TXBadger (2530) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours light brown with ivory head from a cask. Grassy notes on the nose, with a little leather. Piney grass on the palate, finishes semi-sweet.
jlruthven (608) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, on cask at the downtown Great Dane. Hazy reddish brown pour with small white head. Smells like mild hops and caramel. Taste isn’t as sweet: slight hops and toffee nuttiness. Very sessionable.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Had this on tap a couple times last night at the Great Dane Hilldale. I believe they were calling it Wooden River, but it’s the same recipe. Pours a clear but darker reddish brown. Aroma is nutty, some mild hop notes, but otherwise semi sweet and floral. TAste is clean, light and creamy with just a touch of hops near the finish. Realy well balanced brew."
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brew pub...A light copper beer with some really really nice carbonation...Really light aroma of bread but that’s about it, way to plan...The taste is equally dead, only a little alcohol and hops come through.
Easy to drink but not sure why you would at only 3.4% unless you trying to drink all day.
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyed on tap at The Great Dane downtown Madison, WI, pours a cloudy amber with a thick creamy white head, the aroma is of sweet malt and flavor is creamy with a decent malt balance, nothing special but not terrible.
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Faint aroma... not really much there... really malty with no bitterness... this was just all around bland and it’s tough to find anything to write about it
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask) Pours a clear amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Aroma of earth, nuts, florals, and caramel. Flavor of grass, earth, malty, and light pine with a bitter finish.
tmoreau (3695) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On the hand-pull at the lounge/pool room bar in downtown Madison. Poured to a GD pint glass a cloudy, brownish orange/amber, with off white, bubbly foam and clingy lacing. The aroma was of pleasant caramelly malt, and a hint of fruit sweetness. The flavor added a touch of citrus and moderate hop bitterness. With the low carbonation, the body felt a little light, but finished off with a nice dryness.
TheAlum (6942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz draft on tap at the brewpub (Madison, WI). Poured on cask, a thick dark amber body, opaque pour with creamy cakey offwhite head that laces exceptionally well. Aromas are a bit sweet, caramel and cream off the bat, with light florals. Mellow sweetness wins the day, slight biscuit, light. Initial is cask, caramel and toffee sweetness come on with a bit of pang of citrus and florals, touch of orange rind. Bitterness and citrus lingers over the sweetness, which dies out considerably. Amber feel, with some good hop. Impressive for a domestic cask ESB.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Wausau brewery. Amber color. Sweet, malty and very smooth, although I did detect a bit of butteriness in there.