ChainGangGuy (4230) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 ounce bottle - $5.49 at Total Wine & More in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clearish, golden-orange body with a sizable head, no more than a fingerís worth, and near white in color.
Smell: Grainy, sweetish notes with a slight grassy, hay-like hop hint and some detectable alcoholic sniffs. So far, not the best beer to honor the lead singer of the Monkees, I must say. Youíd have to be a Daydream Believer to think this beer was shaping up to be something special.
Taste: Sweet, bready malts, a tad grainy and with a sugary bent to it, like a vending machine jumbo-sized honey bun. Brassy, grassy hops, moderately bitter. Hint of toasted corn cob. Some fairly astringent alcoholic around mid-palate and lasting beyond the drying finish. Thereís not much to it, and, whatís there, well, isnít all that good.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Slightly sticky.
Overall: Some beers can really hide their alcohol content quite well. Thatís not the case here, sadly. In fact, I was rather surprised to see it listed as being only 7%. But, then again, this Mutiny Fleet series has been full of surprises!
Strykzone (4196) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. This poured with some copper hue and was clear. A decent head that was off white and the retention was ok. A fruit and spice aroma. Flavor also had nice fruit and it was well hopped with spicy floral hops. Some cinnamon and caramel made this a sweet beer but the hops were dry. Not a bad beer at all.
DrSilverworm (4000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Considerably dusty 22oz bottle. Citrus-hop, some considerable skunky lager aroma. Seems to get more mild as I go, though. Light crisp carbonation, good dry texture. Medium body. Good bitter taste. Light bite. Mostly clear yellow - orange color. Lots of particles suspended in the glass. Little white head. Few loose dots of lace. Light tart sweetness, little bite. Not good. This has nothing on Uber Pils. Probably quite past itís prime
unclemattie (3903) - Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Golden orange color, White head. Hightly active carbonation , rapidly cascading to the surface. Malt aroma, with fruit. Has hints of grain, corn, and a bit of straw. Tastes of a hearty, "high quality" malt liquor, with a dry malt flavor. Loads of cereal character in the creamy body. A touch of alcohol flavor as well. Finishes with a touch of grassy hops, but mostly cereal malt. Imperial Cream Ale.
radagast83 (3744) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Poured a golden color with a creamy medium sized white head. Aroma is pale malts, touch of spice. Flavor was light like a lager, corn notes, pale sweet malts, creamy overall. Drinkable, price was about right - so it was certainly worth checking out.
Butters (3573) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden pour with filmy white head. Not overly sweet corn aroma, and flavor has a bit more of the hop character to add balance. reminded me of some eslís but much smoother and more complex flavor. bitterness from the hops comes out on the tail end. pretty tasty for what it was, but nothing that iíd seek out again.
SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. pours a clear gold with a medium, creamy, white head. nose has notes of vanilla, baking soda and pale malt. the flavor is lightly sweet with vanilla cake flavors. the abv does show up in the beginning and is quite astringent but goes away with time and the beer sweetens up some finishing enjoyable.
stouby (3426) - Holbśk, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Maddyís, Washington.
Clear golden with an off-white, ok lacings. Aroma moderate malty (caramel, toasted), light hoppy. Flavor medium sweet, light+ bitter. Medium body. Very drinkable.
thegreenrooster (2975) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a clear bronze with a small white head. Aroma is sugar, grain and a very slight hop. Flavor is again with the grain, some honey sweetness and alcohol. Mouthfeel is thick and cloying. Meh not really great but I canít really say anything bad about it.
Elwood (2900) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a clear gold color with a decent sized head of white foam. The nose is sweet and grainy, but otherwise nondescript. Pretty smooth on the tongue with notes of sweet grain, light hops on the back end, and some alcohol. Reminds me of a top shelf malt liquor. Not bad but I am hard pressed to think of occasions where this is what I would reach for.