SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- This beer was served via nitro-tap which certainly helped. Served in a pint glass with a large creamy white head. Head subsides to 1 finger and has perfect retention. A Plethora of lacing is left the whole way down. Body is a two-tone, nearly transparent pale yellow with a darker, less carbonated tone on the bottom (both tones are still "pale yellow"). Bubbles can be seen floating to the top of the glass.
S- Nose is very hard to pick up. A very sweet scent that is a mix of caramel and pale malt comes through after a few whiffs.
T- Very mild upfront with a substantial pale malt profile. A smooth and soft combination of piny and floral hops come through for the finish and mix with the pale malt. What lingers on the palate is refreshing pine hop flavor and a sweet caramel malt backbone. Good and quite complex.
P- Low carbonation and light, smooth, and silky body.
O- Honestly this is my first English Pale mild but it is what I would imagine is an excellent example of one. Its a very smooth and soft ale with a sessionable ABV, but it still has complexity and character. Very nice.
Serving type: nitro-tap
Reviewed on: 01-26-2008 03:37:42
FROTHINGSLOSH (5332) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on draft at the Rivertowne North Huntingdon location this beer poured a light amber color with a large yellow-white head. The aroma was faint sweet fruity hops. The flavor was light sweet fruity hops with very little malt base underneath. Pleasant but a bit bland really.
cheap (4481) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Typical beery smells. Ubiquitous pale yellow american lager appearance but with a creamy head. Barely any carbonation. Decent entry for the ESB crowd. Small amount of lingering bitterness on the finish.