goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask:Taco Mac Decatur. Slightly hazed amber with copper highlights. No head at all. Moderate amount of dry hopped aroma on top of sweet caramel malt. The hops are piney, earthy, and sweaty. The flavor was lightly tart. Caramel and nutty malt with a light hop flavor starting on the finish. Caramel continues in the finish as well with a mild bitterness. Semi-dry. Even for a cask ale this seemed to be pretty low in carbonation. Almost still.
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong floral nose. Golden ruby body with thin disappearing head. Sweet notes of aple reveal themselves. Mouth retains the fruitiness, with a floral finish. Slightly chewey with a crisp green linger.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Crystal-clear" orange/copper/amber blend of colors - no head. A clean finish makes this one very refreshing. Mildly bitter hops, very British indeed. Gently malts - mostly caramel. Some pleasant mineral-ashiness to it.
notalush (5398) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A solid, English-style session bitter - dry, mineral-like character (probably from the hard water used) - quite bready and chewy - just the slightest bit of strawberry sweetness - pretty good.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - APR 25, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Clear strawberry red color with an ivory head. Malty aroma. Dry chalky flavor. All malt, kind of grainy. The chalkiness lingers in the finish.
Beerdedone (2981) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 On Draft at Issac Newton’s with Stegosaurus. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma of hops and fruit. Flavor is citrus, carbonated, sweet, with a slight bitter finish. Didn’t enjoy this one.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12 0z. bottle. Reddish apearance, true to style, but little head and no lacing. Bitter throughout, as expected, with a very dry palate to begin with, that but became less so near the end...left a good finish. Not my favorite beer, but at 4.5% abv, a good one to have if drinking several.
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice clear golden body, with a liight beige head. Looks like a lot of carbonation went into this little bottle. This beer has a distinct Tea like aroma, very different. Very hoppy flavor, with a good shot of bitterness. Very long finish, and bit of a hoppy aftertast. Not bad.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - APR 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is faint, but slightly vegetal with some meaty umami notes. Dark amber in color with a quickly diminishing thumb thick white (at start) head. Fore is very light tasting with some bready grain notes, mild honey/apple sweetness and some very faint citric notes. Overall it is pretty refreshing, but has a heavy crispness to it that lets you know that it is no lager.
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2006 pours out of the bottle a weak, clear and watery, copper body with medium carbonation. while the appearance for the most part is unimpressive the medium-small head is rather creamy and has a beautiful yellow and eggshell-white color. there is a little bit of thinly scattered lacing. tastes of light hops and grass. can even pick up a bit of vanilla in the background. this has a sprinkle of sweetness throughout but then finishes mildly bitter. its not a very bravado beer but it was mellow and easy to drink. another beer drinker might find it lacking but I found it quite pleasingly simple and refreshing since I wasn’t in the mood for anything more complex.