ttutony (763) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown with a creamy white head that thins after a short while. Nose is fruity, grassy, and nutty malt. Medium body. Bread and nut malt flavors, somewhat grassy hops, balance leans toward the maltier side.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) copper with off white head. Crisp but light grassy hops with mild biscuit malt aroma. Flavor was well balanced biscuit malt and grassy hops.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a bomber poured out. Pretty clear bubbly amber color with finger high pure white head. Aroma is grass/ leaf and spice hops along with some felt and grain. Taste starts a well round sweet with good bitter. Higher carbonation washes palate clean at the end. An American beer that would do well even in Bohemia
jw0406 (903) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz growler pours a amber color with a nice white head. Aromas of pine, malt, and bread. Nicely balanced.
yespr (34875) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at Sunset Grill. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is crisp citrusy and slight grassy hoppy. Toasted malty, light grassy and caramelish. Bitter, light grassy and mild herbal finish.
ilovedarkbeer (2436) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper color with a large pillowly head. Notes of apricots, sunflower seeds and clover. A bit astringent but over all very good.
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Churchkey. Amber pour. The nose holds really nice spicy hops, lemon zest, and a lovely earthy, dry hop character. The malt is mostly nut and caramel but it balances well. Solid stuff.
mansquito (4069) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whole Foods Market, P St, DC 22oz ($6): ours an amber/copper color with a slightly off-white head. Got them biscuits, them breads, subdued hoppage, bready yeast, and a few other things in the aroma. Slightly bitter taste, a touch of sugar. Really nice malt backbone. Good balance throughout. Nice caramel flavours. English ale with a really nice Czech feel.
ChainGangGuy (4507) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle - $5.99 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia. Best By: 12/15/11.
Appearance: Pours a rich amber-brown body, great clarity, and capped by a tall, frothy, beige head. Head settles but sustains.
Smell: Biscuits and coarsely cracked barley grains with a faint, background hint of something sweet. Lightly fruity. Grassy, herbaceous scent of over-brewed black tea leaves.
Taste: A nice commingling of bready, toasty, biscuity malts with a thin glaze of caramelized table sugar sweetness. Low fruitiness around mid-palate. Herbal, zesty hop character, a bit earthy and tea-like, and delivering a sufficient bitterness to keep it hop-forward, though not particularly bitter. Grows more grassy as you go along. Smooth finish, still fairly black tea-like.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Modestly creamy mouthfeel.
Overall: A pleasing, fairly well-balance ale.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber, clear, just a little head. A wet grungy hop aroma. Taste is much like a brown ale - lots of toasty maltiness and very well balanced with hops flavor with the finish not being too bitter.