phaleslu (5174) - 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 (902) - 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 (2341) - 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 (7123) - 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 (2536) - 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.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from beer study. Pours yellow with a quarter inch of white foam. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass Some honey notes on the nose. Has a but of slickness on the tongue. Definitely get the rye as well. Finishes fairly clean. Honey and rye is odd to me but this is still quaffable.
chinchill (1018) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle served in a snifter
A rather vigorous pour only roused a small head, but decent retention and lacing nonetheless.
Aroma: mild, bready malts; lightly fruity with a touch of hops and a hint of honey.
Taste: less sweet, more bitter and more hoppy than expected. Only mildly bitter but has the hop level of a typical pilsner. Spicy rye shows. Nice sweet malts and honey in the mix too.
Medium body; quite dry and moderately crisp.
O: a pleasant and somewhat distinctive brew that’s less sweet than might be expected.
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smooth, malt aroma with a golden pour, mild honey taste and a small warming aftertaste.
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Chudwick (1548) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber thanks to a cousin from the barrio. Pours pale caramel with white head. Nose is grainy grass. Flavor adds grassy hops and I regret having a bite of red onions before drinking this. Malty aftertaste. Don’t detect the honey. Light to medium body.