brettdavis227 (7) - New York, USA - FEB 16, 2013 does not count
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
first try taste extra hoppy second and third has a much better balanced taste. Had this when it was slightly warm. So coudl probably be better if it were colder
r464 (1467) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very fizzy, highly carbonated. Malty with a crispness, sourness, and hint of fruit.
FROTHINGSLOSH (3989) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
My wife brought this one back from a trip to Rochester. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a murky caramel-brown color with an enormous foamy tan head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was faint tart vague fruits. The flavor was bitter and tart with faint citrus and a touch of brown sugar. Medium length finish and medium body. Eh.
jredmond (4025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle split with Vi and Ken. Pours an amber body with no head, some white lacing. Aroma is light vanilla malts. Mouthfeel is thin with pretty plain flavors surrounding a malty backbone and light hop and vanilla.
Bif (1029) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle- Pours a dark amber color with a nice tan head that fades to lacing.
Mild malt aroma of caramel and a hint of pine. Mild caramel flavor a bit of toasty malt and a mild bitterness with a clean finish. Medium body, smooth with a nice balance. Easy to drink a few of these without even trying. Nice change of pace beer. Another solid beer from Middle Ages.
bhensonb (9006) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours lightly ruddy copper with a foamy beige head. Sweet, fruity aroma. Flavor is sweetish, fruit, and possibly some not very bitter hop. But the components work really well, and the result is more tasty than most ambers. I can image this turning into Gale’s Prize Old Ale after many years. Probably not gonna happen.
Ron (1990) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beer tasting at the brewery I learned that the owners of the brewery were big Monty Python and the Holy Grail fans(and were also Middle aged) and that is how they came up with the brewery’s name.
Poured copper color with a ton of tan foam. Aroma is a nice blend of malts, some light hops and apple. The flavor begins with a mix of apples and sweet malts. It’s followed by a malty and slightly bitter middle and an aftertaste of some hops. The finish is very clean and hoppy.
EithCubes (4201) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2010
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Sweet grassy nose with a little earthy caramel and crystal edginess, has a distinct sweet herbal character. Pours a nice amber edging toward ruby with a short clingy beige head. Relatively flat feel, medium body, not really crisp or bready or even flavorful. There’s some generic dull malt and light citric acidity and that’s about it - just a homebrew experiment gone wrong. Nothing here.
GRM (2491) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown bottle, 12 ounces, trip to Beers of the world with Dum, Ian and Luc, purchased on August 26 2006, savoured on June 21 2010; eye: bronze with a reddish hue, clear, average effervescence, beige head that turns into a thin sheet, slight lacing; nose: malt, figs, caramel, light tobacco; mouth: malt, figs, caramel, light tobacco, finale in malt with light figs presence, medium body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, foamy texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 12 onces, voyage à Beers of the world (Rochester) avec Dum, Ian et Luc, achetée le 26 août 2006, savourée le 21 juin 2010; œil : bronze avec une teinte rougeâtre, claire, effervescence moyenne, mousse beige qui tombe et se transforme en une très mince couverture, très légère dentelle; nez : malt, figue, caramel, léger tabac; bouche : malt, figue, caramel, léger tabac, finale en malt avec légère présence de figue, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture mousseuse; en résumé : bien
williamherbert (1124) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very clear, in a deep blood-red. Large rocky, pillowy head. No lace to speak of. Medium carbonation.
Fairly potent malt smell right off the bat. Tiny bit musty, but that may have been my fault. Mild woody hop scent. Malt absolutely dominates. Actually a very nice balance: hops in one sniff, malt in the next, and back to hops again. Nice, complex aroma.
Has the malty first sip of a typical amber/red. Touch of butterscotch. Nice amber-y bite at the end. Not amazing, but good. Mild yeast undertone. Bitter (German-tasting) malt.
Medium thickness and with a solid bite at the end. The yeast allows for a nice, dry finish. This is a one-and-done brew; it’s got too much of that bitter malt for me to have more than one. Decent, just not remarkable.