durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft from The Diamond in Green Point, Brooklyn. Pours light clear chestnut with a small white head. Nose is crisp toasted malts, with toffee and light floral notes. Hop bitterness hinted at, which comes through on the palate. Maybe it was just the dearth of a good bitter here in the States and my desire to relive my days in Britain, but damn this was refreshing. Huzzah for 3.4% beers.
ben4321 (4752) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found some old rating notes from TapNY 2013 that somehow never got entered.
There’s not a ton of detail in the notes for this beer, just that I really enjoyed it. Just a score and the fact that I enjoyed the malt profile quite a bit. If/when I find this beer again I’ll have to do a rating update.
Ed5388 (2538) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head. Aroma of grain, grass, and lemon citrus. Taste is also grainy, with notes of grass, citrus, pine, and hints of caramel.
Jow (2705) - New York, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Draught 55. Excited to get to try this new brewery. Pours incredibly light yellow like watered down macro, nose is light hops and citrus. Tastes of lemon, grass, minerally, some pine. It’s very bitter and very clean, kinda stings back of throat but is very appealing..can’t put finger on why i like this but I really do.
snoworsummer (3250) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours very clear gold with a thin white head. Tastes very smooth, bready, bitter, with a light hop feel. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like malt, musk, resin, and hops.
sonnycheeba (4247) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery. Pours clear golden yellow with creamy white head. Aroma is heavy grain notes mostly cereal and toasted malts, light floral and grassy notes, hay, and light fruit. Flavor is dry malty goodness with grassy hop bitterness and light citrus esters; crisp finish with a touch of bitterness. Light body and low carbonation.
mansquito (4116) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Diamond, Brooklyn tap ($6): Pours amber with a whitish head. Aroma is toffee, honey, and a little bit of earth. Slightly sweet. Mild and subdued hoppiness. Plenty of honey and toffee in the taste. Easily sessionable and pleasant to drink.
Maverick34 (2584) - New York, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Diamond. Poured an amber with big white head. Mild spices and bitters and light biscuit and grain notes.
jcr (2346) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Clear golden/light amber body. Frothy, off-white head. Aroma of light caramel, toasted grain, floral hops. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Clean malts. Slightly tangy finish. Appreciate the flavors in this session beer — and the balance and crispness. Aroma is a little light, but the flavor makes up for it.
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Brewery. It is hard to find a bitter that is decent on tap in the states. Newburgh’s is what I look for in a bitter. Creamy fluffy white head, with copper color. It is smooth, creamy, but bitter. Low carbonation, like the pulled cask ales I sampled in England. The aroma is of flowery hops and an touch of malty bread and toffee. Palate is very smooth, but the finish is clean and bitter. Flavor was of buttery toffee, estery, and pine. It is a beer I want to sip and enjoy a second afterward.