ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet dough and honey malt nose with a touch of herbal hops. The taste is light to moderately sweet and lightly bitter with honey, apple, pear, and a touch of bread.
shrubber85 (9946) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Woody toffee malt and light hop aroma. Golden color with moderate head. Light sweet barley malt and moderately bitter dry grass hops. Very nice.
queenholly (3609) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewery. Caramel malt, light hops, wood, vanilla aroma. Deep gold, small off white head, nice lacing. Caramel malt and bread flavor with a smooth lingering hop finish. Medium body.
AWISLguy (2207) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Livery. Sampled with bro Keith. Pour on nitro was black with no head, concentric rings. Aroma was chocolate, licorice, plums - all a bit faint. Taste was chocolate, sweet fruits and anise. A bit watery. Finishes weakly. I could not identify the style - thought perhaps a porter, but a weak one.
1FastSTi (3359) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Firkin at Sugar Maple. The beer pours to a radiant amber bronze body with a starch white head and super nice lacing. The aroma is light. Almost like wet fur with a strange grain and plain bitter hops. The flavor is grain laden with subtle notes of cedar wood and dry bitter hops. average palate that leaves my mouth dry. Medium-light bodied.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Great Taste. I actually preferred this one to the Trippelweizenbock. Pours a murky reddish brown with a wisp of a head. Nose is subtle, English pale malts and caramel come across, along with some distant grassy and herbal hops. On tasting, there is some age in here, some light cardboard and a really nice caramelization. A hint of tartness comes across. All of this is rounded out by some astringency that actually works quite well here. Very Good Beer.
Boutip (5581) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hand-bottled at the brewery: Poured a hazy copper color ale with a rather large head and good retention with some lacing. Aroma of bready yeast and caramel malt is somewhat enjoyable. Taste is unfortunately more dominated by bready yeast then the malt backbone, which I was I wasn’t expecting considering the style. Body is quiet full with good carbonation. Too much yeast and malt doesn’t’ come out enough which is what this style usually called for.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the Livery 8.20.09. Pours a clear darker honey color with no head. Sweet oxidized aged honey aroma, caramel, some toffee, rich and smooth. Smooth light toffee flavor, warming alcohol, whisky-like honey notes. Smooth bodied with low carbonation. lovely and seems authentically English to me.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hand pull at the brewpub. Clear light orange with some dirty white head. The nose is dusty malts with some earthy hops. The flavor is pretty soapy. Watery body. Not a fan.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at the livery. Clearer amber with small white head. Aroma is sweeter red fruit with ight spice and richness, some apricot and peach as well. Flavor is sweeter peach and banana with mild pine hops. Medium body with light carbonation. Very nice.