imgod945 (2) - New York, USA - AUG 22, 2004
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Yuck! sour!!! is that how it supposed to taste? almost like drinking vinegar? thought I had a bad bottle from my monthly BeverageBistro.com initially, but when the next bottle tasted just as awful...I guess it’s not the place, but the beer!!
RedBurn (11) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I suppose others may have had a bad bottle, but I’m lucky - I can get it straight from the source in downtown Raleigh. I have, in fact, never had it bottled. Greenshields is a gratifying beer on-site, with a smooth, strong flavor and a fair color. I recommend it to visitors - we locals already know...
ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2004
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
uh oh, i have a feeling what ive been thinking was "bad bottles" of beer, is actually the beer. all of these beers smell the same, fruity and sour smelling like a jolly rancher. its amber in color, but for gods sake, is this a beer? there is no presence of hops, malt, whatever you think is in beer, doesnt appear to be in this. its not very good, i dont think i would recommend anyone to drink anything from this brewery. this beer is horrid. i think i liked their ipa actually, but all the others ive had, are sir- not worth a fuck.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 23, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium brown color, Large head. Aroma is malty, nutty and sweet. A medium bodied amber. Malts are nutty and sweet. Hops are slightly spicy. This beer is a touch lactic, possibly infected. This is also the 2nd beer from this brewery that has this ‘quality’. Otherwise it’s pretty much a run of the mill amber. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and a touch sour
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft) Clear amber with off-white head. Aroma is mild sweet, some herbal, some pepper. Taste is peppery, medium sweet, some herbal, finishes grassy/herbal. Light/medium body, quite quaffable.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not much aroma. Chemical taste - unbalanced
malt flavor. No hops to mention, either. Somewhat
ok, but not worth repeating unless its free.
kublai3 (175) - Staten Island, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2001
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2000
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2004 The beer after departing the 12-ounce brown bottle sets in the glass a reddish-brown with a fair to middling frothy light tan head that evaporates quickly leaving a sufficient sheet of lace to cover the glass. Nose is all malt, a bit astringent and the start slightly sweet with a light grain profile and the top light in its feel to the palate. Finish is crisply acidic and the hops adequate in their spiciness, very dry, drinkable.