maekchu (1674) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Deschutes Portland brewpub, as "Gritty’s Best Bitter." Collaboration with Gritty McDuffs, brewed in Portland, OR (not Portland, ME). Rich caramel nose. Dark reddish color. Tasty caramel initial / hoppy, spicey, and a bit salty in mid / light wheat notes come in the finish. Medium body, with a bit of astringency. Rich stuff. More like a pale ale with extra caramel notes. Definitely a NW bitter.
TATE (255) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JAN 8, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper color with little head. Medicinal and piney aroma. Medicinal and cider flavor followed by a nice hop finish. Maybe I got an old one. This subpar from one of my favorite brewers.
czar (3660) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
cask at brewpub. clear pale yellow without a head. barely toasted malts, sweetish grains, no biscuity whatsoever. flat carbonation, light body, slightly bittering citrusy finish. blah.
Imaena (1689) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. This is a decent ale for a happy hour tibble down in the old port.
Reimer96 (1011) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Portland brewpub, pours a cloudy orangish amber with a white head, quite nice for a cask brew. Smell is faintly of malts and hops and taste is a nice smooth hop taste from the yakuza hops nice authentic European bitter.
kschep (1494) - DENMARK - DEC 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
#1063 bottle; nose Is eggwhite, cream, mediumweak sour leaves, tulip, feel is medium, carb is medium, taste is piss, weak dry lemon, grass, leaves, late soursweet hops note
BeerFanDan17 (954) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very classic bitter flavor with a unique hoppiness. Hint of caramel and frosted flakes cereal. Seriously.
patrick767 (3333) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
cask at Portland location - This amber colored brew has a mild malt aroma. There’s some good bitterness along with light caramel malt. It has a gently carbonated, light body with a little lingering hops bitterness. Okay.
bochi23 (115) - Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22oz bottle hand delivered to me from ME. Was very tasty. I wish that I would have had more to really do a worthwhile review... but my first impression was very good.
phaleslu (5701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the brewpub. Pours a mostly clear tea color with no visible carbonation or head. Light aroma of grass, tea, and pale malts. Flavor of tea, grass, cereal grains, and smooth, sweet malts. Light-bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. Decent.