tmoreau (2934) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Oak Park Micro Brew & Food Review, and dispensed to my fest glass with a slightly hazed, golden hue, a modest bubbles & froth, white head, and spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was light Pils malt, a hint of maize, and a touch of noble-like spiciness. The body was light, the carbonation was lively, and the flavor boasted a hop bitterness that was aggressive yet favorably earthy and peppery. Crafted following Davin’s forte of crisp & clean.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at RBC. Pours a pale gold with a persistent white head. The nose is grassy and herbal hops with a robust pilsner malt profile. Nice. On tasting, big pils malt character then a huge bitterness, on the harsh side. Too minerally as well. Good hop and malt flavor overall but the bitterness mitigates that.