Finhead (1151) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear, copper pour with an off-white head. It has a light cereal grain aroma with some mild earthy hops. The medium body has a somewhat creamy texture with soft carbonation. The taste is well-balanced with a slightly bitter, dry finish.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Rating #85. Clear amber pour with a sticky white head. Light sweet malty aroma, no discernible hop character. Bland, light sweetness, almost a little corny. Not much too it. (2045)
marcus (6365) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours clear copper with a modest off-white head and a bready aroma. There is a sweet pale malt flavor with a dry bitter finish.
Blairgus (2567) - California, USA - MAR 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
15 mar 2012, bottle. golden honey, clear, no bubbles. nose is that golden syrup malty pub ale. med body and mildly fizzy. tastes of tea bags, dry grassy hops, and pub ale. ugh.
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle pours clear amber gold color with small sustaining white head. Aroma of light malts, some hay, buttered toast. Palate at first feels very smooth and creamy like a bitter, but then becomes slightly abrasive on the finish. Flavor of butter and toast gives way to an unidentified metallic bitterness. About what I expected, but could have been so much more. This should be in a can with a widget.
BVery (5986) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. Clear amber pour with a white head. Very faint malt nose. This thing is low on taste character with just a bit of malt and hop, is dry on the palate, and leaves a metallic finish. Just not good at all.
arminjewell (6100) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle is dark orange, red with nice white head, aroma brought notes of big spicy lemon, big bready and slight caramel notes, some slight cereal grain, citrus, hints of a slight grassy hop note as well. Taste is a nice mix of lots of bready and yeasty driven malts, hints of caramel mixed in with some slight nutty notes, touch of grass and citrus but not as much as the nose, ever so slight ester notes as well.
cheap (3975) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
from a bottle. smells crisp and clean. pour is slightly darker than pale yellow. refershing on the commencement. slight bitterness begins to build. goodly amount of co2 makes this easier to enjoy. a little mettalic at times. finish is almost some hops but barely perceivable. slag ending.
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is sweet, but one-dimensional. Hops are barely perceptible. On the palate, itís really corny and sweet... almost tastes like a mild malt liquor. Strangely, my wife, who hates almost every beer Iíve shared with her, thought it was okay and took more than one sip. Tough to think of this one as a "Bitter" considering how sweet it was. Not for me.
JFGrind (1838) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Founders Ale is the first seasonal Newcastle beer I have come across. Slight floral aroma, gentle on the toasted malts and bitterness roll into a light bodied Bitter. Newcastle brews a powder puff of a beer. Macro drinkers will enjoy it.