ben4321 (4094) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from State Line, 11/30/14
Aroma: The nose is lightly sweet, with a bit of caramel, earth, and some light, clean hop notes
Appearance: The color is dark orange-brown, with a small tan head and some streaky lacing
Flavor: The flavor is a bit on the thin side, clean malty sweetness, with a lightly bitter close
Palate: The body is fairly light, it leans thin, with a decent mid-palate, and a short, watery finish
First beer from Public Works! Not sure this is something that would make me rush out for a bunch more of their beers, but not something that would turn me off the brewery either. It’s a fine beer, but not memorable. Gets too watery in the finish, which leaves a bad closing impression.
Travlr (13410) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear amber color, medium white head. Aroma of lightly spiced caramel. Taste is earthy, balanced, average, drinkable.
EithCubes (5089) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nose is hoppy, fresh and grassy (and pretty green), good lively and bright citrus, little touches of crystal and toffee. Pours deep blood red with a noisy sudsy beige head. Taste off-dry with light resin, clean and stripping with little to no mineral character, hops are short and aggressive, malt thin but lasts longer. Medium body refreshes. A little unsure what to make of this, has some very good elements and a good ’red ale’ character that doesn’t come out in most ambers, but there’s some unwelcome twee and I’m not sure I’d reach for a second bottle despite good drinkability.
jcos (1592) - Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location/Date:Bottle on May 31st, 2014.
Appearance: Pours copper.
Aroma: Aroma of light caramel.
Taste: Light bitterness, some caramel.
Summary: Saw this at a random store in Silver Spring so picked it up for a bbq I was going to. Surprisingly enjoyable.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
murky maroon sepia, lasting thin cream film, decent lacing. citrus and chocolate nose, minty and sawdust dominate. Soft malt profile, almond and pumpernickel with faint sugar in the thin, low carbonated finish. Needs more expression, malt dominates.
BeerandBlues2 (10074) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is grassy, minty, and woody hops with light toast malt and cracker notes. Flavor is malt backbone, moderate hops forward with medium bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
annunz123 (881) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nuts, grassy hops, and some caramel in the aroma. Some caramel sweetness and nuts in the flavor, with a little grassy hop bitterness in the finish. Nothing spectacular, but a good, solid, drinkable amber.
Holdwine (1082) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice enough effort. Pretty to type with a balanced malt approach. First beer from these guys. Hoping for bigger and better from this local brewery.
ROGUE (2127) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours an amber color with a white, two finger, frothy head. Malty aroma with a mild hop scent. Taste has a mild caramel sweetness up front, with light hop crisp finish. Medium body and medium carbonation.
dlovell2 (895) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown with a tan head. Malty aroma. Malt and grain flavor with slight hop finish. Very smooth. I really like this one.