Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Discovered on a recent hunting trip to Kentucky. A ratehr ordinary brew for someone who wants to say they like micros’s but want it to taste very mainstream. I found it musty and sweet
Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark gold, HUGE white head. Soggy toast aroma. Hints of yeast flavors, as well as breat and touch of maybe some peppery hop s. OK, rather nondescript. Sampled at 2004 Knoxville Brewer’s Jam.
Nuffield (3717) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Er...not so good. It does explain a lot to read the commercial description and see that they’re aiming, in part, for an English Pale Ale. Bronze color, not a ton of head. An aroma of dusty caramel and stale carrots. The flavor is musty, slightly sweet but also vegetal and grassy. The palate is more English than American (hence the earlier comment on learning what they were trying for)--low carbonation in body, smooth-ish, low bitterness, but just a wee bit flat in feeling. I didn’t think this was too good, but at least I got a Kentucky beer out of it.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweet smoky caramel. Great caramel color. Very plain and drinkable. I would drink this again. The slight brown ale/honey taste wouyld keep me coming back.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2004
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear amber with thin white head...smells sweetly malty and grassy...tastes thin and first then very malty, nutty, honey, and chewy...syrupy grass and honey aftertaste...reminds me (painfully I might add) of Honey Brown...
legion242 (2270) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Just not a lot to say about this one. I bet that if this was a local beer for me, I would probably be quite proud of it. But in the grand scheme of the many beers that I have had, it did nothing to stand out. Very standard in its hop notes and a little weak in the malt area.
Kevin (2103) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 22, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
rich copper color with a thin white head. sweet malt aroma. flavor is sweet honey and oats. bittering finish that leaves a grassy taste.
ElGaucho (2240) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted malt aroma with notes of smoked stones. Amber orange brown in color with small off-white head and excellent lace. Reasonably good roasted malt (vienna) flavor. Some session quality. Good drinkable beer with a reasonable alcohol presence.
hayduke (3474) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 4, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Never seen this before. Got it while on vacation in Louisville KY. Poured amber/gold with a nice while head that was gone in a jiffy. Malt odor with a slight yeast overtone. Touch of hops, and all in all, a decent, but pretty average ale.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - a malty nose with a deep hop undertone. Pretty dark gold with a short-lived white head. A deep malt flavor with a caramel sweetness - very nice. Slightly fizzy mouthfeel. I liked this one more than I expected to.