keokani (20) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 10, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: floral, herbs.
Appearance: golden, brown, clear, sparkling, frothy, white foam.
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter.
Palate: light body, thin feel, lively.
Overall: This is one of the best session beers Iíve ever tried, and in my opinion, it is better than most beers offered in the average bar. It is very drinkable. A light amount of bitterness is present, but this is outweighed by the malt character. This beer has the potential for mass appeal. Letís see if it ever makes its way into bars.
Ernest (6576) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain, malt syrup, cookie), trace hops (flowers, apricot), with light notes of diacetyl and DMS.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Nose is unattractive...raw malt with some butter and cooked veggies underneath, only a whisper of hops. Ok flavor balance (ample bitterness) but not very clean and rather watery/bland. Not horrific, but a drain pour all the same.
mansquito (3975) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Buffulo Billiards, DC (tap): This was the only beer that I never had at the bar. Looks like an ESB, when i saw it. Copper body with an off-whitish head. Aroma is of malts and mildest notes of hops. The beer itself is rather smooth. Really not that bad. Got some hop bitterness, along with a sort of sweetish burnt finish. A few bready and toffee notes in there as well. Not bad, but not really that good either.
andyhwcinc (1618) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed from 12 oz bottle. Iím a fan of Newcastle Brown, so I figured Iíd give this a shot. Itís just average. Appearance is a clear/cloudy amber gold with not much head. Taste is crisp but somewhat flat as well, an unusual array of malt and a very faint backing of hops. Aroma is rather bland. Itís a good beer to consume when backyard barbecuing, otherwise not something Iíd drink again.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
aroma is clean malted grain and its own fresh esters of peach. grassy as well. appearance is well polished just dark of blonde. flavor leans more towards balance of wet grains and subtle hop bitterness then esters but some survive.
brokensail (12479) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A: The pour is an innocent enough looking golden color with a mild, white head. Quite summery, indeed...
S: Nothing says summer quite like the smell of...butter? Tons oí diacetyl with a bit of sweet orange and sweet malt.
T: Though I did not believe it to be possible, the flavor displays even more butter than the nose! Buttered popcorn with a side of butter and a mild sweetness as well.
M: Light and somewhat spritzy. Perhaps a touch watery.
D: This was bordering on awful. Iíll simply classify it as really bad and suggest staying away from this beer.
BillKismet (3418) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2010
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Carbonated bronze body with a an airy froth cover. Nose of crisp, sharp European hops, some grains, and distinct fruitiness. Very bitter, earthy European hops, strong grassiness, and some skunk.
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured golden with a head that faded very quickly smelled of nothing tasted sweet and malty kind of lagerey boring
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, I liked this way more than the other Ratebeerians. On tap at San Diego Brewing Co. Clear Pale amber-yellow. Tiny head to lace. Nose very light. Yeast and light citrus. Spice. Light and bright in the mouth. Deep lemon to yeasty wet mouth. Refreshing finish.
jwatkins56550 (17) - USA - JUL 15, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I would rather be drinking Newcastle brown out of a can for my summer seasonal. At least they put this in brown bottles. I get some slight nuttiness from the malts, with kind of herbal earthy hops. Aroma is pretty good. Good carbonation. Taste is not appealing to me. Very slight resinous finish. I donít think Iíll try this again.