Elwood (2490) - 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.
Cybercat (2449) - Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice, if typical, clear amber with a fairly thick but not persistent white head. Malty aroma has an apple undertone, nothing special but still OK. Flavor, though, is quite nice, malty and fruity with a hint of hoppy bitterness. Texture is smooth, a little edgy and a little fizzy. Overall, not Heavy Seasí best, but still worthy of a try, at least.
Dorwart (2266) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thin bright white head of varying sized bubbles. Light lemon bread aroma with some cellulose, cereal grains and rotting grass. Color is a clear golden brown. Clean smooth flavor with some bready malts, more lemon, some corn and a decent dry bitterness late swallow. Not very flavorful. Kind of sticky finish. An ok lager. Little more body than a typical mass procuded lager but not much more flavor.
sloth (2238) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Small white head, short lived with minimal lace. Clear gold/light copper hued brew. Nose is sweet malts, honey and a hint of maze. Body is light, dead carbonation, cloying on the palate, tongue coating. Some sweet malt flavors, little hop grassyness, grainyness. Sweet, malty finish with a weird astringency, asperiny. Arf. Bomber from statelineliquors.
JanLaursen (2149) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 22 oz. Clear golden with a small white head. Sweet malty aroma with faint flowery notes.. Flavor is sweet malty with a nice flowery light hoppy finish. Full bodied lager-like. OK, but nothing I would purchace if I saw in a bar or a pub.
glennmastrange (1884) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Light to moderate grain and perfume for the malt and hops, with hints of alcohol, solvent, vinegar and light dried fruit. head is small, fizzy, white with no lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is sparkling clear light amber. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, the finishes moderately sweet, lightly acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a soft carbonation and a lightly astringent and moderately alcoholic finish. Not too much to this Imperial Pilsener, the flavors are out of balance, the aroma is simple and off in spots, the mouthfeel is flat and it just doesnít have a very good appearance.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay Harbor, Maine, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22 oz from Oak Street Provisions) Golden, just a bit of haze. Three or four fingers of off-white head. Sweet honey-vanilla aroma with floral and fruity hops. Smooth, lightly prickly palate. Flavor is sweet and malty with medium bitterness overlaying. Honey-caramel and vanilla with hints of licorice and hay. Not really hot but ABV is noticeable. Nice bitter hit in finish. Kind of a nice, brash imperfect big lager. I enjoyed drinking it.
Heathen (1386) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 3, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
THOUGHTS: Great for a so-called cream ale, but not really my glass of beer. It needed a little more balance. It got a little bit cloying by the end. It was sort of like a very good malt liquor ó nice, but itís still malt liquor.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, dark, golden yellow to light copper with an average to large, slightly off-white head that mostly diminished and left barely fair lacing. The aroma had moderate white bread, grain, straw and light malts; light to moderate floral and perfume hops; and slight honey. The initial flavor was heavily sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and lightly bitter. There was honey, white bread, perfume and floral hops, hints of citrus, some grain and a little cereal. The medium body was a bit syrupy and sticky on the lips with tingly carbonation and a slightly astringent and ever so slightly metallic finish.
DavoleBomb (1382) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.0 A: Clear medium yellow color. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is average and no lacing is left.
4.0 S: Super grainy with a sweet grassiness. Vanilla wafer through and through. Part herbal, part earthy, party spicy hop aroma. A damn good smelling cream ale.
3.5 T: Tastes good for a cream ale too. White rice, vanilla wafer, grainy malts. Low bitterness. Earthy hop flavor for the most part. Not bad for what it is.
3.5 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Mix of crisp and creamy.
3.5 D: Cream ales arenít the best style, but a lot of breweries manage to make decent ones nonetheless. Good drinkibility.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-09-2012 00:51:45
scottw86 (1013) - Maryland, USA - JUL 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a light honey color with a large white head. Aroma is slightly spicey with some skunky notes. Some corn and light fruit as well. Taste is very smooth at first with some creamy malty flavors. The taste kinda takes a turn for the worst though, with alcohol, cloves, and skunky flavors. Some hops help balance out the sweetness, but it is a little strange with the creamy palate. Some alcohol noticeable in the finish. Overall interesting, but not great.