecs16 (1158) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Clybourn Pub 12/1/2007. Light palate, dry malt finish that lingers nicely. Nice color, but effecescent look
and palate detracta from the malt body. Decent.
csbosox (1204) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Clybourn. 5oz pour. Earthy/spicy hops are apparent in the aroma along with a nice malt backing. Malty with a fair amount of munich malt present along with some really nice earthy/spicy hops. A fair amount of hop bitterness. Nice mouthfeel. IMO this is a nice example of the style and a really nice beer.
JMerritt (1676) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Clybourne brewpub on December 23, 2006. Copper-red with a moderately sized off-white head. Berryish, dry wheat flavor. Rye, straw aroma. Moderately carbonated. Was good with my stilton burger.
Zeswaft (1275) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Clybourne. Not much in the way of aroma. Flavor is really buttery tasting. almost exactly like popcorn. Somewhat limp texture. Overall very lower-upper-middle-class.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 16, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the Wrigleyville location. Clear red-brown color with orange highlights. Head was thin and off white in color. Smelled of dried cherry and light sprucy hops. Fruity and slightly sweet up front. Dry with a subdued malty brown sugar flavor in the middle and grassy hops at the end.