dogfishho (562) - 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 (1777) - 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.
demitriustown (1011) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle: Aroma is grainy, some hops, and a toasted roasty malt characteristic as well. Appearance is a lightly golden amber hue with a medium white head that diminishes quickly. Taste starts off with the malt, then you get a small bite of hops on the tongue. Finishes with a bitter graininess that is not that bad. Overall, Decent bitter. Cheers!
JShelton (5) - Locke, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2012 does not count
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Beer had almost no flavor whatsoever. To be fair it followed a beer that had a lot of roasted malts. The body is good, but when it hits your palate there is nothing.
---some day, I hope to have tried them all.
obguthr (3313) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Honey and toffee nose, a little hot. Crystal clear copper, medium head. Honey flavor, toffee flavor. It seems disjointed but I wonít hold that against it too much.. Fizzy. Classic session bitter.
csaso (1132) - Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - small foamy head, medium amber color, mildly sweet malt aroma and flavor with a fair dry hop finish
Cybercat (2773) - Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear, dark amber with not much head - but the latter may be an artifact of the pour. Malty aroma has a fruity undertone and is not strong, but still invites a taste. Flavor - whoa, now that is good flavor. Malty core, apple plus more than a hint of pear, hint of horehound. Smooth and somewhat fizzy texture has more than average body. If this is not outstanding, it is still worthy of a try.
Holdwine (1064) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks for the bottle Rod. Although there is a bit of bitter, this is not a "bitter". Very easy to drink. Right amount of alcohol. Decent hops. Missing a malty punch.
wlajwl (3331) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is grainy malts and a hint of hops. The flavor is malts, a hint of fruit and a hint of hops in the finish. It was relatively decent, definitely couldíve used more flavor though.
unclemike (2068) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is dusty with grassy hops, light brown sugar, and adjuncts. The appearance is light brown amber with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma and is slightly papery and astringent. The palate is average. Overall a pretty average beer.