Elwood (3161) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: Draft at Fireworks.
Aroma: The nose is... subdued. There is a bit of papery hops but not much else.
Appearance: It pours a light amber color with a small, foamy, off-white head.
Taste: The flavor is somewhat unique. There is sweet malt and a touch of butter upfront, but the hops come in abruptly with notes of grass and resin. The bitterness really hangs around. There is a very faint caramel note in there too.
Palate: Medium bodied with average carbonation leading to a long, acridic finish. It’s a bit harsh at the end.
Overall: I like the start, but the finish is a little on the rough side. Another example of a category that is very unforgiving of any flaws.
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear copper color wih off white head. Aromas of pilsner malts and grassy hops. Biscuit malt flavor with grassy hops and a big amount of bitterness. Medium body with lively carbonation. Crisp and refreshing. A decent brew.
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber bodied with a moderate golden blade head. Nose is biscuit malts, light honey, soft lemony notes, grassy and Euro hops, and caramel. Taste is big grains, caramel notes, biscuit, light honey, soft spicy hops, lemony zest, and grassy notes. Body is chewy and medium-full with a creamy, but strong carbonation. Finishes with more spicy hops, grassy notes, buttered biscuit, honey tea, light lemon and caramel.
Drake (8536) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft sample at Whole Foods Fairfax, VA on 10/20/10. Pours an amber color with a medium creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of big buttery notes and a bit of caramel. The taste is bitter hops, toasted malts, caramel, butter and a spicy finish. Medium bodied. Odd beer and quite the butter bomb.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tasted on my birthday, strong malty nose, bready, with a good dose of nobel hops, saaz? hallertau? really spicy on the nose like oregano. tastes similar. I would pair this with pizza. It would be a really nice pizza beer. Interesting.
onceblind (4043) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours out a coppery ruby color with a thick ivory rocky head. Smelled like a typical lager plus toast, very light toffee, and grassy hops. Taste was almost exactly the same as smell. Interesting. Potentially the most unique beer I have had thus far. However, not my cup of tea. Balanced, but with a funny tasting hop profile. Not sure how to pin this one down.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle @PreJam Gathering-pours a foamy tan head and amber color. Aroma is mild pine/earthy. Taste is mild pine/earthy.
Ibrew2or3 (6881) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pours brilliant clear copper with soothing short lived tan head. The aroma tosses up soft rounded notes of floral hops, mild spicy hops and a touch of sweetness. The taste is smooth and easy drinkin’ with soft yet fairly bold floral hops and then picking up pulses of spicy hops with a supporting note or two of sweet maltiness. Smooth hoppy and slightly lagery brew. Well done.
unclemattie (4183) - Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brew Three, Vintage 2010.
22oz bottle. Pours clear orange-amber color. Nice hop aroma. A touch of bread, lager yeast scent, pale malts, and loads of citrus and honey. Flavor has a nice hop complexity. Ever sip seem to have a different hop characteristic. Grass, floral, herbal, and a nice peppery spice. Nice sweet malt flavor, with a touch of corn and vegetables. Flavors fit the description of the "style".
emacgee (4024) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a soft copper amber with one finger of creamy sandstone head. Nose is rich, bready malt and spicy hops with a mild citrus rind undertone. Flavor shows resinous hops with an earthy/herbal character and sweet malt background. Lightly toasted and caramelly grain. Palate is spicy with a kind of astringent bitterness.