charule (1156) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured hazy amber color with a finger of head and nice lace. Piney sweet aromas. Quite smooth with slightly bitter taste. Good amount of hops.
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Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A sweet golden ale, honeyed and fruity juice with mild bitterness. Ok beer.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed relatively fresh one month after purchase.
The look: Crystal clear golden body topped by medium off-white head quickly dissipating to a small layer of foam leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is moderately hoppy (fruity hop character very much like sweet apricots) along with honeyed cereals. Taste has a lot of oily cereals, honeyed pastry, mangos, sweet apricots, kiwis, a bit of caramel. Rather sweet beer upfront with the sweetness feeling very much sweet canned fruit juice and somehow not very much cereals sweetness. Bitterness is barely enough to balance the fruity-juicy-sweetness. Not a superb beer but you can’t go wrong with this $4.49 bomber, not many tasty cheap bombers anymore. I drank my Luck 13 bottle, then opened an umbrella indoors under a ladder, kicked my black cat and then threw my Lucky 13 bottle and crashed my mirror, I just don’t tempt fate, I sit on its face.
BlowOffTube (482) - Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours burnt orange, white head, decent lacing. Smells of sweet pine and a little orange. Taste is very smooth, citrus, orange, pine, and slightly sweet with nice maltiness. I didn’t know what this was based off of the bottle but figured I’d gamble. Nice beer, great price, easy access; can’t ask more than that.
Ferris (4482) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Aroma fills the room with cloves, piney hops, orange and a nice malty sweetness. Clear gold with a thick white head. Citrus and a little resin with some caramel in the mix. Mild bitterness that tapers nicely, without any showing of the alcohol.
Wittales (637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was clear gold with creamy diminishing off white 1 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are sweet malts, fruits of citrus and juices, no alcohol present. Taste are soft sweet malts, floral juices of apricots, grapefruit, lemon, orange with spices. Palate was soft smooth CO2 with meduim body, then lasting citrusy malty finish. A beautiful American Strong or IPA ?
MadRobin (1994) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 1/2 pint at Gilly's Craft Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD.
Clear, bright golden amber with 2-finger ivory head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of citrus, pine, pineapple and butterscotch.
Taste of citrus, pine, yeast and caramel malt.
Medium/full body with medium/high carbonation. Nice mouthfeel.
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jdobbs (395) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the first day of the first mash of the first recipe in the first brewhouse in the first space to this oasis 13 years on the road; We have worked hard to walk in the footsteps of our hero brewers- The Noble Brewer of the planet’s only legal Steam Beer, and Oregon’s Rebel Brewer from Newport. Thirteen years down the road
Fritz123 (1032) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint bottle. Pours a hazy gold with modest head. Beautiful lacing. Aroma of hops, pine, bread, florals. Taste is out of this world. Serious hops, but not bitter. The overwhelming floral scents with some citrus, pine, light spices, etc. make the palate on down very worthwhile. Delicate finish with fresh aftertaste. Very very good.
TaktikMTL (5849) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur d’agrume avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est orangée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’orange avec une pointe de pin et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’agrume en arrière goût. (Rating #4606)
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pour, remnants of the head lingers nicely. Aroma of pine and sour fruit, like apricot. Good mouthfeel, sour apricot and bitterness initially that fades to a phenolic alcohol. I like the start, but the ending is rather new for me and I’m not sure how much I like it.