jrob21 (2466) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle back from bestway. Little bit of grassy ohps on the finish. Sweet honey and clover working throughout. Copper orangish color. Ok but not mind blowing.
GTAEgeek (1142) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half pint at the Good Bottle Co. Pours dark, hazy orange with a small, beige head. The aroma is heavy resin and floral hops, some rye spiciness, straw, and just a touch of honey and lavender. Grainy sweetness up front, with a strong bitterness coming forward. Leaves a long, unpleasant, bitter aftertaste. Medium body, chalky, grainy, and thick. Overall, this is a nice, style-bending beer. Overhopped, in my opinion; too much resin and not enough floral aromas. Still, a pretty solid beer.
nearbeer (3590) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml. bb Sept 2014. Pours clear orange-amber with a lasting film of creamy foam. Nose is spicy toasted corn, caramel and faint lemon. Tastes of caramel, dry grass and spicy toasted rye. Some touches of soapy lemongrass and roasted corn as well. Medium body is mostly smooth with a low-medium carbonation, but has some tongue tingle and a nice balance provided by the spicy rye and hops.
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best before 07/14. This was odd, but it grew on me as I drank more. Definite mead-like qualities up front, and some dry, hoppy notes in the finish. Nice use of honey - not too sweet or boozy. I’d get this again...
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle via NC trade. Thanks, John! Bottle starts to foam slowly out of the neck upon popping the cap. Pours a cloudy pale gold with a big, fizzy barely off-white head. Lots of florals in this one, with rye spice, honey, some bready, doughy funk, grass, and some phenols. Light-bodied, with medium-to-high carbonation and a dry, bitter mouthfeel. Seems like something went a little wrong here. Not terrible, but I wouldn’t reach for it again.
Rrauth (1115) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. Nothing special. Golden yellow. Clear. A bit sweeter and a weird aftertaste.
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OldGrowth (2598) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint at BrewMasters ok aroma sweet. Malty little herbal. Bready. Brownish orange color. Small head little to no lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body. Smooth creamy body. Bitter crisp finish. Its ok. Nothing offensive nothing of note that.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bestway, Greensboro. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of spicy rye, earth, honey, pale malts. The taste is earth, honey, pale malts, spicy rye finish. Medium bodied, well balanced, crisp. Nice beer.
NachlamSie (2724) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber from Bruisin’. Pours a barely hazy gold with a small head. Honey is apparent in the aroma but not overpowering and not too sweet. There is a lightly spicy note underneath the malt and honey. Flavor is balanced, decent honey presence, dryish malts. There are some metallic twinges here and there. I like that they didn’t overkill the honey but it’s still the centerpiece of the beer. It was okay.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft from Tyler’s in Durham. Pours a bright honey gold, clear and with a small head. Rye definitely present, as well as what seems to be a Saaz hop profile. Honey sweetness, but not overkill... thought it does become a bit too much after awhile. Interesting beer, though.