Dogbrick (8133) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2014
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This beer pours a hazy golden-amber color with a glass full of off-white foam that dissipates slowly. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, fruit and spices. Light-bodied with flavors of stagnant fruit, earthy malt and sweet honey and spice. The finish is sweet with a tart off fruit aftertaste. I like the back-story here but this beer was unfortunately nearly a drain pour.
cheap (4054) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Evidently a very rare beer. From a bottle, this was an impressive pour, very lively hefe looking beer. Big giant head that would over flow a regular glass, good thing I had my bommer mug. Easy 5 inch head. Oh yea, nifty, and.....quite impressive presentation. Head goes rocky and never fades. Muted in-descript aroma. Wooow, a little cloying there at first, unrelenting and building. Yes, something sweet is definitely apparent. If this is a spice beer, what is the spice? Honey? I don’t think honey makes a spice beer. But what ever. Licking and liking sweet residue stuff off my lips, a little sticky. Big sweet happy BS, wew. This must be a heller or a sweeter oktofest er something. Soooooo, sooooo something, mouth slippery coating. I’m telling you, this stuff has a very unique personality, heheh. No, I didn’t enjoy it but you’ve got to try this stuff, it may be yer grail. If you like sweet unfermented sugars in there, go for it. Finish is slippery mouth coating like few are. Almost activates that reflex. Into tasting? Ignore my numbers and try this stuff, its worth experiencing. Seriously, this has got to be in yer try list if you are a beer taster, really unique. Sulate to the presentation.
jmikolich (1446) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Buckeye, had no idea on the story behind this one, but the story makes for a more interesting tale than the beer, a basic beer with what seems like loads of honey, and touch of clove.. but the sweetness just dominates.
Nephilium (1356) - Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mild sweet aroma, with hints of honey. Pours a hazy amber, with a full white head. This beer is heavy on the honey and sweetness, very little other flavors come through. Slightly slick mouthfeel, and a lingering honey finish that fades into some earthiness. If you’re a fan of sweeter beers, you’ll probably appreciate this much more then I did.