deyholla (9935) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear pale gold with a white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of light grain and grass with a strong note of orange peel and an underlying light yeast. Flavor starts with light orange peel and earthy sweet grain and is joined by a nice light grass note in the finish. Drinkable.
BBB63 (6543) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle and served in PW snifter: Pours a clean straw hue with a small but mostly lasting head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of pils and biscuity malts, orange and kaffir lime zest, some grassy and herbal hops with a touch of banana esters from the yeast. The taste is surprisingly more bitter than I expected. Nice smooth pale malt background with just a hint of the citrus zest. The mouth feel is light and vibrant has expected from this genre of beer. The metallic like finish does distract. I would have liked to see just a tad more citric and yeast character but overall I like what they tried to do here.
DrnkMcDermott (2992) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from bottle at the FoBAB Documentary party, poured by Drew Fox. I so wanted to stick with sessionable beers like this for the evening, but there were so many barleywines and impy stouts that followed. Pale lager color with a thin head. Sits really nicely on the tongue. Dry enough that I actually look for a little sweetness. Profile seems close to a Golden Ale style, but then the "single" is probably intended to be that way. A very pleasant way to start an evening.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazed straw gold. Aroma citrus peel, spicy white pepper. Flavors white pepper, citrus peel, leather. Sweet but spicy finish. Good stuff.
TheAlum (6900) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from Printers Row (Chicago, IL). Been very excited for this collab, especially as it’s a smaller beer. Pours a rich hazy golden yellow hue, touches of mellow orange glow, a good haziness. Frothy brighter white head atop is a nice layer, laces well as it sticks around as a small film. Aromas offer yeasty spice, bread dough and gentle estery fruit. Lively citrus rind, orange juice, lemon, grass. Bread dough, straw, and pale grainy malts. A gentle funkiness, yeasty elements with a touch of coriander, touches of pear, citrus, and yeast live on. Initial offers a gentle body, touches of dryness, rind, dry grainy malts, dough, crackers. Dry grassy and earthy hops, gentle spice and yeast. Middle shows some more rind, citrusy lemon and orange, straw, and gentle dough. A lighter body, more dry through the whole beer, remaining light and session worthy. More dry and citrusy rind finish, gentle spice, yeast, touches of lotion and straw, dry bready malts. Dryness, yeast, gentle doughy malts, dry straw, gentle yeast and more rind. Gentle citrus juice, more dry without the bigger sweet fruit and malt body. Earthy hops, gentle yeast, richer rind with a smaller maltbill that makes this too drinkable. Good flavors, nose is a bit stinky off the bat but settles out as it sits. Pretty nice offering here. Citrus zest and oils linger, dry and prickly, after you get into it further
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from Binny’s Lincoln Park. Batch #69. Pours a cloudy pale gold colored body with a finger-width, frothy and creamy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast, a bready pils malt backing, and a few floral citruses. Some pepper, orange zest, and straw. Flavor is similar. Clean, bready pils malts with a somewhat peppery Belgian yeast, straw, and slightly zesty citrus peel. Finishes clean and dry with a light peppery bitterness, some florals, and a touch of citrus zest. Lengthy aftertaste following a light body and a somewhat lively, moderate carbonation. Overall, a simple and clean Belgian Ale, but really easy drinking and balanced. Nothing crazy, but really well done. Good beer.
ryecatcher (1320) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pours a hazy pale straw color. Little in the way of head, and what there was dissipated quickly. Nose is Belgian yeastiness. Mouth is thin, with a front load of yeasty spice, then some bitterness (like lemon peels with the pith still attached), then basically a slightly more assertive Pilsner. Not bad, but I expect a bit more from P-Dubs and especially in a colab... this is, after all, partly one of 18th Street’s inaugural offerings. Swing for the fences for God’s sake!
rxeight (2447) - Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Yellow cloudy pour. Some citrius. A touch of belgian yeast and spices. Very light. Has some funky sawdust taste on the back end that reminds me of a pilsner. Not my style.
HonkeyBra (4026) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a very pale light yellow with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, dry strong citrus and mild hay. Some light floral and citrus hops. Flavor is dry, with touches of fruity yeast and citrus. I get some juicyfruit gum, mild floral and herbal notes. Light body with zesty carbonation. Finishes light and dry, lots of citrus. Nice.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle served in a Pipeworks snifter. The batch # spot is blank on the bottle.
A: Pours a hazy yellowish color with a quick dissolving white head forming on the pour. As it subsides it leaves some soapy lace.
S: Some lemony flavors with a little Belgian yeast. Slightly spicy with some grainy and bready malts. A touch of sweetness as well.
T: Lemon candy with some citrus zest. Slightly sweet bready malts with some Belgian yeast. A little phenolic with some light spice as well. A clean finish.
M: Nice drinkability. Light bodied with some medium carbonation levels. Goes down quick, easy and clean.
O: A nice sessionable Belgian-style pale ale. Nothing jumps out as being crazy to draw you in, just pretty standard overall with some nice citrus zest.
Serving type: bottle