JK (4234) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is considerably better than the True Evel I just had. Cloudy yellow. Mild , but definitely a fresh hop quality. Just lightly sweet, and while the hops are there, this is not a pale ale, but very much like a hoppy Czech pilsner.
madvike (2539) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Pours golden amber, hazy with a creamy off-white head. Nose is honey and lemony grain, with lots of pungent barley. Taste is much more muted, but pleasant and smooth. The lemon is there, but the graininess less pungent. Could drink oodles of this, if not for the 7%. Not much hopping, which was unexpected as this is a wet hopped beer, but Iím thinking this is a bit out of season. Doesnít seem to matter, as the base beer is tasty. Only the second beer Iíve liked from Lakefront, so perhaps Iíll have to try more.
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - MAR 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2012 Not sure what is up with this bottle, compared to some of the other reviews; but it is proving to be a ton of fun. Thanks, Matt! Thin white head atop a nice, unfiltered, light-gold pour. Looks like freakiní ripe apricots and sunshine! Aroma is a bit mercurial, giving off impressions of aloe and cool cucumber along with solid crackery malt and lightly dank tropical hops. There is a slight savory/salty nuance to the flavor (almost gose-like) and it goes well with the melon hints that show up in the flavor. Prosciutto and honeydew in my beer ... why the hell not. Light-medium body, soft carb, silky mouthfeel, and a light floral-hop bitterness in the finish. This is quite drinkable for me, even at 7%, which is not typical. Iím not sure if this is what the brewer intended, but it has proven to be both surprising and pleasantly adventurous. If it was lower in abv, I could drink a lot of this.
Now I want someone to brew a honeydew gose, and use smoked salt. Come on Alex/Upright ... you can pull it off.
Jacksuhn (11) - - MAR 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a frothy, big head. Nothing very strong in the aroma. Certainly nothing to capture oneís attention. Some notes of light malt, pils. Slightly floral/grassy hop aroma.
This is the third bomber of Local Acre Iíve had over the past six months and theyíve all tasted different. There has not been consistency, so Iíll obviously just be talking about this one. Some bitter, resinous flavors and a little spice. At first I think itís going to be Belgian but then it all dissipates. Light body with a sticky mouth feel.
Overall this is a bit disappointing. The fist time I tried this beer was at the brewery and I remember it being fantastic. This bomber is not. Itís a bit boring. Thereís nothing distinct about it, nothing memorable. Itís good enough and drinkable. But thatís the best I can say about it.
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Poured cloudy medium golden with a sticky white head. The aroma picked up dank earth and floral hoppage over dark honey and corny notes.. 1st impression was a wet-hopped malt likka.. some underlying warmth was evident. The flavor found honey and bready malts at the core, with peppery, piney, and citrus bitterness around.. more honey and dank bitterness on the warm finish.. tacky, almost vegetal character bank there too.. not very enjoyable. Medium-bodied and fairly well carbonated on the palate.. the wet-hopping was OK, but the base beer was not tasty.
PorterPounder (5107) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Word Market - part of a mixed 4-pak of bombers. Sparkling dark golden pour with a sticky snow white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Bit of a funky aroma - some grain, a hint of spiciness similar to saffron. Flavor is pleasant but slightly bland. Pick up some hints of honey sweetness, some sweet cake mix, a hint of bitter hoppiness. Mouthfeel is sticky. Overall, not bad.
Aurelius (3848) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
When the bottle is opened, the beer has a rich, sweet, slightly floral quality which fades into a more familiar cereal malt smell. Pretty good label, slightly foggy gold with a thin tapioca head. For some reason, as I was looking for descriptors, the word ífrankí jumped into my mind - this brew is forthright and to-the-point. Tangy, a little salty, a lemony-malt tone to the whole affair. Medium body, a bit warming and grassy in the finish. Very respectable, and very drinkable. World Market, Tallahassee, part of a bomber mixed 4-pack.
badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Skyview V, 11/11/11. Courtesy of Skyview. Hazy yellow color with no head. Light lemony aroma. Light tobacco flavor. Dry lemon and light grain notes.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy gold with nice white head. Aroma is surprisingly malty, but not without its hoppy goodness. Taste reveals a bit more hop flavor, but still not a ton. An ok fresh hop, but somewhat of a let down.
ReggieDunlap (2898) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy pale yellow/orange with a hube white head...very light sediment...very nice lacing and retention. Aroma has very light citrus and milldly spicy grassy notes...some light maltiness...bit of hay. Flavor definitely has pronounced hop notes...grassy...and firm pils or light malt backing...a bit sweet and faintly boozy. Mouthfeel is light but creamy...reminds me of a kolsch...and the finish is grassy and spicy.