hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
tap at chicago- where are the hops I was promised. a strange roasted peat malt thing going on that I did not enjoy. the description of this beer does not capture it at all.
douglas88 (4598) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUL 25, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2008 On tap at the brewpub in downtown Chicago. Pours a light amber color with a thin white head. The aroma is caramel and malty. The taste was quite hoppy for an amber ale, some caramel malts and a smooth clear finish. Some banana notes also. A nice example of the style.
kyzr (1140) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper pour with smaller white head. Hints of caramel on the nose with minor hops. Flavor was sweet malty with a touch of roast. Finish has a bitter bite, with a creamy mouthfeel.
Glouglouburp (5619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In short: A basic but drinkable light caramelized slightly fruity ale. Well brewed entry level beer
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Clear copper body with topped by a beige ring of foam
In long: Soft caramelized malted body. Smooth carbonation. Light fruity notes with some citrus, some kiwis and some grapefruits. Leafy hops dry out the finish but that finish is
very short finish. Drinkable, smooth, light and not offensive. If the real Erik the Red had that much character he would have been a fisherman.
hopscotch (8250) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft… DLD’08… Clear copper ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Decent retention. The aroma is all about caramel… period. Medium-bodied and watery with soft carbonation. Leans only a smidge on the bitter side of balance… caramel sweetness and tannic/citrus bitterness. Malty, well-balanced finish.
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The nose is coppery, and the palate is toast and grassy hops. Not bad--but not really good either. Try again Pete.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear red with itty bitty head. Smell is that of sweet nothing. Flavor is a hint better than some of the other brews here but still is watery as hell.
lb4lb (2050) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clearish red color with just a tiny head. Smell is sweet and toasty caramel. Taste is less sweet than hoppy. Finishes a bit thin as far as body and flavor both, but what is there is still nice and enjoyable. Decent, drinkable amber.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear ruby/amber color with a thin head. Aroma is of sweet malt. The flavor is mostly sweet malt and not anywhere near the amount of hops as in the description. I thought it was a little thin and bland for a Rock Bottom Chicago beer.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour clear reddish amber with a thin white head...lightly sweet malrty nose with hints of grapefruit...lightly sweet flavor with a faint citric bitterness in the finish...thin...