raphael (746) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel, wheat toast, nutmeg (? some spice), a mlid mix of citrus and pine hops.
Almost brown, hazy, thin of white head. Light and crisp in the mouth (sharp contrast to the characteristically murky Jubel, Christmas in July at Micky Finn’s. (Black Butte XXI was there yesterday; Terminal Gravity Festivale waiting for the next open tap).
Take a schwarzbier, add spice, more hops than German, clean finish.
BrewDad (4256) - Olympia, USA - APR 10, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pint – Eastside Club Tavern – Olympia, WA
Aroma: Malty with a light hops aroma. Some spices where getting through.
Appearance: Amber in color, Hazy with a thin head.
Flavor: This had a very odd flavor for being a Alt this should have had more flavor.
Palate: Dry finish, with a Odd Mouthfeel.
Overall: I was not right with this beer it had something wrong either it was a bad keg or mixed and had the wrong stuff in it. I think it was a mixed keg of two beers.
riversideAK (5413) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a nice beige head. Roasty, toasty, bready aroma. Is pretty roasty with some light sweetness. A light fruity yeast is in this one too. A little warming sensation from the booze too.
19Ei8hty (1077) - Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap - Malt&Vine. Smooth, lightly sweetened roasted malt backbone with light earthy notes and soft light fruit hints.
BillKismet (3000) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Woody brown amber with evanescent top. Amber malt with a hint of hop aroma. Medium-bodied with some residual sugars. Fairly well-balanced, mildly hopped. More of an amber than anything. Not a bad change of pace seasonal selection. Quite drinkable. Pleasantly and mildly flavored.
boFNjackson (3577) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Holiday Ale Fest 08... Poured brownish-ruby with an off-white head. Aroma of brown sugar. Very sweet with malt, cocoa flavors and had a chalky, dry finish.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Green Dragon. Dark red/brown with a thin eggshell white head. Melted caramel, bready, and milk chocolate. Balanced hops in the finish, more bitter then floral. As the beer warms a bit of cherry shows.
Beardface (1509) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2008 First review for this beer!!! Sampled on tap as my first birthday beer of the year at Good Times in Eugene this past monday. Very malty smelling and tasting and a little bit too sweet for my liking. Very warm and filling though, if not as complex as I would have liked. Not as good as Ninkasi’s IPAs or Oatis, but superior to Schwag, Spank Dog and the like. I imagine I’ll be drinking more of these and possibly altering my rating later this winter.