Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of durhambeer. Pours copper with a white head. Smells of some sweet malt, light citrus, toasted malt. Tastes sweet with a citrussy hint and a touch of bitterness on the finish. I can see why this won best in show. Excellent!
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear gold with fluffy white head. light crisp sweet aroma, smooth palate with dry finish, refreshing qualities of the cream ale, sweet millde and creamy background. light and sessionable, but a good quality palate, It is a ceam ale so complexity is light, but a good cream ale it is. the beer is good for its style.
jrob21 (2532) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a very common style for me but I found this one refreshing and tasty. May not be all that complex but well balanced and drinkable. On tap at barleys in Asheville. Poured a slightly clear yellow color with a white head. Flavor was light bread and wheat. The German pilsner malt was pretty apparent but well done.
Butters (3750) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pours a near clear yellow with a ring of white head. Sweet corn aroma and flavor with hints of vanilla. Very clean. One of the best cream ales ive had, but that still is not saying much.
Suttree (5134) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Brewgrass 2008, Dark yellow, smallish white head. Corny, citrusy aroma. Flavor is similiar, with a borny flavor up front and a mellow, tasty hop finish.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo’s 2008 Zapit Tasing Tasting. Sample from a bottle thanks to Butters. Clear yellow body with a thin white head. Light body, aroma is adjunct, corn, pils malt. Dry pils malt taste, corn then a light hoppiness.
emacgee (4010) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pale greenish yellow with a 1-2 finger sticky frothy white head. The nose is cornish, lager yeast definitely comes though, a tad sweet, some hay and grassy hops, bready. The flavor is sweet, bready, some grassy hops, cornish. Easy to drink and sessionable but not something we need another one of on the market.
lb4lb (2532) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from ROBORB in trade. Thanks man. Pours golden with a short lived white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Smell is light grassy hops and subtle sweet malt. Taste is smooth and creamy with a balanced light sweetness with just a twinge of hop bitterness to balance. Overally, very creamy mouthfeel for a lighter feeling beer and soft to medium carbonation. Very drinkable and non offensive.
decaturstevo (5002) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light sweet corn and malt aroma. Gold with a creamy thick head and lace. Flavor of sweet corn. Thin and slightly watery. A decent cream ale. I will re-rate when my palate is in better shape.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Damn if I really know much about this style, but this was pretty good. Certainly very light and not amazingly flavorful, but this seems meant to be an easy-drinking summer beer, and I could see myself drinking many of these. My pour was draft at Brewgrass. Clear gold with white head. Very mild. Some corn/grain. Minor hop presence. Not an overly crisp finish, but pleasant. Solid.