GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Canal’s in Lawrencevile. Hazy banana yellow under a firm white head with lots of lacing. Yeasty, mildly spicy aroma. Very tart. Some malt and toasted biscuit in there as well. Nothing special in the texture but not too thin. Pretty dry finish. Either a bad batch with some bottling line contamination or could be an intentional blend of a Flemish Sour and a Pale Ale. Didn’t work for me.
beerbill (3574) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with ditmier. I’ll begin by saying this beer reminds me much more of a summer ale than it does a cream ale. With that said, pours a hazy yellow gold with a large white head that lingers until mid-glass and leaves a network of large lace patches. Pleasant aroma of lemon, orange, honey and caramel. The flavor is similar with the same lemon, orange, honey and caramel. Not really all that bitter at the finish, but not as smooth as I would expect from a cream ale either. Refreshing and an easy drinker.
keepersj12 (2956) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Maybe because I just reffed 3 soccer games in the hot sun but this beer really did it for me. Nice looking cloudy yellow with a nice lacing head. Aroma of lemon, orange, malt. Ice cold flavor was sour with a great dry finish and wonderful after taste. Great summer beer.
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours a white head and yellow color. Aroma is perfumy, grain. Taste is perfumy/spice hops, grain. Finishes a bit quick.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of jcwattsrugger Richmond RB Gathering. Light adjunct graininess with caramel and light fruitiness. Clear light straw with rocky white head. Spicy hop notes over mild graininess.. Very clean with a spicy almost peppery hop bitterness in the finish. Quite drinkable.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pale yellow. Nose is clean malt, grass, toasted malt Flavor is grassy, biscuity, bready, grassy, mild malt. Good cream ale.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear pale yellow body with minimal head. Slight creamy hop aroma. Smooth taste and body, with a light finish.
Kinz (3530) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, light yellow, decent head. Slightly berry accented aroma. Flavor also has light berry, with a lightly floral hop finish. Rather nice cream ale.
Drake (10841) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Thanks! Pours a pale yellow color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of corn, caramel and light grassy and fruity notes. The taste is significantly dryer with corn, grainy notes and a grassy finish. Some toast as well. Nice level of sweetness. Well balanced. Medium bodied. Very nice cream ale.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy amber with a huge white head that sticks around. Smells of fruit, some light malt, grassy. Tastes spicy with lightly dry malt and some nice hints of perfumy hops. Great, full bodied finish with some spicy hints and peppery splashes. Excellent!