Lubiere (11589) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden dark amber ale with a thick moka head. A strong caramel malt aroma with a bit of nuts and some smoked notes. In mouth, a sweetish malt with loads of fruits, dark molasses, warming alcohol. Medium bodied. Very classy.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy gold with thin white head. Mild aroma, honey and some malt sweetness. Sweet flavor, but nothing really standing out. I had it on tap at the brewpub and I believe it was much higher than the 6.1% ABV listed here. I thought it anything it tasted a little strong...which doesn’t seem to be what people had before.
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Goose Island Clybourn. Pours a medium amber with very mild aroma. Malty, bready & kind of dull. Malts dominate here but taste is rather muted & watered down. Ok
alexanderj (3441) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Clybourn. Color was gold/amber. Not much aroma, but mostly malt/sweetness. Flavor was similar; sweet malt with some breadiness and light fruit presence. Not too flavorful, but solid overall.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted 4/30/08. Sample from the Clybourne brewpub. Hazy with a dull golden reddish hue. Minimal head. Grainy sugary aromas. Light to medium bodied. Smooth yet bitter. Mild effervescence. Slightly tart and nutty. Mild lingering hop note. Mildly grassy. Meh...
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at gi cly. pours hazy amber with small head. nose is toasty, toffee. flavor is caramelly, a touch of dark fruit, clean finish but a bit too sweet. drinkable and smooth.
Ughsmash (7429) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Clybourn (as Myebock... 26% rye malt used, 6.8% alcohol). Poured a medium caramel/amber with a short off-white head... some lacing at the top. Toasted caramel, nuttiness, earth, grains, and spices in the nose... quite complex malt profile. Strong caramel and toffee base to the flavor, with spicy rye, light earthy & floral bitters at the edges, and some alcohol highlights at the back. Medium fruits showed up as this warmed. Medium carbonation and body. Not exceptionally smooth across the palate.. with rather brash alcohol highlights. A tad rough around the edges, but respectable overall.
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
clyborn. not as good as it looks. kinda lacking in personaltiy, but i suppose that would be good with dinner as the deScription suggests. not a big fan.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Clybourn - Deep orange, thick off white head. Nose was nice with tones of peppery hops, sweet fuzzy fruit, bread and light toffee. The flavor was one in the same with just a bit of alcohol shining thru as well. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, Sahara dry, fuzzy fruit finish. Well...guess I’m the minority here, but I really dug it!
Zeswaft (1505) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with red tint. Not too strong malt or hop presence. Really smooth and enjoyable with medium body. Good for drinking with dinner.