holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Old Fashioned, Madison, WI. This beer is getting some low hits, but maybe people are thinking of this as more a blond and feeling disappointed. Or maybe this tastes way better on tap. I didn’t know what this was, but I assumed it was a Kolsch. Hazy yellow with a thin white head. Some hay and earthy hop notes in the aroma. Crisp malt and hop flavors. Some hay earthy malts that are layered with herbal and lemony hops. There is a touch of tanginess that balances it all out. So drinkable, I’d easily pound a half liter of this stuff on a hot summer day. Tasty.
Slavo (10) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer hit its mark for being a summer beer with hints of fruit and a wheat tone. I enjoyed it sitting on my deck during a nice summer evening.
madvike (2519) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Clear golden pour with a thin ring of off-white head. Nose is melon, honey, a bit of mango, and some doughy sweet bread. Taste is a bit flat. There’s a dusty yeastiness that mingles with a light bready base, but not much else. Not getting the hoppiness, so I’m wondering if this is an old bottle. A weird milky note on the finish--doesn’t end crisp and clean like I thought it would. Medium-bodied and slick, with a decent amount of carbonation. Pretty meh.
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours golden yellow with a soapy white head that fades to a spotty film with some faint lacing. Aroma is grass and malt with a faint citrus apple smell. Taste is lemon and apple with a very mellow tartness. Palate is thin and chalky. Easy drinker can see this being very refreshing in the summer time.
arkurzynski (1369) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Heidel House Brewfest. Brilliant gold, almost amber with white head. Aroma of lemon zest, pale malt, and light hops. Flavor is an odd mix of lemon citrus, pineapple, and a tinge of sourness. Slightly sour/acid finish. Just not working.
hombrepalo (1741) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Old Fashion Madison. Strong lemon floral citrus aroma with bubbly head that. Light haze amber. Bitter and sourness is strong on the middle of the tongue. Bitterness fades a little after you drink more.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Oso does hoppy and dark beers really well. Again not really my style and the ratting shows...
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Hazy golden body with a short, white head, rapidly diminishing. Light aroma of sweet malts, toasted grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Light body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Tart, sour rotting apple taste in the finish. Clean beer, except for the off-flavor in the finish.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden color with a white head. Hoppy aroma with a hint of roasted malts. The body is rich, malty an smooth. The flavor is tangy and grainy with a trace of citrus.
Drake (7831) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Badger in Beloit. Pours a hazy straw yellow with a thin white head. Below average head retention. Aroma of toasted grainy malts and a lightly sweet finish reminiscent of graham crackers. Faint herbal hops as well. The taste is tart malts and citrus hops. Some green apple and a bit of toastiness. Thin-medium bodied. Fairly boring but not bad.