troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught. Faint malt aroma. Poured a cloudy amber with a thin fast disappearing white head. Faint malt taste with a little biscuit. Flat finish, a little hop but not much. Not much going on here.
boFNjackson (4117) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap... Poured amber-reddish with a tiny head. Warm malt on the nose. Very sweet and a lot of caramel malt. Not much hops. Slight biscuit flavors and a roasted finish.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/2/08 @ Old Saint Francis School in Bend, with Bikesandbeer and his Girlfriend Jesse. Lunch before driving to Sacramento via Mt. Shasta. 7th Brewery of the trip. Listed as special red, guessing its right with Jake65’s review. Pours golden orange with a bright white ring. Nos is sweet and malty. Taste is sweet and a big old eh.
jake65 (2594) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAY 21, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Old St. Francis: Pours a brownish red with a moderate beige head. Good, thick lacing. Nose is earthy with light piney hops and some malt presence. Tastes of earth tones, rye, citrus hops. A little light on the hops.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at Sherwood Pub. Arrived a hazy medium amber color with a trace of off-white head. Malt forward aroma, toasty with a bit of caramel, but nice floral hoppiness evident as well. Flavor falls in line with the aroma, more malty and sweet, but still carries a crisp hop tanginess and a slightly astringent finish. Medium body and tingly carbonation. This is a servicable beer and mostly pleasant to drink, though it does have what I’ve decided to call the McM house yeast character, adding a vaguely unpleasant taste.
after4ever (6089) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Queen Anne McM’s. Pours a medium clear copper with decent light tan thin-bubbly head. Nose isn’t exactly foul or overly sour, but there’s a bit of mysterious rye-like tang there. Not totally convinced it’s welcome in the air, but it seems like a reasonable addition once you get around to drinking some. And when you do, it’s pretty clear that this one of those beers that’ll get lost if you try to sip it, or sandwich it between too many too-fresh memories of really bold and accomplished beers. It’s got the usual smash-up of caramel and biscuit with some toast for an amber, and it’s nothing exceptional, but given a cool rainy day (when the outdoors are daunting) and friendly service I could drink the shit out of this beer. It’s in a weird category in that simultaneously I probably wouldn’t cross the street to drink it, either. I think maybe I’m just running out of fresh language to describe the well-built forgettable beers.
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ Lighthouse Brewpub, Lincoln City, OR. June 2005. Pours an amber colour with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with some hints of hops. Sweet malty flavor with some roasted hints. Dry malty finish.
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Tap - Mcmenamins Light house Lincoln City, OR] A great red colored beer with a light hop aroma and a malty flavor. had some great charteristics and I loved the over all flavor. A good drinking beer after a long day working hard.
JorisPPattyn (7817) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draught at the Six Arms, Seattle Very hazy amber with greenish shine; no head to speak of. Bit sourish smell, malt, but not very outspoken. Again indeed a bit sourish, however faint, then malty, sweetish finish. Light, some grist-y slickness. Talk about a brownish beverage that looks like beer.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Another one tried over the summer. Another basic offering from this producer. Garnet coloring ,with a puffy little egg white head, malty characteristics, watered down and bland