frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber under sudsy white. MIld hop aroma with a pepperd character that rings of pepperoni. Add to that a touch of green asparagus and I can only guess that I’m hungry. I’d estimate the ABV at ~8%. Thick and smooth with a sweet, malty backdrop to the citrusy flavor.
<font size=-4>On cask at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/events-detail.asp?eve of the Living Ales III, Goose Island Wrigleyville 03/03/07</font>
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
NotLA3. my favorite beer at the festival probably. quite malty but terrifically well balanced. tons of round flavor, which was a nice departure from the dead horse hops everything else was. a tiny bit of wood
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice treat for this hop-head. It’s an amber colored brew with a scant head that laces nicely nonetheless. I don’t know what the ABV is, but something about this beer lends a whiskey-like touch to the otherwise malty, hopped up aroma. Nicely balanced but with a slight sourness, the earthy hops build up in the flavor that ends on a hop-head pleasing bitter note. Nice.
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Zeswaft (1641) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at NotLA 2007 GI-wrigleyville. Surprised nobody entered this yet. This was my #2 vote of the night. Another realy hoppy strong ale amongst the others but more balanced and enjoyable than puckering hops. amber color. from the clybourn brewpub. I like how GI is brewing more of this hoppy beers, or dry-hopping matilda with simcoe hops. then again i’m a hophead.