Drake (10841) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
LSAT Freedom Trip #46. Keg at the Auburn location. Clear copper, thin foamy white head, good retention. Aroma of toasted malts, berries, floral hops, grain. The taste is toasted malts, caramel, mild hoppy finish. Medium bodied, low carbonation, drinkable.
DiarmaidBHK (3821) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at brewpub. Pours copper hued an with a thin white head. Not much on the nose. A bit malty on the tongue with a faint hop presence. Finished clean. Eh!
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The_Osprey (3839) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, gravity dispense at GBBF 2015. Dark orange, still, small foamy white head. Aroma is resinous, toffee, gluey. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is gluey, toffee, resin with some caramelised fruits. It’s a fairly accurate copy of a mediocre traditional British bitter. Not what American breweries have become famous for, but OK in its own right.
Scopey (9768) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at GBBF 2015. It pours clear deep amber with a decent white head. The nose is soft, brown bread, wood, leather, toasty cereal, varnish, apricot and mild toffee. The taste is bitter, toasty, grainy, caramel, toffee, peach, grainy, leather, peach pie, chalkiness, wood with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Ho hum pseudo - bitter. Nothing specifically wrong, just basic.
mR_fr0g (6036) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask gravity at gbbf 2015 day 3. Aroma is light mineral, hedgerow hop, berry, . clear golden orange coloured pour with s lasting off white head. Flavour is composed of nutty stale malts, berry, mineral, orange chalky. Palate is dry, mineral. Moderate carbonation. OK. Not bad.
GIJOE (974) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear reddish brown with a thin white head that fades quickly. Nose is faint grain and malt. Taste is mildly bitter. Medium body. Decent brew.
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yngwie (15605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the brewpub. A clear, dark golden beer with a small off-white head. Fruity, lightly malty aroma. Pine cones, grass and a hint of something toffee-like. It’s super smooth and soft on the palate, full bodied and quite dry. Bread-like malts, pine cones and grass in the flavor, flower hints, soft bitterness. Lasting fruity finish. Quenching, easy drinkable and a bit too British. 150609
Meilby (9823) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Gritty McDuff’s Brew Pub, Portland, ME
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, biscuit, caramel and grass. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long malty, biscuit and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
tfontana (208) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 3, 2015
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle from Epsom Circle Market. Aroma is grassy/herb/salad and a little bit like Elmer’s Glue. Appearance is hazy gold with good sparkle and massive fluffy white head (actually a little annoying) and copious splotchy foamy lacing. Taste starts sweet, like white wine and then turns as if wine that has gone over (perhaps my beer had?) and a little sour. Palate is thin, light bodied with absent carbonation and I don’t know if I’d call it a finish or just a bad taste left in my mouth. Brew date was 2/15 so shouldn’t be spoiled by now. I think it’s just a rotten beer; I poured the remainder of it out--most of the 22 ounces. At this point I’ve learned my lesson--I have never liked anything brewed by this brewer and this will be the last beer of theirs I try.
LuckyDog (614) - - APR 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
I don’t see a lot of bitters here in the U.S. This one is pretty good. Moderate bitterness. Low malt.