Cakes (411) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2009
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this on tap at the Hyde Park Brewing Company. Somewhat bitter with a malt character. Nice aroma with a hops smell to it.
DiarmaidBHK (4151) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a fairly faint yellow with a thin head and leaves some lacing. Not a lot going on in terms of taste. I was expecting some sort of hop expression but all i got was this astringent thing. Very disapointing!
ben4321 (5551) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 10/2/10
Aroma: The nose has caramel/toffee malts along with a bit of hops, a fairly light nose
Appearance: This one is a clear orange color-red beer with a head that leaves light lace on the glass
Flavor: The taste is fairly balanced, subtle, with a light malty sweetness and some hops as well
Palate: The body is light to medium, it has an alright mouthfeel, but it thins out a bit as it goes
Overall this reminded me of a something between a simple, standard ESB and a low hop English style IPA. I didn’t love it, but I found it to be sessionable enough to enjoy with my meal.
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2010
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap. Bitter, but very one dimensional. Aroma was weak and focused only on grassy hoppy. Not complex in flavor, just bitter and bland. Not spicy as some bitters.
jcwattsrugger (12113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap–pours an off white head and amber color. Aroma is sweet light/medium malt, biscuity, some tea/herbal. Taste is sweet light/medium malt, biscuity, tea/herbal hops.
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2010 Rerating this one after about a year and a half, as this was one of the reasons I haven’t been to this place in over a year. Pours a clear caramel brown. Nose is all caramel and toffee, no hops. Sweet caramel and bitterness. Still unexciting. Still not fully attenuated and heavy. Cleaned up a little since the last time, but not great.
Original rating: 5/3/4/2/9
On tap. Pours a copper to dark brown color without much head. Smells of burnt malt and little else. Smooth in the mouth, but rather flat, leading into a disappointing finish which elicits the first appearance of anything hoppy or bitter, and not much of it at that. I haven’t had this beer in a while, but I recall years ago it being a much more solid choice. Heck, if it didn’t come out of the tap flat and they just hopped it a bit more it would have picked up an extra half a point.
beastiefan2k (3371) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The beer pours a clear light copper color. Aroma is bark, some sweet apple/rotten fruits, with some hops trying to break through. Taste is mineral and vegetal with a light body.
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2007
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Umm not the best bitter I have tasted, not very bitter or hoppy, but, nice and smooth with soft carbonation. Not bad
locarboy (129) - USA - JUL 26, 2007
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I wasn’t going to rate this beer because I believed what I received was not representative of what the brewmaster intended. However, after sending it back as undrinkable I was told by the waitress that 4 other people has tasted it and that 3 of those people made a face while the front end manager said the beer was supposed to taste the way it did. It tasted like it was brewed in a dirty diaper pail. There was a bit of a sour flavor up front and a diaper pail aftertaste. The beer looked nice and there was some lacing from the few sips I had. I feel that there was a problem with the yeast. Beyond that the beer was bitter, but had no flavor from the middle addition of hops nor any hop aroma. A very poor effort that should be poured down the sewer.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Very low, sweet, soapy, floral, lavender aroma. Clear copper coloured body is topped by a fine bubbled white head. Mildly bitter floral, soapy hops with stale notes of cardboard. Medium light body with soft carbonation. Sampled on tap at the brewpub with Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere.