MaBeer1972 (1221) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one, but the 100 barrel series is usually quite good in general. This one is a deep copper colored ale. Good head and carbonation. Light hoppy aromas. Flavor is surprisingly complex: some good roasty sweet malts with some grassy hop notes. Light, lingering bitterness. Tasty and very drinkable.
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A beautiful golden pils with a thick lacing off white head. In aroma, a light grainy malt with light fruit esters. In mouth, a smooth crisp malt with nice Czech hops, herbal, oily mouthfeel, nice. On tap at Sunset Grill, Sept. 11 2011.
rougeau13 (1776) - Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber with a nice, frothy, lacing cream colored head. Aroma of dank, earth, bread, grass and traces of fruit. The taste is dank and malty with a nice hop presence and bitterness and a bit of spice. Well balanced. Medium bodied and moderately dry.
blutt59 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled, golden amber pour with good tan foam aroma is faint , flavor of slight metal, some hopped peach, dry paper, very plain but nice consistency
foduck (328) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is hops, metallic, horse. Color is kind of a pale reddish-brown. Nice head retention. Flavor is very balanced. The hops are there but enough malt to keep it in check. Finishes smoky, chewy, bitter. Nicely balanced ale.
keepersj12 (2460) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice one. this pours an amber red with a lacing head. The aroma is biscuit, yeast, earthy. The flavor is well balanced with a malt sweetness up front and a nice hop bitterness coming through in the finish. Good stuff.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark, deep amber with beige head. Aroma of very strong earthy hop with notes of pine, grass, weeds and grainy caramel. Flavor is the same and a bit rough around the edges. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy body with high carbonation. Overall, not sure what they are trying to accomplish with this......taste like they just made a flavorfull amber ale and over hopped the hell out of it with sazz hops.....but it does grow on you after a few sips.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pouring at the Blind Tiger for Mike’s 50th birthday extravaganza. Pours a hazed amber brown with a thin white head. Fuzzy earthy noble hops. Soft malt, light grain. Nice bitterness throughout. Gritty earth and long hop bitterness.
iowaherkeye (2676) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear auburn one finger creamy light beige, good retention. Toasted malts, grassy and spicy hops, earthy caramel with light pine at the back end of the aroma. Flavor is grassy and toasty with the caramel, earthy bitterness peaks at a 4, dry. Mod carbonation with light body. Not bad.
zdk (1789) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at Blind tiger for Mike’s Bday bash - arouma is dry grains, some nice fruity notes, dry light hops and plenty of pine. Smooth, clean finish.