generallee08 (756) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The body has a slight haze and a faded orange gold color. There is a lot of tight fine carbonation supporting a tall off white head. The head is thick, creamy and long lasting. It also makes lots of cool lacing on the glass as I drink. In the nose there is a mix of modest pale bready malt with some balanced hops. The hops are some what lemony, floral and leafy. The flavor has a good base maltiness with a solid bready and pale grain with a light fruity back note. This hooks up with the hops and brings nice floral and mild lemon like citrus notes with a little herbal/leafy character as well. The hop bitterness takes over in the finish and lingers nicely and begs for some nice salty pretzels.
bellco33 (502) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass: Pours amber with a thin white head. Aroma of light citrus, caramel, and malt sweetness. Taste is mild citrus, resin, caramel, and a little nutty. Medium body, medium carbonation, this is a pretty nice sessionable beer.
thrashers2x (46) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Surprisingly citrus-y and nice hop finish. Nice hop aroma and finish. Good session beer.
geologyguy (1029) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
slightly citrusy hop smell, taste is a bit hoppy with good amount of citrus hop flavor...not too much...perhaps just a bit too much? smooth maltier flavor upon swallowing...finishes hoppier...decent, just a tad too bitter for me...
puboflyons (2634) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with a bottling date of Feb 27, 2014 back when it was probably snowing and freezing. And now it is May and this has a nice cloudy amber pour with an off-white head that lingers and laces. The caramel malty sweetness comes forward loud and clear in the aroma with any hop bitterness way in the background. It is sweet like the style recommends. The body is medium and smooth. The taste is also quite sweet and roasty with little to no bitterness filling in the blanks. It is a good representation of the style, which is pretty traditional.
574deadzone (1250) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled May 15, 2014 (nice). Pours a clear darker gold with a thick beige head that settles to a thick ring and film, leaving lots of hanging, dripping soapy lace. Nose involves some toffee malt notes, subtle floral and spicy hops, and some darker bread character. Fairly sweet, quite bitter. Medium bodied, softer carb, a bit oily, with a bready doughy crisp bitter finish. Well made, drinkable brew. Easygoing, yet has some substance to it.
marcus (7805) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours dark amber with a nice off-white head and a bread and toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied pale malt flavor with moderate hop bitterness. Refreshing and easy to drink.
HeadyDE (609) - Delaware, USA - APR 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle pour light copper yellow color..slightly hazy when held up to light..nose is combo of rye bread and caramel.bit of sprucy hops..taste is slightly bitter with a not so great honey dominance and a metallic presence..not my cup of tea..
bhensonb (12744) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle provided by Liz. Pours clear bright copper with a slight, transient beige head. Aroma is floral with slightly roasty malt. Med body or nearly. Flavor starts roasty malt followed by a low dose of mostly floral hop. It’s bitter and finishing towards dry. Drinking good.
BierMeHoos (356) - Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light gold with a huge foaming white pillowy head. Aroma is bready malts and some floral hops. Slightly stale in a way.