Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 355ml. Amber/copper beer, almost no head. Smells really nice hoppy, flowery, peachy and some caramel in the background. The flavours are not so pronounced hoppy, but it is there, more caramelish and malty like an english bitter, some sweetness too. More hoppy, bitter, long and fruity finish. Well balanced, good beer!
konair1 (66) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Copper amber color. Small lasting head. A great tofee and spicy hops flavor. A great Chicago beer.
walleye (1094) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from the tap. poured a copper amber, with a small ring of off white head do to the fact that person who poured the beer into the mug filled it to the top. araoma mild hops, some sweetness, malts, amd a hint of grain. flavor, the hops and malts were well balanced, honey nice bitterness, spices. good beer going to have to try from the bottle because on tap it was good. nice smooth mouthfeel to this.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
good quailtity drinking beer. Starts easy and finishes even easier. Iíd liked this - it was real good!!
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose is subtle with some malt. Pours medium copper-amber. Flavour is nicely bitter with some citrus and a touch of herbaceousness - maybe some thyme or something. Finish is long and dry, although the palate is a little watery.
undsioux7 (871) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2007 RestaurantI really enjoyed this beer from start to finish. A light copper. A little cloudy. Smooth clean very good beer.
Had a second taste. Not at a restauraunt this time and it wasnít quite as good, but still good.
tbarnette (105) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy, tastes good, aftertaste leaves a little to be desired... Gives slight cottonmouth.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 16, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted 16/04/2006. 330ml bottle from Rumbleís, Wellington.
Pale copper, bright, lightly carbonated, with a foamy light-tan head that laces a little but doesnít linger for long. Barley sugars and nutty grain on the nose, a hint of citrus and an appealing, faint and slightly musty, yeast note. Dry toffee-like malt up front, in the mouth, with a mild lolly sweetness. This is followed by citrus hop flavour and a strong, pepper and grass, bitterness. The malt profile holds all the way through the bitter finish. Slightly hard water but not quite as much as some English pales, like Taylorís Landlord. Soft-medium carbonation in the mouth, medium weight. Great beer, well crafted. A classic strong pale ale, which Iím surprised hasnít scored more strongly on here. Perhaps a little too subtle for the US market.
mnurda (1239) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 12, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
3.23 average. This is crazy. What a great taste, colour, and carbonation. Man I wished I lived in Chicago.
fiulijn (18780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2007 2007-09-29, draught at the brewpub, Clybourn location, 6-3-7-4-14=34
Hazy light amber color. Light malt aroma, light hop. The mouthfeel is a bit dry, with some toffee flavor and a quite good hopping. Pleasant.
2006-01-27, bottle, 6-3-6-3-12=30
Hazy amber color. Aroma of beans, malt, hop. Some malt aroma, breakfast cereals and bra; somethingís wrong. Quite strong bitterness.