merc7186 (2250) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Red/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Great White Head, Great Lacing
S: Malts, Bready, Floral
T: Malty, Resin, Mild Bread, Mild Floral
M: Great Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Bitter, Mildly Dry
Overall, the beer looks impressive throughout but that is its best quality. The beer did not balance well as you are oveerwelmed by the hoppy bitterness and left with it.
blipp (6357) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours amber with a white head. Light flowery hops, with medium malty sweetness, toffee, and a hint of fruit. Relatively well balanced, and easy drinking.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pours amber with a white head. Smells of some resiny hops, sweet malt. Tastes malt forward with some underlying pine bitterness. Decent.
Lubiere (10455) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, a light grassy hops and caramel malt. In mouth, a biscuit malt with light British hops, a bit astringent. On tap at TAP NY, April 28, 2012.
j12601 (6863) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear red amber with a medium sized white to beige head. Toast and malt, soft hops, sweet malt and oxidization. Probably not good when your hoppy beer smells of oxidization while still on tap. Medium bodied, tastes of salty sweet tarts with a dirty bitterness. Really weird. Why is it salty? Rather empty. Long bitterness that tastes like sticks. Sadly, this was the better of the two beers I had there tonight.