yngwie (16507) - 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 (10959) - 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 (697) - 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 (615) - - 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.
alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a friend from notes. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale malts, caramel, moderate sweetness, grass, herbal notes, tea, mild to moderate bitterness, very average stuff.
dlovell2 (1771) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Freeport location. Pours Amber with white head. Biscuity malt aroma with caramel. Sweet caramel malt start with some biscuity malt notes and a dry pine hop finish. Some yeast spiciness. Nice bitter.
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft Freeport brewpub. Copper. Malty caramel aroma. Biscuit and hoppy pine in the taste with herbal notes. Nice bitterness that builds up. Pretty good.
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JK (5743) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber purchased at the brewpub. Brown color. Very little aroma. Flavor has a hint of caramel, nuts, and dry malt. Dry, bitter aftertaste.
Bulk_Carrier (3741) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a brown body and has a thick, lumpy white head that lasts for about forty seconds. Some carbonation is seen rising with minimal lacing around the glass.
The smell was malty with some earthy hops, some nuttiness comes out as the beer warms.
The taste was centered around the malts and it gives a pretty good sweet yet earthy and slightly bitter flavors. Everything is balanced pretty well. Some apple comes out once the beer warms.
On the palate, it sat at/about a medium, and had the right amount of carbonation that is felt on the tongue.
Overall, this was a pretty good beer that I would have again.
maekchu (3460) - 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.