Ernest (7286) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Head is mostly lasting. Body is medium brown. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, nuts), lightly hoppy (resin), with notes of brown sugar and bubble gum. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Light to medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Rather thin bodied for a 6+% brew, but not bad overall. Kinda simple and easy-going, but drinkable.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer was very buttery, both in the taste and the mouthfeel. Interesting. Light red color. Very soft, approachable mouthfeel. A little creamy, but could use more. Pretty decent beer.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
As far as I know, this is a Scottish ale that is brewed off the pilot system at Odell and is on draft at the brewery every winter. Although, I did see it at the Falling Rock as well earlier this week. Brown. Sweet, fruity, cool-aid accented aroma. Notes of band-aid, toasted malts, caramel, toffee and fruits. Well balanced. I think that they used the same hops that is used in Isolation and 90, which I usually don’t like, but I enjoyed the malt flavor from this one.