Ernest (6839) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy medium amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, cookie, caramel), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot, orange), with a light note of alcohol.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Decent, but restrained in character for its size.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy amber pour with a diminishing head. The aroma was surprisingly light for a double - with subtle hints of honey malts and orange hops. The body was rather thin, with caramel malts backing up some buttery fruit - peach and pear. The rye was rather absent for me, in mouthfeel and body. Just OK.