esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Half Acre. Murky amber with a tiny white head. Aroma is bready with sweet malt, yeast and light tannins. Fruity and yeast with esters, black pepper and a spicy finish.
zebra (1775) - Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap @ original gansta tap takeover @ dryhopchicago. i thought orangey, but the friends i was with thought peachy. i did think it was peachy in its second sense, "unusually fine".
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft, rating from notes. Bright, shining, golden pour with a thick white head. Fruity, tart aroma with pronounced red apple and bear notes, some malty graininess as well as nondescript fruitiness. Apparent booze, some honey and macintosh apple notes. Flavor is quite boozy with some herbal hop bitterness, lots of sweet malts with mostly apple and pear fruity notes. Medium bodied, finishes with quite apparent alcohol.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit of pepper and light floral. Faint earth and a touch of light nuttiness on the back end.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Half Acre, Clear golden pour, little white head. Aroma of banana and other light fruit, taste of light fruit, floral and a bit of clove.
kaser (5637) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a draft at half acre. Fruity as hell. Sweet apricot aroma. Aticky head. Don't like this style but a good beer
Christpuncher (2792) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Excellent tripel from half acre. Really fruity and smooth. Light yellow in color and smells fruity.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This one I feel is a bit too potent for its own good. Rotten peach, garlic, booze. Too much for me.
TheAlum (6942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on tap at the tap room (Chicago, IL). Guess I’ll rate this while I’m here. Pours a deeper golden orange hue, some haziness, darker body with some orange golden glow on bottom and edges. A small frothy whitish head atop dies to a film, laces small. Aromas are gentle sweetness, bready, dough, some straw. Grainy cereal malts, kiss of orange and faint earthy heather, grass. Mellow yeasty elements come into focus, mellow strength as it warms up. Gentle spice, clove, pretty clean though. Mellow fruity and cereal sweetness. Initial is apple and a bit of spritzy cider feel, some grainy malts, dough, green apple and gentle pear. Some mellow yeastiness, spice, and touches of dough, bready malts, faint honey. More fruity, a bit tart. More dry crisp backend, mellow sweet dough, some grass, faint honey. Crisp yeast provides mellow spice. Lighter body, mellow warmth but well attenuated. A bit fuzzy and dry into the backend and finish. Linger apple, some dough, gentle pear. A lot of apple, gentle sweetness. Quite dry as we finish up. Tasty. A lot different than the typical American take on the style. This isn’t girthy and sweet, laden with honey and fruity esters. It’s more gentle, the fruit and sweetness still crop up but are well integrated. The back and finish, dry and a bit spicy. Nicely done for a style I generally loathe. Aroma ends up a bit tame, but solid.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the tap room. Not sure how I missed this tapping. Anyway, pours a clear gold with a persistent white head, maybe a hint of haze? Nose is quite fruity, some banana and citrus, along with white pepper. Low pilner malt aroma. Low hops. On tasting, it is quite bitter. Between alcohol bitterness and hop bitterness, it’s too much. Good fruity yeast character limiting the phenols. Nice enough but far to bitter with a sweet finish.