kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy amber, fine cream colored head, lots of lace, light citrus hop aroma, rich malt flavor, lots of earthy bitterness, nice caramel sweetness to balance the earthy hops,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Tmoney99 (10680) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Keg Liqour Fest of Ale. Poured clear copper with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate malty and sour citrus aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium bitter flavor with a medium smooth bitter finish of moderate duration.
shrubber85 (7609) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2014 Growler. Sweet malt aroma. Hazy amber color with nice big head. Sweet creamy malt flavor with light berry notes and moderate hops finish. Light carbonation. / Re-rate 8-3-14 - Buttery/mild cheese and toffee malt aroma. Golden yellow with large head. Sweet buttery barley malt and moderately bitter grass/hay flavor. Good - seems hoppier than before but it has been a long time.
deyholla (6644) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Pours a cloudy orange with an off-white head that laces nicely. Aroma has a strong pine hop profile with a slight undertone of biscuits. Flavor begins with a strong hop presence, but the biscuit note grows to a well balanced finish.
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Steve’s Birthday bash at the Livery: Medium amber hued with a solid but small head. The aroma has notes of pale grains and some crystal malts, herbal and minty hops, a bit of pine, some buttery notes as well. The taste is pretty balanced between the common malts and moderate to light hop bitterness, fruity and a touch minty. The mouth feel is smooth and refreshing, a bit short upon the finish. A good brew but hardly what I think of when it comes to this style.
EithCubes (4908) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewpub. Cloudy copper but looks darker. Sweet, vaguely English hops aroma with definite Cascades. Body is thin and watery, but still has a nice crisp hop bite and a good dose of dry, biscuity malt. Touch of oiliness. Very dry aftertaste. Overall, a bit thin for me, bu a good (pale-ish) session.
vyvvy (3999) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at St. Louis microfest. A fine attempt at the style. Pours amber with a dense off-white head. The aroma has huge grassiness with lots of pale / pils malt. Medium / body with semi-soft carbonation. The flavor starts very grassy with some spiced hops - the grassiness is really just off the charts. The finish is very grainy and grassy. Easily one of the best I’ve had of the the style.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Rich O’s Publick House during RBSG Road Trip 2007. Slightly hazy golden body with a small white head. Sweet caramel and light floral hops aroma. Dry floral hops flavor with some light caramel and a bitter aftertaste.
Patrickctenchi (3671) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep gold with a tall, yellow-white head....bubbly.
Cheesy/yeasty grain malt aromas.
Grassy/earthy hop bittering.
SpringsLicker (3145) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rich O’s Publick House when I stopped on the way to Dark Lord Day.
Pours fairly clear gold with a persistent off-white head.
The aroma has plenty of malt and citrus hops.
A dry bittereness leads off for the flavor profile and is quickly followed by some maltiness.
Well balanced and not too over the top. A good easy-drinking beer, especially for someone just becoming initiated into the realm of craft beer.