Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
THOUGHTS: A really nice session beer. A truly unique flavor too. Not my favorite types of flavors, but very memorable and distinct. I will probably get this again, but probably in the warmer months. Should make a great summer refresher. Fairly British. I would have guessed by the name it would be more German. It tasted better on the cold side. Not a sipper. Drink it before it gets too warm. My bottle said 4.5% ABV.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a cloudy, dark yellow with a small, white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma was light to moderate straw and toasted malt, moderate floral and perfume hops, lighter grassy hops, light to moderate earthy yeast, tea and a little citrus. The initial flavor was acidic and slightly sweet, while the finish was acidic, sour and slightly bitter with and average duration. There was mostly citrus and yeast, along with a little toasted malt and some hops in the finish and a little tea also. The light to medium body was slightly creamy with fizzy carbonation.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at Silk City- for some reason, the last time I had this beer, it was soooo good and refreshing. I don’t understand how it became so good, but it did. It is the usual, cheap craftbeer, that should replace yueng at everybar in philly. pours golden clear, nose is strong hoppy character, some pine, some light spicy citrus notes, some breadyness. taste is quite a rounded hoppy flavour that is worth every penny of $2.00, It is a gold standard for session ales.
reggiedunlop (3218) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
nice golden color with a thick foamy white head and decent lacing. aroma is very yeasty with some citrus, pepperand bubblegum. flavor is disappointing...starts with a touch of pepper and then is overpowered by a stringent medicinal hoppiness. mouthfeel is watery and finish is dusty, dry, and abrupt.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Date: November 01, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: cloudy yellow, fine white head, sudsy lace
Aroma: light malt aroma with light floral hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of balancing hops, long bitter finish
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 7/20
ScoWRee (392) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2009
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a pale golden color, hith a huge white foamy head. Aroma slighty hoppy, grassy. Taste of hops. Not much else present. Maybe a touch of citrus.Comercial Description is better then the beer.
artistsatwork (25) - USA - JAN 5, 2009
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
How can it be a true session beer when it’s difficult to even drink one of these watery brews.
Is there something amiss in the bottling line?
smjohnst (203) - , Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Definitely an easily drinkable beer and thats why it is their session beer but it was nothing special. Smelled hoppy but did not translate to the flavor.
blipp (6349) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Light malty aroma with some hops. The flavor has honey/caramel malt with grassy hop notes. Nice.
ChainGangGuy (4420) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2008
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Appearance: Pours a cloudy, pale gold body with a thin, wispy, white head.
Smell: Combination of lemon juice, pils malts, vague spice notes, and some out of place off scent. Hmm, I have a bad feeling about this.
Taste: Cereal grains with a pinch of juice and a squirt of lemon. You know that watery juice you get if you don’t remember to shake up a bottle of French’s mustard? Yeah, well, it seems some of that found it’s way into the beer. Peculiar twanginess throughout. Spicy hops with a mild bitterness. A finish that can’t come quick enough.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-high carbonation.
Drinkability: An odd beer and not in a fun, quirky way. I didn’t particularly care for it. Not recommended.
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Hazy golden color. Fizzy white head. Aroma of malted barley and some hops. Basic. Flavor of sharp spicy hops. Malt well hidden. Some lemon flavors. LIght body.