hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
i got the fresh batch with the fancy arizona flag on the caps!
pours clear and a slightly orange shade of amber with a fluffy white head.
very dry earthy aroma of caramel malt, faint pine (not resinous), grapefruit and orange.
the flavor is quite the same... flowers, a little bit of spice and hoppy dryness on the finish. the medium body is quite dry and clean. the carbonation level is palate cleansing.
well made, sessionable and safe. i look forward to tasting this from the taps! 6/3/6/3/14/3.2
TURDFERGUSON (4036) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from hellbilly. Pours reddish amber with a small white lace. Nose is crystal malt, sweet and fruity pebbles. Flavor is similar, not much bitterness detected. Meh.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle, thanks to cbkshubert. Pours copper with small but lasting beige head. The aroma is crystal malt, a little bit of fruity hop resin, and some squash. The flavor is crystal malt again, that profile that seems like iced tea. There are some planty hops in there with a touch of pine. The finish is papery and slightly bitter. Ok, not great.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, no date, thanks to Sparky27 for the bottle! Also, my label states 6% ABV instead of the listed 5.5%. Hazy brown orange with a one finger very quickly fading beige head down to a thin ring. Aroma is caramel malt, toasted grain, and a tinge of honey. Flavor adds just a touch of pine hops. Finish is a little earthy with bitterness peaking around a 2. Very low pinpoint carbonation with a medium body. Not too bad, but fair.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 1, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper, with zero head. Aroma is malt and a bit nutty. Flavor...is very bland, in fact, there is something that is just not quit right. The mouthfeel is very thin, just about watery. This is not a good beer.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of rustychiles. Pours copper with a creamy white head. Smells earthy with a hint of sweet malt. Tastes of dry malt, some spice, a touch of earthiness on the finish.
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at the brewpub - Pours mostly clear amber and smells of caramel malt and a touch of fruit. The flavor is a good combination of caramel malt, mild hops, and those light fruit notes. It has a light to medium body and a lightly bitter finish.
kenster (4) - , TAIWAN - OCT 19, 2008 does not count
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 OZ bottle poured in a glass. Hop flavors very subdued.Short head. Tasted overly sweet. Was easy to drink. I would try it again but I would not go out of my way to buy.
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured copper from the tap with a thick head of white foam. Faint caramel and hop notes. Malty and balanced. One of the few Oak Creek beers I’d drink again.
bitbucket (2164) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a thin and fading off-white head. Light aroma with some toffee and pine, similar taste. Pretty unremarkable. It’s sort of like their Nut Brown, but add some hops and take away some malty flavor.