CanIHave4Beers (3138) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 16, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a amber colored glass bottle with a pry off cap.
Pours a bright orange color with a big fluffy white head that loosens up and shrinks while the glass chills out and I type this. I can see a spotty lacing forming.
The aroma is pretty faint, plenty of toasty malt and that’s about it, maybe some weird tomato character but that’s pretty faint.
The flavor is odd, bright and earthy at the same time, but not especially remarkable in either character. Some tartness, some caramel, some sweetness. Stylistically this ticks all the boxes, but generally there is no great feature with which this beer can hang it’s hat, it’s not bold (but it doesn’t have to be), it’s not especially crisp or clean (but it does not have to be), it’s not got a great depth of malt character (not that it has to), the hops are not prominent nor do they provide some wonderful balance here (which does not have to be the case). It’s a straightforward, and unremarkable yet true to style Irish ale.
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a clear pale reddish-amber with a medium white head.
smell is faint, some hops, and a little malt.
taste is of roasted malt, caramel, and few hops. ends just a little bitter. not much to this one.
jmohno (1045) - Iowa, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light copper amber,short foamy head,strong carbonation.
English malt/yeast aroma.Nutty butter.carmel malts.NOt much of hop detection,maybe slight if so.Some fruit-could be yeast esters.
Full mouth feel,but medium body.Carmel malts some carmelized taste or butter.Dusty nutty.With a mild tart citrus like crisp finish.Ok-decent.
wlajwl (3743) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is fruit and relatively non-sweet malts. The flavor is fruit, malts and a mix of nuttiness and tartness into the finish.
KyotoLefty (6144) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 15, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled at GJBF 2012 Osaka.
Pale amber color. Aroma of metal, cherry, a little bit of caramel. Light, industrial, metallic flavor with almost nothing going on. Thin and not tasty.
thornecb (4291) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 13, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Off-white micro head with excellent retention. Sweet and sour caramel aromas. Soft with sour malt front to back. Lasting vegetal finish.
tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at M’Coul’s. Pours copper amber with a nice beige head leaving some lacing. Aroma is sweet, toasted malty, some caramel and fruity. Flavor malty, a bit roasted, caramel, medium bitter hoppy, a bit grassy and fruity with the bitterness coming more out towards the end. Finishes bitter and sweet.
BVery (5935) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy orange pour with a white ring head. Nose is floral hops. Moderate palate, and the taste is kind of a muted floral hop with some grassy elements. Pretty good, and I bet I could session the crap out of this.
sterline80 (2) - USA - MAY 20, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
imo, i havent had a better, commercially available beer. I found it to be slightly better on tap than out of a bottle, but I’m a fan of tap beer so maybe it’s just me.
kramer (4857) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body with a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a wispy film. The nose is slightly grainy and toasted malt with just a light hint of floral hops. The flavor is pretty mild, fairly bland toasted malt with a little huskiness and almost zero bitterness. Fairly dry at least. Light bodied and fizzy with a fairly short finish. Not bad, but pretty boring.