Ernest (6014) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (grain, husks, caramel, malt syrup), lightly hoppy (apricot), with a strong note of butter/diacetyl.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively/fizzy carbonation.
Unpleasant raw and diacetyl-rich aroma gets things off to a bad start. Sniffing this does not encourage one to even venture one sip. I find it perplexing that American microbrewers canít even make something as good as A-Bís Redbridge in the gluten-free category...which ainít a great beer, but man...attempts by Lakefront, Bardís Tale, New Planet, etc. are pretty atrocious.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with no head. Smells of brown sugar and graham crackers with a hint of spicy hop. Full nectar with good carbonation. Starts out malty with a bit of sweet . A big hop profile is forward while the malt component dies rapidly leaving scorched mouth flesh to peel away. Not bad!
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours deep gold with a white head. Aroma is sweet, showing notes of rice and grassy hops. Flavor shows pretty much the same. Overall pretty simple but better alternative than budlight imo.