Nickls (1863) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Old BA rate - tap, BT)
Pours a light clear golden hue that is pretty standard, but not killer for the style; thinner pure white head. Bready and biscuity; mild hoppiness; earthy aroma. Nice earthy hoppiness and drier taste overall; bit doughy; good stuff. Lighter to medium MF; nice prickly carbonation. Really drinkable; this would be a great session brew for the spring.
Tmoney99 (10798) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brew pub. Poured a clear amber color with a medium white head that was lasting producing good lacing. Good balanced malt and hop aroma with a sweet tone. Medium body. Moderate balanced sweet flavor with a light dry finish. Above average drinkable brew.
Rastacouere (6134) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler at Clark’s waterless studio. Gentle carbonation mingles up the bright golden hue, producing a light sheet of white foam that recedes to a fair cover. Precise hop/malt combination embodies delicate floral/grassy hops that lift up an otherwise honeyed if not biscuity malt profile. Nowhere thinned out body despite the 2-3 weeks sojourn in the growler, it is rather lean and pointy with an accuracy of effervescence that adds crispiness that few, but really great lagers can manage. This characteristic combines with the soft bready, dryish pils malts. Fitting very dry, aromatic moreso than bitter german hops add a grassy saturated oily herbal feel. Highly quaffable.. under other circumstances, I would have loved to finish the whole growler...
walleye (1067) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from the tap. poured a yellow to golden, with a white head that left some nice lacing. aoma malts, hops a little grassy I am thinking a lite beer at the brewer? but the flavor says no, a nice malty and hop flavor comes out with a nice sweetness and than that touch of grass with dry finish. this is a very easy drinking beer.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2007 On draught at the brewery, 11/26/2005. Pours a light pale-gold, little bit of hay colored yellow, clear, but not sparklingly so and a large white head sits atop it going nowhere fast. Lacing present as well. Aroma shows wonderful hallertauer grassiness, wet meadows, touches of herbs and a crisp, drying, almost lightly milky yeast and malt combo that evokes thoughts of dry, baked hay, light cheese and then finally touches of citrus. Flavor is full of dry straw-like graininess, more fresh cut grass and a strong yeast crispness that is very dry. Well-attenuated, with only a hint of honey, though not even as creamy as a straight up honey malt. Lightly crusty white bread and baguette with an expansive, but not too expansive carbonation and a smooth texture. No wateriness on end. Hops are fresh and clean, without the soily/nutty character that sometimes can bother the brightness of these beers.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft. Pours a medium yellow color with a foamy white head. nose is straw, grass, yeast. Mouth is very full. notes of light citrus, lots of heavy grass, straw, yeast, and earthy notes. finishes clean and is a very good session beer.