brian60625 (701) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I drank this at Grandma’s in Duluth under the alias "Grandma’s Trusty Old Brew." As with most in-house labeled beers at non-brew pubs, I was skeptical, but I was sold by how it came with a "Grandma’s Saloon" pint glass. I’ve found restaurants tend to associate their name with outsourced, C+ beers. It had more sweet-malted flavor than a light beer and a decent but clear amber color. There was a small metallic aspect to it, which dragged it down a bit. It was a little heavier than average, yet drinkable.
freeofthoughts (593) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap labeled as Leinenkugel special ale Who’s Brew. Pours light copper with white head mild aroma of toasted grain and a bit of sweetness. The taste is heavy on the grain side and empty on the hop side. There is a quirky dry bitter grainy feel, there is a slight sweetness under but overall it’s bland and straight forward for an amber.
ChainGangGuy (4229) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served at the Cheeseburger in Paradise chain under the title Paradise Beach Ale.
Appearance: Clear, copper body with a very thin, though enduring white head.
Smell: Mild nose of pale malts, mildly bready, with a top note of Brach’s caramels.
Taste: Lightly bready pale maltiness with some caramel sweetness present. Very, very low fruitiness. Near nil hop character and only lightly bitter. Mainly the sweetness is balanced out by a last minute burst of fizz on the clean finish.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Just a skosh above medium carbonation.
Overall: This one made me think of AB’s American Ale, it’s nothing too exciting but serves as a sufficient, tidy beer.
drdisque (454) - Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Ditka’s as Iron Mike Amber. Pours clear orange. Nice sweet caramelly malty flavor. A little fruity with a little touch of hops and a crisp finish. Not too flavorful, but pleasant, good session beer.
robgibbens (370) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2011
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Amber color with little head. Malty taste, fairly sweet. Clean finish. Not much going on for me.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity.
polomagnifico (1144) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Pink Pony on Mackinaw Island. Aroma has notes of caramel malts, cereal, grassy hops and citrus. Medium amber hue with a small mostly diminishing white head that left little lace. Flavor is medium sweet and bitter. palate is medium bodied and watery average. Overall a malty pale ale that didn’t really impress.
RobertDale (2597) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 9, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Cheeseburger in Paradise. Comes clear amber/gold with a small white head. Mild aroma of malt and citrus hops. Taste is caramel, citrus and some hops bitterness. OK.
ryanfolty (1671) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2011 Date: July 1, 2011 Mode: Draft Source: Grandma’s Saloon and Grill, Duluth, MN Appearance: Translucent light brown color with thin head Aroma: Faint grainy smell Flavor: Starts with a slight bitter taste and finishes watery Other: Sold as Grandma’s Trusty Old Brew. Would not order again as the watery finish reminded me of a crappy light beer. Could be the restaurant watered the beer down like the ranch dressing, hahaha.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours mid amber with notes of light hop and heavier malt. Not a long finish and seemed waterey. Had it at Yakzees in chicago.