j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Birdsall House during their Goose Island event. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Faint musk and citrus, sweet honey. Smooth and sweet, soft candy and musk. Sweet finish with a touch of alcohol.
TheAlum (6428) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Sheffields (Chicago, IL). Pours a glowing straw golden hue, decent haze, small offwhite frothy head dies to a tiny film. Aromas are light estery pear, Pilsner malts, light yeastiness with a touch of fruitiness, bread dough, and light citrusy lemon hopping. Initial is a blast of pear, sweeter with bready malts, cookies, some light fruity yeast, lacks spice with cool honey and vanilla. Light lemony hops. Finish is sweet and mellow, a bit dissappointing. Some orange, applesauce