auerbrau (2953) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Lord Hobo - Cambridge, MA. Earthy, plant vine and grassy clippings aroma. Flavors go in the same vein and wander around with graham cracker, toast points, some vague herbs, and a bit of blackberry. Cloudy and rich. Served at the right temperature and right carbonation level, which was very pleasing. This has a wonderful tooth, a nice hop flavor presence, and a fantastic freshness. It got a little muddy and some of the flavors may have occasionally wandered into off-flavor territory, but on the whole I thought this was pretty sharp.
Jblauvs (1336) - Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very Fresh sample at the brewery. Aroma is grassy, lightly herbacious, and crackery malts. Flavor is toasted bread, subtle herbal tones, a bit of fruitcake sweetness, and a semi dry finish that lingers a bit. Tasty