Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma keeps switching off between a nice lactic tartness, some oak, and some smoky hints. Tastes minerally with some nice tartness. Some smoky hints emerge as the beer warms. Earthy grassy finish. This reminds me of a cross between koduolo and gose. Good stuff!
roder60 (1283) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an extremely hazy light pale yellow color with slight fizzy white head. Aroma is very very grassy with a bit of citrus. Flavor is grassy like a dortmunder, tart but not fruity. Dry and a bit bitter. Slight smokiness to it. Overall, interesting.
LinusStick (2818) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2008 Another great by East End. This is the ultimate lawnmower beer. Nice floral aroma with light malt and yeast in the background. Pour was a nice medium gold with a 2 finger white head. Taste was very drinkable and refreshing. Light malt and smoke in the front that gives way to a lactic sourness in the aftertaste. As I had more of this the smoke gets stronger. A definate plus! Little carbonation, but the flavor stands on its own. Some yeast and lemon come out as it warms. Great beer!
mulletman69 (13) - USA - JUN 5, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
orgasmic... sour, with a smokey finish... beautiful beer... and one of only two breweries in the world to brew a beer of this style scott is the man
Naka (704) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very interesting brew. Sampled at Pints for Pets. Pours a hazy peach flesh color with a small foamy head. Aroma is a little bit of spicy fruit. A sweet pruny caramel nose. Has a sweet yet smoky flavor. Very sour with a light bitter bite at the finish. Complex with a lot of bready characteristic. Medium body with a light carbonation.
dpjuart (1049) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
5/17/08 - Sample at Pint for Pets. Pours cloudy yellow with skimming, foamy white head. Nose is slightly sour with some spicy wheat notes. Taste is sourdough bread, slight apple and a touch of smoke and slight oak.. A rather mild bitter, but more than I expected. Very dry. Such a different taste that anything I’ve had before. Great beer.
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler from my pal Cheapdark. A very interesting beer. Each sip, each aroma yields something different. Not to say its very complex -- it isn’t -- but there is a still a lot of variety and evolution as this is drank. All the major ingredients are noticable -- light lactic, smoke, wheat -- along with some lemon and light yeast. I like this. Quite close to a berlinner weisse, really the only extra thing is smoke. I bet this would be great if it got the proper barrel treatment. Thanks, Dennis!
cheap (3972) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2008 On tap at the East End Brewery. Got a nice big sample while filling a growler of it for puzzl. Cloudy lightish beige or brown like a hazey Long Island iced tea. Beatiful big head! Taste is of old farm house or barn with background hints of old sour wet hay. At times I think I smell a little old wet hay and manure mix in there and this is not meant to be derrogatory in any way. I must admit, I never tasted horse or goat manure but had my face rubbed in it a few times and this stuff has all the positve attributes of said matter. At times I think there are hints of smoked goat cheese in there. This brew is unique and a positive experience on all accounts. A really good tasting session brew. Light and airy, beautiful and fun. Nice finish, like a confederate gentleman greeeting a southern colonial bell. Lovely, simply lovely! Not a single hint of bitterness!
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy gold/straw color with a thin, soapy white head. The smell is very smoky, with a lemon/lactic tart background, and a hint of bread. Crisp, clean taste. Starts slightly lemony, followed by a big wallop of smokiness, and ends clean, dry, and slight acidic. This beer, it seems to me, is the love child between a Rauchbier and a Berleiner Weissbier. Well done Bill and Scott! It’s great to see something like this in the area. I thoroughly enjoyed the chance to try it and I hope I’ll be down to have so more. I think it’s cool that it’s only 3%. For lightweights like me, I can have a few and not be a total ass. Refreshing, intriguing, interesting, drinkable, and delicious.
3fourths (7885) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2008 Draft @ Marzoni’s. Cloudy, muddy dark yellow. Weird, spicy flavor of sprite soda, ginger ale, soggy bread, wheat germ, and then a really strange note of lactic acid (actually guessed at this before reading the description) - it’s mainly on the back and in the finish, a sharp stomach acid bite that seems out of place, but almost resembles a berliner weisse... but then everything in this beer seems out of place... I don’t get any smoke, but I do get some pureed apples and sour pear mush, and some fruity yeast esters, overall it’s really unique and strange but it’s difficult to understand.