obguthr (4532) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Weak mushroom and cherry nose. Clear golden, headless. Watery mouthfeel. Flavor of malt and cherries. Some pekoe notes are present. Below average but I’ve had much worse.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours copper with an off white head. Smells of caramel and grapes. Tastes of caramel, grapes, some spicy hints.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle from a Farm Fresh somewhere in Virginia Beach, VA. Pours an orange-copper color with tiny floating particles. Small head with fair head retention and lacing. Sweet malty aroma with caramel and apple-like fruit notes. Taste is green apple, pear, caramel, butter. Thin and watery.
jb (2480) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’d say this is definitely better than its been rated. Thanks for the bottle, Ron. Sweet and spicy nose. A bit like a saison. Mouthfeel is delicate, a bit sour, a little malty, but nice.
hubcrawler (37) - , Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear bronze color with a white, marshmallow like head. Floral scent of mixed fruit and apple. A semi-sweet flavor with a thin palate. Overall a little too sweet without sufficient balance.
Ron (2950) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 22, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Pours a copper color. Slightly sweet malty aroma. Some fruity qualities. Light toasted malty flavor. A hint of sweetness along with a somewhat bitter finish.
hayduke (3682) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 23, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a six pack costing $7.99 in Clarkston, WA this poured a clear copper with a nice white head and good lacing. Appearance is this beers strong point because the nose is mild and of light malts and some grassy hops, the mouthfeel is medium, and the flavor is light bitterness with malts dominating. Not much in the finish. Drinkable but not very satisfying.
puboflyons (2482) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 355 ml. bottle with no noticeable date or lot number printed on the bottle or label. I sampled it in January 2009. It pours a handsome copper with good clarity. There isn’t much in the way of off-white head or lacing but it has some of that. The aroma is of roasted malts and is tempting. The mouthfeel is kind oif a honey-like texture but the flavor is nowhere near that. The flavor is sort of a malty-bitter. Overall I thought it was fairly decent.
Slipstream (2214) - USA - SEP 3, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2008 I like the Wingwalker labels, and the pour has a nice look to it also. This beer is pretty average, however. It has a macro aroma, and is a little too sugary. It could use some more interesting hops, but the flavor is still balanced. Drinkable, but nothing special.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark tan, a bit hazy, with a smallish white head. Nose is of honey and cereal. Flavor has a smallish shot of citric hops, and a nice bit of honey. Surprisingly well-crafted product from a big regional brewer.