cbfobes (2156) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Livery, overall this one did not blow me away but was still enjoyable, has a great hay and grassy aroma, has a nice hoppy finish and is very drinkable.
SrSilligoose (3135) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at livery. pours a hazed golden. grassy, earthy, toast. clean. refreshing. awesome. light rye bready note. tight beer. liked this better than most raters it seems. maybe this was a better batch that previous batches, who knows.
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
So, I got a bottle of this...yeah, a bomber... Either way the nice man at the Livery tent responded to my "why don’t you bottle" by handing me a delicious bottle of this at the MBG Harvest Festival this past October. It is now February, and I am finally taking this beer out for a test run. Tasty! I was hesitant, but my worries and fears were not warranted. This Helles Lager is awesome! Not at all what I would have expected. Nice bready aroma, hint of clove in there. Tastes quite sour, bit of skunk, but not in a bad way.. it’s got character. I split this with my buddy BeerBaron617, and well.. yeah, it was A-OK.
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I felt quite priveleged to share this extremely rare beer with my best beer bud, MereLikesBeer. It poured a hazy orange amber, with fluffy white head. The aroma, while subtle, was a nice banana, malty sweetness. The flavor as well was really bready, and effervescent. Very solid table beer, but not memorable. Cheers!
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy straw colored pour with a moderate white frothy head. Nose is lightly earthy with touches of light sweet malt. Flavor is also pretyy light...some biscuity maltiness and light earthy hopping. Decent drink but not very memorable.
Tmoney99 (10102) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at MBGF Summer 2009.
Poured hazy golden color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid balanced citrus and malt aroma. Medium body with slick texture and flat carbonation. Medium balanced flavor with a medium smooth sweet finish of moderate duration.
Drinkable brew and above average for the style.
Cletus (6331) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler courtesy of dmschefke. Pours copper with a slight chill haze and a white head. Smells of toasted malt, spicy, grassy, some tea, straw. Tastes of toasted malt, spicy, full bodied, earthy. Great example of this style.
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A considerably underrated lager that goes well beyond the ordinary.
One of the freshest tasting beer I’ve ever had. Hazy golden topped by a frothy white head. Superbly refreshing grassy, hoppy lager with exquisite toasty malts, crunchy, you’d chew on those malts until you’ve had a meal out of them. Bready (needless to say again extremely fresh bread), gently tart (seems to be a house character, but it totally fits as it just exposes its drinkability farther). Muscled maltiness for a lager, but just plain fresh, bright and poundable.
I’ll repeat it again, The Livery is probably the single brewpub where I’ve disagreed the most with my fellow ratebeerians’ scores.
marcus (6022) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 22, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. This clear golden ale poured with a nice off-white head. The flavor is sort of sweet and sour and a bit skunky - it must be from that City of David water.
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 19, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Livery. Pours an orange-tinged honey color; white head with patchy lacing. Solid amounts of sweet malts, apples, and light sugar in the aroma. Medium mouthfeel: chewy apples, sugar, and some basic dried fruits; slightly underhopped and sweet compared to my basic knowledge of a helles, but solidly drinkable and tasty; a touch on the sweet side. Medium finish: sweet sugar, apples, and some toastiness; ends a touch on the sweet side overall.