bytemesis (6950) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy butterscotch with a small white head that dissipates quickly with good lacing. Aroma is citrus, corn, grain, hay. Flavor is the same, medium sweet, light grassy bitter. Bit of corn syrup. Bitterness increases with drinking. Surprisingly full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Interesting beer, very interesting series idea.
JStax (5469) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a white head of foam. Aroma is citrus rind and esters. Reminds me a lot of a saison. The hop profile is fairly floral and aromatic. Not at all what I expected, but I like the idea behind the series. I’ll be looking for the rest of them.
maxwelldeux (4351) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy dark yellow color with a moderate white head on it. Nose is light and slightly reminiscent of a farmhouse. Taste has some definite funk to it, and feels very heavy.
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Man-ki fors haring. 655 ml. bottle sampled. Drank side-by-side with the 1945 as suggested. Very interesting concept that greatly interests me, although it is quite impossible to be honest. Bottled on 13/02/2012 so quite a bit old for this. Pours a hazy murky orange with little white head. Nose is mellow yeast, plaster, thick yeast, lightly fruity, some dust & vintage, mellow hops,… Taste is light plaster, yeast, mellow malts, sweet peach, light fruits, mellow caramel notes, light flowers,… Body is a bit dominated by yeast. Sort of neutral and okay. Feels far too American for its intent for me personally.
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber courtesy of and shared with Man Ki and 77 ships.
Dorée paille, col blanc épais.
Arôme garde un côté anglais dans l’approche des malts, entre pâle et anglais, note fruitée de pêche pour un houblon restant assez neutre.
Palais reste épais, malté, sec et levure, pointe amertume houblonné en fin de bouche pour un côté citronné modéré.
OmegaX (1372) - Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is faint lemony hops, cardboard, soap, honey, and light grain. Pour is orange with a fizzy white head. Spotty lacing. Flavor is light grain, plenty of grass, lemon peel, bitter hops, and more honey. Not a bad brew but not my favorite.
mikem409 (1986) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. pours very light yellow white head. very foamy. aroma is faint grain. taste is very thin refreshing lots of malt and corn
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light grainy malt and alcohol aroma. Clear gold with a large white head. Earthy barley malt, herbal hops, and alcohol flavor. Medium body, low carbonation.
SDalkoholic (2359) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Created a monstrous sizing of thick foam head that eventually retreated leaving behind a golden honey liquid. Aroma smells weird like wet cardboard with only a minor whiff of sweet malt, but other than that I wouldn’t know this is a beer. The drink is harsh and has a strong taste of adjuncts combined with alcohol which makes me very displeased with spending about $4 for this 12 oz. bottle. I will stay away from Almanac Brewing until I hear good things about their beers.
shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very light lemon and herbal hops aroma. Golden yellow with large head. Sweet lemon, light barley malt, and herbal hops/alcohol bitterness. Interesting - nothing like a modern mild - probably most like a modern English Strong Ale.