keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very cloudy dark tan with natural mottled cream-colored head. This smells like those familiar sweet citrus aromas from the cascade hops. Actually smells like a west coast apa or ipa. More subdued though. There are dark fruit notes in the flavor...the closest beer comparison I can find in my mental catalog is a very hoppy barleywine, such as Avery’s Hog Heaven. Really nicely balanced bitterness with smooth maltiness. I would much enjoy this ale during an afternoon watching football.
drywallman (351) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque dark ambere brew, with a nice white head that lasts a while as well as the lacing through the whole drink. Initial aroma and slight taste of grape, date, fig, etc., followed by a strong, clean almost cutting (but not quite) hop flavor. About right for an ESB.
valpoaj (705) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber pour; frothy white head. Light aroma has hints of fruit and is dominated by toasty malts. Very nice flavor...a good deviation from the traditional autumn ales. Hoppy flavors don’t go over the top, and combine with some toasted nut accents and smooth caramel malts. I’m not the type to comment much on the lacing a drink leaves, but WOW, this beer leaves a ridiculous amount of lacing on your glass. A quality, not-a-run-of-the-mill brew from the folks at GI
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ GI – Clear dark amber, creamy white head. Fresh earthy grapefruit nose sit on rich molasses and toasted caramel notes. Well balanced soft earthy grapefruit flavors balance on touches of pineapple and sweet toffee malt. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry, lightly bittersweet finish. Good brew to session while watching Sunday football…
jezmez68 (404) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Smells of toasted wheat bread and malts. Pours a nice copper-brown, nice little white head. Wasn’t looking forward to this as I think the whole "harvest/Oktoberfest" style is overkilled this time of year. I know, when else are you gonna have it, but this is actually pretty good. Nice toasty taste, decent mouthfeel, doesn’t leave a coating on the tongue. Nice beer.
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle. Fruity, toasty aroma, lightly citric and malty, some wood, pine and hop spice along with faint orange notes. Orange-amber color, very lightly hazy, with a lasting, fine head and matching lace. Flavor is nicely balanced and mild, some light, toasty, honeyish and caramel malt sweetness blended with fresh, fruity hops, these gently citric and spicy, lending considerable drinkability. Soft, smooth palate, body is light-medium. Not a strongly hoppy Harvest style, perhaps even a touch too unassuming.
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. copper. carbonated to off white head. crisp citrus hops and sweet malt aroma. mild flavor. grainy, moderate bitter hops and caramel sweet finish. fairly average.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle, not much head, but some very good flavor. Nice regular release from Goose.
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - OCT 28, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange hue. Tan dense foam. Low head retention. Interesting hop character on nose, some citrus but also some pepper notes. Nice maltiness with clean finish that is on the dry side. Slightly yeast/meaty note.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can’t remember who donated this one, but thanks! Orange color with a faint citrus hop nose. Creamy mouth feel with citrus hop falvor.