Cornfield (5460) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2005 I kind of liked this brew. Not too many American breweries do a decent bitter, and this one was true to style. It poured a deep copper color with a respectable off-white head. The aroma was malty with a solid hop bitterness. Smooth-bodied, it haad a caramel malt taste with a piney hop bitterness. Nice dry finish.
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DrnkMcDermott (2782) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, "Miracle" fundraiser edition. Hmm... very English, thatís for sure. A short, lact eggshell coloured head capable of giving you a moustache. Dark copper body with a malty smell. Hops are of the English bitter-and-thatís-that domain, which overmatches the toasty English malts. The list of brews showed this to have 50 IBUís.The bitter aftertaste makes this work well as an example of the style.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, "Miracle" version: slightly hazed orange brown, with a creamy head. Decent retention holds the pine needle, sap aroma right over the glass. Palate is grainy, but that is the only malt flavour I can find, mostly dominated by cascade like hops. Not quite as balanced I would have liked, but the quick hop bite in the finish was enjoyable no less...
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with an amber color. Hoppy citrus and pine aroma. Flavor starts with a bit of nice hop character then goes into nice malt flavors. Caramel, dry grain and a bit of nut, this was a very tasty ESB.