sonnycheeba (2532) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours cloudy, deep gold with thin white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is muted; some sweet malt, straw, and earthy hops. Flavor is average sweet malt, average earthy hops, and light esters; dry finish. Medium body with low carbonation and warmth.
BeerandBlues2 (8459) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours lightly hazy amber with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, cookie and biscuit malt, and floral/pine hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
kramer (4366) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap, brewpub. Pours a clear dark amber body with a one finger fizzy off-white head that fell to a thin covering. The nose is pretty light, just a bit of floral hoppiness with a bready and biscuity malt base. The flavor has just a light bitterness, lending the overall flavor to lean towards the malt. Slightly sweet and doughy with a bit of toastiness on the finish. Light to medium bodied, a touch clingy, with fizzy carbonation. Not a bad beer, but my least favorite in the series. Fuggles doesn’t do it for me in a single hop role.