Beese (675) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Bailey Taproom in Portland, OR on 31 May 2013. Poured a clear light amber colour with a thin white head. Malty aroma with caramel sweetness and some light floral hops. Flavours of honeycomb, orange peal and bread. Finishes with some grassy hop, biscuit and toffee sweetness.
adnielsen (7596) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with MJ. Thanks bro! Pours a bit hazy, golden orange appearance with a nice lasting off white head. Slight mineral, honey, mild caramel, somewhat bready, herbal, lightly floral aroma. Soft mouthfeel. Super easy drinking, bready, toasted malty, lightly sweet, herbal, very mild caramel, honey flavor. So fucken easy to drink. A true beauty
Theydon_Bois (5440) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Bailey’s Taproom, PDX, 26/05/13.
Clear golden amber with a thin white head.
Nose is malt forward, sugars, dark fruits, light spice.
Taste comprises malts, brown bread, toffee, light spice, touch of fruit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweet and bitter notes in the finale.
3fourths (7533) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Lightly hazed honey-colored body with a tall, lasting fine white head. Beautiful in the glass!
Very faint nose overall, very quiet. Mostly honey / melanoidins, light floral presence, light peach fruitiness with some calcium carbonate minerality. Flavor is exceptionally rich and expressive honey, lemon, dandelion / flower petals with milder mineral accents (phosphorus, sulfur, calcium). Ridiculously soft malt with low, creamy carbonation. Medium sweetness, mild to medium bitterness, medium acid. Beautiful malt expression that is rare to find outside of Franconia. After the latest trip over there, I would even call this better than 95% of German heller bocks, and right now, I think it’s the best interpretation of the style made in the United States. Ridiculously appealing and endlessly drinkable.
skoisirius (1350) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
So still in love with this brewery...wish we got them in NorCal! This beer pours exactly how a dank brew should look. Golden hue, nice lacing, fluffy white head. Aroma of caramel, white cake, and hints of lemongrass. Flavors start rounded and malty reminiscent of the nose, and move into a glorious bitter grass finish. Excellent.
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - MAY 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium, ruddy gold topped by a cream-colored dollop of foam. While it remains light, the malt takes on a ’pound-cake drizzled with toffee and creamed honey’ aspect. The honey note reminds me of meadowfoam due to its fresh, marshmallow-like aroma. Lightly sweet, medium carb, with a nice milky texture. Mellow hopping comes across mostly herbal, but with a hint of fresh-cut grass in the finish. Alcohol is decently well hidden for ~7%. I have not been enamored with the previous ’bock’ output from Heater Allen ... that said, this one was more enjoyable than expected.
Reid (1724) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle from "Lifesource" in Salem Oregon.
Pours a hazy orange( almost like a trad IPA) in colour..large thick frothy off white head.
Malty,caramel,toffee aromas..slightly boozy but not bad.
Thick caramel,cream flavours also a little salty, very silky smooth and rich.
Great smooth as silk mouthfeel on this like good quality chocolate..nice.
A nice rich beer for the end of spring. Gets better and better as it warms.
neepsntatties (1034) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Belmont Station. Colour...medium gold with an off white head. Nose...honey covered French bread with mat sirop and hop flowers. Palate...light CO2, a burst of clover honey and locust flower and then a semi coating malt aspect that blends well with the mild hop bite and Arrow biscuit flavour. I’d really enjoy this one in the late summer and early fall. Zehr gut!