Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle shared by MaltDawg at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 9/18/10. Pours a clear amber color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet malts and some caramel. The taste is bitter hops, fruity notes and a bitter finish. Medium bodied. Boring.
Pailhead (4242) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of citrus, fruit, bread, and brett. I donít believe that brett has been added to this beer, but the aroma definitely shows signs of it. It pours a mostly transparent amber with lots of sediment and a half inch off-white head that fades to a soapy film within thirty seconds or so. The flavor starts lightly fruity before fading to a lightly floral and brett finish. I donít know if I have a "bad" bottle or what, but this doesnít come across as an amber ale and all. It somewhat reminds me of lighter version Lelanau Petoskey Pale. Iíll definitely have to pick up another bottle of this soon for a re-rate.
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2010
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
From MaltDawg @ 12th Richmond Gathering. Poured a dark yellow. The aroma is just like that of a typical sour ale, which is not a good sign if this is supposed to be an íamber.í Taste is quite heavy on bready malts that have gone bad. There is a weird sourness to this beer. Definitely an infected batch, I would hope. Very skunky.
obguthr (3317) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2010
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
From MaltDawg @ 12th Richmond Gathering: Aroma of dried leaves and new plastic funk. Clear amber, thick white lacy head. Chlorophenols on the palate. Infected.
jrsenkbe (23) - USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really enjoyed this beer. Had a nice nutty malty taste with a little sweetness and very little hop presence, also had a nice aroma, no head.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Sample Date: 9/18/2010 Source:Other) 12 oz bottle. Caramel with a light nuttiness and some earthy hops. Clear light golden. Caramel with a grainy nuttiness bordering on Bretty flavor. Medium body and mouth. Finish is dry and bitter.
Butters (3590) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sampled at the Richmond Gathering XII. Acidic, stale spicy hops, huge carbonation. This was pretty damn bad actually.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of MaltDawg at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 09/18/2010. Clear amber body with a small creamy white head. Sweet spicy hop aroma on a caramel background. Caramel and floral hop flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
zdk (1789) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Jolly Pumpkin, Ann Arbor - Smooth and nutty, toffee smooth body. Piney hops. Very fresh and quaffable.
Onslow (1018) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour from 11.5 oz stubby bottle. Amber brew with two fingers of off white head. Aroma of light grains and a little metallic hoppiness. Flavor is nice - medium maltiness, slightly sweet, finish has a slightly sour hops bite with cheesy overtones. Not bad but not great.