Brigadier (2990) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub
A very nice amber ale is the definition of a sessionable pour. Something that pairs well with almost anything on the menu it doesn’t fatigue the palate. If you are looking for a lighter beer that rivals the best options in Ohio City look no further.
Aroma / Appearance - Light bronze carbonated liquid bubbles below a layer of stiff head. Light noble hops sparkle and rise up to meet the nose. The main drivers are malts and almonds.
Flavor / Palate - Crisp malt opens the experience lightly. Other than a brief burst of green apple the flavors hold together the profile from start to finish. Take away that flaw and I might put this along the best amber ales that I’ve tried. Instead it is merely average to slightly above average.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4943) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2013
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured an orange-caramel color with a small foamy beige head that left good lacing. The aroma was sour and rancid nut. The flavor was nutty and fairly sour and wood with an off almost rancid element. Very long sour rancid nut finish. Medium body. Revolting.
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewpub on 3/24/12. Clear amber pour with a thin white head. Malty and caramelly nose with notes of fruit along with light, crisp hops. Slightly caramelly and bready malt flavor with crisp grassy hops in the finish.
SrSilliGose (3260) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Notes of doughy, toasted caramel, nuts, fruit cake. A tad vegetal. Okay.
Tmoney99 (10717) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at brewpub. Poured clear amber color with an average creamy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt and floral hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish that was moderate in duration. This is a solid beer for style.
Dogbrick (8149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a clear pale amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel and roasted malt, plus a touch of hops. Medium body with a sweet malty character that has notes of caramel and hops. The finish is sweet with a toasted malt aftertaste. Decent overall.