Suttree (5420) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange, thin ring of foam. Nice clean aroma, with some hoppy citrus notes, some, I dunno, rose hips, maybe? Very clean crisp palate. Some light sweetness, some woody notes, and a little bit of citrus. Now I definitely want to try more of this series...
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber orange with a fizzy off white head. Deep grassy and mildly citrus aroma and taste with a mild bitterness and a smooth finish.
marcus (7293) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours copper with a thick beige head and a toffee aroma. I got tired of waiting and had to drink through the head. There is a nice caramel malt flavor with a bitter carbonated hoppy finish. It’s like a very yeasty IPA.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz. bottle, labeled as American Style. Like the others in the series, the pour yields a cloudy, dusky, reddish to burnt orange body with a thick, slowly receding head of smooth beige foam. Dense, solid swaths of lacing coat the glass nearly entirely, clinging hard and never letting go. The aroma is based in biscuit and toasty toffee malt, showing alot of baked bread and some healthy, green hop elements. Dried grass and pine join pithy citrus notes, as the yeast contingent stays dry and crackery. Flavors are nicely balanced, if not a little on the hoppy side for this Yeast Series. Toasted biscuit and bread again rule the malt base, as earthy, peppery, grassy hops provide ample bitterness. There’s a bit of brettiess or some other sort of Belgian feel to this as well. Medium-plus in stature, the body is lively carbonated, but not overly so. It’s a bit scratchy on the roof of the mouth, and subject to drying residual sugars on the finish. Overall, it’s a solid ale, but this, like the others in this educational lineup, has been underwhelming.
daniele (6264) - ITALY - SEP 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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anders37 (18904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2010. Pours a slighlty hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with sitrus hoppy hints. Sweetish malty hoppy citrus flavor with hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter citrus finish with hints of caramel in the aftertaste.
theisti (3414) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 fl oz bottle purchased at Gomers in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Pour is hazed orange golden with a thick three inch light tan head. Head eventually falls with nice lacing. Aroma is fresh orange citrus hops, along with a nicely defined nutty caramel malt. Taste is the citrus hops - though more grapefruit than orange, in balance with the bready sweet malt. The finish is mineral dry, with a touch of earthiness along with residual bitterness. Palate is medium bodied, right amount of carbonation and the dry flinty finish. Really no indication of the 8%. This was nice.
gunnfryd (12060) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at KØ-2010. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, tropical fruits, malt. Flavour is sweet, fruit, peaches, grain, hop, tropical fruits, malt, alcohol. Nice beer.
Forsberg_dk (258) - DENMARK - SEP 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle, pours amber with a nice big head, lots of lacings, aroma of grapefruit, grass, malt and dough, taste is grapefruit and malt caramel with a decent bitterness.
bhensonb (12130) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botttle as American-Style from Berkeley Bowl West. Pours hazy copper with a foamy off-white head. Nice aroma - I call citrus hop. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavor - I call resin hop - with some grapefruit rind. Finishes with a nice bitter burn. Good beer.