noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2009 Mostly odorless. Clear red amber, thin off-white head, no lace. Flavor dominated by wet cardboard. About two-thirds of the way though the pint, when my palate has become saturated with cardboard, some caramel and roasted nuts emerge. Thin on the palate. Just not a good beer.
Skyview (5352) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at the brewpub in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a clear copper amber brew with a slow dissolving white head that leaves behind a nice white ring and some spotty lacing. Aroma is quite malty, caramel malt, some floral hops, a touch of brown sugar, and some tropical fruit. Taste is medium bodied, some dry caramel malt flavors with a dry grassy hop character. Finish is a little more dry than average, some tart fruit and grassy hop aftertaste. I strongly doubt this is what Lambeau Field tastes like when tackled to the ground but still an average amber ale overall.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a clear medium orange color with an off white head. Diacetyl aroma of butterscotch and caramel. The flavor was similar with a little flowery hop mixed in. Light bodied (a bit watery, actually) and slightly sweet. So so.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Now this was more like it! I liked this a lot better than the badger. Pours a pleasent shiny copper body with a large frothy head. a oaky taste, with a hint of red peppers and sausage. No lie! a good packer game day brew.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one on cask at the brewpub in Madison, Wisconsin. Golden yellow pour, foamy, with piney hoppiness and sweetness of a candied apple, milky mouthfeel, with pineapple tartness and grapefruit. Interesting, but oddly mild.
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2008 JT Whitneys has nice micro brew pub with nice view of the brewing area and reastaurant and bar. The brew is affordable and have a nice variety of brew types but the brew is mediocre or less for a micro brewering reatuarant, with the exception of very good barley wine, smoked porter, old ale, and gran cru. The food is a bit pricey but good. If this place good up the quality of the brew it could be a red hot destination-- if places like Flossmoor Station can have very good beer than JT Whitney should be able to too.
jarlbartar (89) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler from the brewpub. Poured a transparent copper with a nice tihick off white head, nice lacing. Aroma of burnt brown sugar. Flavor of thick and bitter hops with a little bit of apricot on the middle of the tongue. Aftertaste was medium bitter and full of hops. An ok beer for an amber ale.
BrewDad (5120) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[GABF, Denver Co - 2006]
Amber ale that poured very deep and rich and was an excellent Amber ale to drink. A “Packer” Seasonal Ale I liked the name and the beer was one of my favs of the day.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Translucent and opulent copper in color with an icy white pond rung fading into the center. Wet cardboard calls out the nose with caramel, citric brown bread, soggy graham crackers, mild amaretto and strawberry puffs. Nutty cocoa powder airiness settles in for flavor with a campfire cardboard trait to it. Super clean filtration distracts the flavors, making some aspects out to resemble infant fabric softener. That’s the bad part. The balance and flavor of earthy, dry cocoa mud is the simplistic yet enjoyable part. Nutty, medium-fired cigar wrappers crumble in the finish, and the aftertaste resembles that “morning after smoking a cigar” mouth flavor.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cloudy, headless, cold. Orangish. No aroma to speak of, a bit of citrus and some bitterness. Pass me a Miller.