KUEric (938) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On Tap: A good, not great beer. In pretty much every sense of the word, nothing at all is special or unique, but niether is anything remotely bad or offensive.
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A somewhat hazy but very crisp amber ale. Very refreshing and easy to drink. A bit different from other ambers I drink in the respect that it has more of a malty wheat flavor without the vinegar like finish that Breckenridge Brewery’s Avalanche Amber has (which is brewed about 60 miles away).
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange gold with little to much carbonation. Toasty and malty. A bit weak in aftertaste and all in all a mudium beer.
teebradford (51) - Senatobia, Mississippi, USA - FEB 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice. After hearing about this beer for years, I finally found it in Helena Arkansas of all places. Similar to a Bass, with not as much head. Drink it from the bottle and you won’t notice, though. The description on the bottle pretty much sums it up. Cheers.
pierogy (15) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 18, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer was given a ton of publicity for finally coming to Chicago this February. I tried it in the 22 oz. bottle at a bar and was a bit let-down. Not a bad beer by any means. Has very smooth finish and light flavor. The flavor, in fact, was pretty weak and not unique at all. Not really the best value for your moneys worth.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy, orangish gold color with good carbonation. Sweet, doughy, yeasty aroma leads to a sweet malty flavor. Simple, clean, smooth with a bitter-free aftertaste. Pretty good stuff.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy light copper body, thin off-white head. Toasty, cerealy aroma with grassy, earthy hops. Biscuity, cerealy malt body, a bit acidic, tart, and thin, with moderate grassy hoppiness. This isn’t half-bad, but it could be a bit creamier and less acidic as it is a session beer. Thanks RooftopRogue for the bottle!
PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber color, clear, with decent head. Faint chocalate aromas, great balance between hop and malt flavors that were long in duration. A very drinkable beer, well done.
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2007 bleh. i’ll admit it’s novel, and a change from the normal. but that same novelty only goes so far. at some point, you start to wonder "if this beer was more readily available in this area, would i drink it?" the clear answer is: yes, but only because the BMC’s don’t know any better.... RERATE: what the hell does my previous rating mean? so... it’s pretty light red/orange, clear, heavily carbonated with a decent 1/4" head. smell is sort of bockish and a bit spicy. definitely lagerish. flavor is unchallenging but drinkable. i can see why people like it, it’s a decent step up from the BMC’s. pretty balanced flavor profile, mostly malty with spice but good hop balance. not bad; just simple.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 7, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Clear amber color with off white head that laced the glass. Spicy caramel malt aroma with a hint of chocolate. Flavors are similar with an earthy component and a bit of sweetness.