JMerritt (1863) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Wrigleyville in early June. Clear, dark red with a medium-sized white head. Roasty malt and rye aroma with some caramel and toffee. Dry, roasted malt and piney hop flavor, very robust and a great malt/hop balance. Dry, mildly carbonated finish.
ElGaucho (2272) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Wrigleyville. Had this after freezing and leaving early from a late May Cubs-Sox game. Despite rating this a little lower than the La Deuxieme I had before it, I enjoyed this more. Easy drinking but with flavor. An excellent session ale at only 5.0%. Moderate hop profile invites you to keep them coming. Slightly hazy amber body. Excellent lace.