TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in the Offshore- Light straw color pour with a small white head, good lacing. Light hop, crisp, and another smooth malt refreshing brew. Nothing outstanding but good drinker, relaxing.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught pint at the brewpub on 9/3/07
Small, quickly fizzling white head tops a clear golden-apricot colored body.
Smells of a very strong mineral dominance. Not flawed, but it just seems like the water isn’t well-suited to this light of a beer. Very little malt sweetness, somewhat watery (though nothing unusual for the style) and just full of a strong, somewhat bland mineral flavor and aroma. The water works incredibly well with dark malts, as I found their dry stout and imperial stout exceptional. Add the lack of hop character in this one and it seems very lackluster and not overly fresh or crisp tasting/smelling. Not flawed though (no diacetyl, acetyldehyde, phenols, etc...), just a bit off-putting to me on account of the water. Low aroma and flavor strength, very light body, medium amounts of carbonation with a loose texture.
DaveB (73) - Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Offshore Ale Company. Gold color, medium head that quickly disappeared. Light citrus aroma. Smooth taste no unpleasant aftertaste. Good microbrew ale. Will drink it again when I return to the Vineyard.