JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber shared by ucusty at the Carolina Crew tasting - thanks, David! I wanted to like this one more because Pisgah is quite props-worthy, both in terms of quality of output and organic-brew mission. But y’know, it’s just a competent amber at the end of the day. Very full body, lively head, and a sumptuous body. But the flavors are pretty generic, made slightly memorable only by the dry-ish finish.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Brusin’ Ales in Asheville, NC. Deep dark amber pour fluffy off white head and a thin spotty lace. Aroma of caramel and zesty hops. Flavor definitely follows suite with grassy and grainy notes. Crisp dry finish.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: April 17, 2009
Source: Barley’s, Ashevilla
Appearance: hazy amber, frothy off white head, drippy sheets of lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, touch of spicyness
Flavor: dry caramel malt flavor, nice bready character, touch of sweetness, light spicyness, balancing earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Suttree (5130) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
darker than what I consider amber - more of a mahogany, I think. Nice aroma of caramel and dark bread. Surprisingly full bodied. Very bready - pumpernickel, maybe. Crisp finish.