Drake (8615) - 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.
Dogbrick (8149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2010 Bottle from Festival Foods. Pours a hazy orange-gold color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, sweet spices and malt. Light body with flavors of bready malt, coriander, citrus and mild hops. The finish is fruity with a sweetly spiced aftertaste. Decent beer overall.
crossovert (7443) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Strikingly nondescript. It is just not anything that is worth trying, it is as benign as you can make a beer.
Ughsmash (7147) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to Bob for bringing this! Poured a hazy, ugly golden with about no head sticking around. The aroma picked up unpleasant (but not entirely offensive) vegetal and pineappley notes with a bit of pale malt behind. The flavor had a lot more pineapple than the notes, and less of the vegetal.. pale malt and bready sweetness at the core, with light bitterness surrounding. Lighter-bodied and sweet on the palate.. somewhat refreshing. This was the best of the 3 (that I tried tonight).
BVery (6427) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at O’So’s new location. Lighter yellow pour with a thin white head. Grain and wheat on the nose. Thinner palate but not too thin. Taste is grain, wheat, and a touch of lemon. Sessionable.
arminjewell (6220) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours clear yellow with white head, aroma has bread, some slight yeast and fruit notes, that’s about it. Aroma has notes of bready cereal, some slight fruit, with a clean finish. Not much to this,
BBB63 (6051) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2007
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Cheesehead YeAH 2007, thanks Bob (Skyview) for bringing these: Cloudy hay hue with a fizzy head and minimal lace. The aroma has notes of grains, mineral, and a hint of tart fruit, weak nose. The taste has a light malt character with a hint of fruit and hop, no depth. The mouth feel is watery and thin. Arrggh...close to drinking water.
TheAlum (5721) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from our trip through WI/MN. Need to get through these. Pours a golden glowing pour, good haze, touches of golden orange glow on the edges. A good healthy carbonation and small whotish head that dies to a ring clinger, light lacing. Aromas are crisp cereal grains, touches of orange and lemon, light spiced yeast is gentle. Quite grainy and cereal bready malts overall with touches of grass. Initial is lighter bodied up front offering some bready malts, cereal grains, and light grassy qualities. A touch of tart oranges and lemons, a bit fuzzy on the palate. With a nice citrusy sweet tart influence. Some paper and grass comes in more in the after presence on the palate. It’s an interesting beer, perhaps a touch old, papery with an interesting tartness. But still clean Ok, a strange beer..
Skyview (5215) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2008 Re-rate: 2/29/08 - Pours a semi-hazy blonde straw brew with a thick white head that has some good retention and spotty lacing. Aroma of light tropical fruits of pineapple, pears and a touch of lemon. Taste is light bodied, very light carbonation, with flavors of light fruit, some thin multi-grain character and a touch of lemon zest. Finish is slightly watery but the light fruitiness has a good balance of flowery hops and bitterness. It is like a light beer but with more tropical fruit character. The second batch is a major improvement from the inauguration batch.
Picked up a six-pack from the new brewery in Plover, Wisconsin. From a 12-oz bottle, pours a cloudy pale blonde brew with a fast dissolving white head that dissipates clean with no film top or white ring. Aroma of light tropical fruit, some thin citrus hops and a touch of pear. Taste is light bodied, well-carbonated with flavors of light tart fruit, pear and some citrus zest. Finish is thin, watery with a clean finish. One of the lightest blonde ales I’ve tried. Flavor may be overly-carbonated, but willing to try again.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
LIghtly hazed straw color with a modest off-white head. Mild aromas, with some light grain and acidic fruit (strawberry). LIght sweet caramel start. Some mild scone and jam flavors in the middle. SOme light phenols with mild fruit continues into the finish. LInger has a bit of grain and a touch of citric acid. Thin flavors which do not hide the only slight imperfections.