Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light and dry with some backing grain. Floral and earth notes in the background, plus a very light acidity. Grainy in the finish. Very crisp.
Lukaduke (2436) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the tasting room. Pours a golden blonde color with a finger or so of white fizzy foam. The nose is grainy with traces of grassy hops and some rustic yeasty esters. The palate is crisp and clean with a mild hop bitterness that helps clean up the flavor profile. Great carbonation level and a refreshing mouthfeel. Touches of herbs and grainy notes linger in the finish.
Travlr (14159) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at ChurchKey. Hazy golden color, fluffy white head, solid lacing. Nice aroma of perfume, flowers, light dust. Taste is bitter dusty, fruity straw and hayloft. Nice.
GT2 (8930) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at CK thanks to Travlr and the CK crew. Clear golden pour with thick, white foam. Nose is frosted lemon pound cake. Taste is mild diacetyl, mealy apple, moves to sharp lemon. Sourdough bread. Clean but simple. Quenching palate. Nice.
MadRobin (2174) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at a cheese and beer pairing event at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC.
Clear, intense bright yellow with 2-finger off-white, dense and creamy head with excellent lacing.
Aroma of earthy hops, yeast, grain and pail malt.
Taste of grain, earthy hops, pale malt, yeast, lemon and grass.
Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
snoworsummer (2713) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Max’s. Malty bitter hop aroma. Tastes like bitter pine. Very light clear yellow.
BeerandBlues2 (10359) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy and spicy hops with cracker and biscuit malt and tropical fruity esters. Flavor is malt forward with light hops and bitterness, spices and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
sonnycheeba (3903) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear gold with average, fizzy white head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is pears, cookie and bread malts, light soap, grassy and spicy hops, and light herbs. Flavor is dry, bready malts forward with supporting herbs, spicy hops, and light fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
nimbleprop (5329) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz pour at Meridian Pint. Pours a clear, dark gold with some lacing white head. Nose is malt, yeast, earthy hops, citrus, dried lemon, a little coriander seed. Flavor is malty, white bread, lemon rind, hay, straw, dried pine needles, light spice. Medium bodied, dry finish. Complete session beer.