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.
ben4321 (4826) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Location: Draft at Texas-Arizona, 7/13/10
Aroma: Kind of dull aroma of straw, grass, grains, earth, and corn
Appearance: Pours a pretty much clear orange color with basically no head
Flavor: The flavor is balanced between yeast/corn malts, and grass/straw hops
Palate: Light body, somewhat on the thin side, decent drinkability, and moderate carbonation
On that rare occasion that I see a beer in a Hoboken bar that I havenít tried before, I figure I have to try it. This one was unsurprisingly unexciting. The best thing I can say about it: Not a terrible beer for a BBQ or tailgate, but thatís about it.
Mungular (48) - Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2010
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Yet another disappointing summer ale. Iíd think I had a problem with the whole genre if I didnít love some of the other offerings Iíve had this year. This attempt from Newcastle really just didnít do it for me as far as flavor. It looked and smelled ok, but the hops didnít really balance the citrus and the finish just left me lacking. Also, it was a bit heavy for the heat. Not impressed.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Call me crazy, but I think this is a pretty solid ale. Aroma is
floral, earthy, with a faint hint of skunk. Flavor is light, but a nice crisp hop bite. Pretty much everything one would want in a summer ale. Easy to drink, and the perfect companion to a beach and the sun.
Ughsmash (7387) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured clear, orange-tinted straw golden with a looser-bubbled white head. The aroma picked up honeyed and bready malts with fresh lemon zest, earth, and floral accents (almost agave-like).. fresh and crisp. The flavor found honey again at the core, with peppery notes and lemon zest around.. dry and a touch oxidized at the end. Light-bodied, crisp, and clean on the palate.. dry and well-balanced.. solid stuff.
jjuf1853 (1285) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at IBG (Lutz, FL). Pours a slightly cloudy pale yellow with a foamy white head. Mild aroma and flavor. Not overly interesting or tasty, just so-so.
SSSteve (3968) - - JUL 2, 2010
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz bottle. clear gold under a small whispy white head. aroma is tart with white grapes. tart, grassy, bitter flavor with some white grape or green apple. acetaldehyde? faint hints of vanilla. palate is light with moderate carbonation but still somehow has a creamy character.
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, golden body with a fizzy, clingly white head. Light aroma of grass and a hint of citrus. Fizzy, potent mouthfeel. Overall light flavor with a bit of sweetness amongst grassy, bitter hops. Not bad.
cheap (4618) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this at the Pittsburgh Great European Beer Festival at the Sharp Edge Beer Emporium 6/2010. From a bottle. Looks like pale lager. No head. Slight friendly soda pop aroma. Good tingle and CO2 on the palate. Flavors of pleasant hay. Enjoyable and fun, a good beer experience. Some slight beer bitterness on the finish. One of the better mild beers at fest, glad to have had the chance to taste this stuff.
twindadplus2 (630) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark amber with a medium sized foamy head. Light grassy hop aroma with a soft grain background. Grassy, herbal hop flavor with a light malt sweetness and a bitter finish. Heavy tingle of carbonation slightly offsets the medium body. Not necessarily a bad beer it just always seemed to have a slightly off/stale flavor.