argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Small off-white head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, orange/earthy, light spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, rye, spicy, orange, caramel, some earthy. Light-medium body, low carbonation.
Dfonorow (1217) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I have to agree with Portsmouth, this is different than anything I’ve ever had. Pour is golden yellow with a two-finger-wide white head. The head fades quickly and there is an overwhelming smell of cut grass and bready malts in the glass. Taste is sweet rice syrup, grapefruit, and hay. This beer leans heavily towards the malty side and never quite recovers. A weird combination of a sake mixed with a pale ale - doesn’t quite work.
cfrancis (2158) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden yellow with a moderate white head. Aroma is sweet yeasty with bready malt. Taste is sweet and bready yeast. A tangy bitter finish with a small rice cloying mouthfeel.
markwise (4310) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draft at Portsmouth Brewery. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is rice, some sugar, light fruit, and some earthy hops. Flavor is rice, some sweet cherries that are quickly pushed aside by brusque grassy hops. Interesting blend of rice, cherries, and hops. Light in body and one to think about.
madmitch76 (13369) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6th August 2009
Cask at GBBF. 5.2%. Very slightly hazy gold beer. Softish palate. Sweetish hops - grapefruit and pineapple. Finishes soft and semi dry. Refreshing.
AirForceHops (2722) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 28, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at brewpub. Light unclear golden color with a small off-white to white head that left layers of lacing.. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, rice, alcohol. Flavor is moderate sweet with a hint of cherry in the finish. A good brew but nothing to get excited about
Goodgrief (1744) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2011 Had cask version dry hopped with cognac, oak chips, so I’m not sute this is properly the same beer, but still. Goden brown color, nice lacing. Boozy aroma. Flavor was lots of oak and sweet flavor that I can only attribute to cognac (I’ve never actually HAD cognac, so I wouldn’t know). Sweet and grainy, but not overly so. Oak was definitely noticeable. Good brew. RERATE. For Regular version. This was way better than the cask Cognac/Brandy/Oak version. I was actually pretty surprised by this. Beer pour a pale orange color, clear. Really fruity and sweet, but well balanced with an earthy hop kick/bite. Really good.
Jblauvs (1337) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden pour with a white head. Aroma is earthy hop zing, some bitterness, fresh grain, hay, some light nectar. Flavor is more of the same, some bitterness on the tongue, some fruit, a bit of grain. Fresh and zesty. Decent.
thornecb (4168) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly hazed deep gold into a Sam glass. Off-white head with large bubbles recedes leaving spider lacing. Slight pit fruit and hay aromas. Soft with earthy caramel upfront turning slightly harsh in the lasting bitter finish.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 06/08/2009
Pineapple fruit and hop aroma. Golden coloured fruity and hoppy. A little creamy on the palate. Crisp and slightly bitter malt finish.