tmoreau (2067) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2011 On tap at the Warrenville brewpub, and sampled with a fairly clear, reddish amber hue, and modest, off white head foam, with dots and dashes of lacing. The nose was light, citrusy hop, fruit sweetness, and some smooth caramel malt. The flavor was lightly sweet, good carbonation, moderate hop bitterness, and Davin’s trademark dryness at the finish. (Looking forward to Lake M. water?) Special of the day and Mug Club served at Yorktown, Lombard, IL.. Overly floral as lavender in the aroma and flavor, with moderate but very lingering hop bitterness and dryness.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this at Cincinnati’s RB at Fountain Square. The name of the beer wasn’t explicitly written on the draught board, but the waitress said this was a "cask conditioned dry-hopped red ale" so the label I chose should be good enough.
Served in an imperial pint glass.
4.0 A: Opaque amber brown color. One finger of creamy, off-white head. Good retention, but not lacing.
4.5 S: Dry hopping has done wonders. TONS of mango. After that comes pineapple, grapefruit, and orange. Balancing maltiness with caramel and breadiness from the yeast.
3.5 T: Good, but the yeast is much stronger than the beer itself. This is pretty much yeast and hops. Hops give same flavors as in the nose, but have less kick.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Could be creamier.
3.5 D: Decent, but nothing special. Purveyors of yeastiness would love this, I suppose.
Serving type: cask
Reviewed on: 12-09-2011 00:31:46
Tmoney99 (9988) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at RB Cincy. Poureed hazy dark amber color with an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and fruity hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Flavor was moderate bittersweet flavor with an average bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good solid brew.
jcwattsrugger (10936) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@Cincy–on tap-pours a light tan head with trailing lace and amber color. Aroma is pine, sweet medium malt. Taste is drying pine/bittering hops, secondary sweet medium malt.
ReggieDunlap (2898) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber/golden color with a thin off white head. Aroma has light toasted malts. Flavor follows suit with toasty malts...toffee, caramel, wheaty notes with a touch of earthy/spicy hops. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is earthy/spicy and bitter/dry.
Ratman197 (8869) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Rock Bottom Westminster poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, light earthiness and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel and light earthiness with a smooth finish.
DrSilverworm (4764) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery, sample. Mildly hazy orange color, white head leaving lace. Almost totally flat, drier texture. Mild bitter fruity taste, coriander. Sweet and bitter spiced taste. Maybe this is what a cask ale is supposed to taste like, I’m not sure, but this is a bit too flat for me.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear amber with a receding white head. Aroma was a little soft but included some light caramel, light biscuity toffee, and just a faint whiff of grassy hops. Taste is medium bodied and very average. I get some grainy toffee, a little bit of caramel, and a balancing bitterness which I am unable to describe further. Just tastes like a too-balanced average amber ale on a medium body.
berkshirejohn (4127) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Rock Bottom, King of Prussia, PA. Reddish amber with a tight white head; the aroma is hidden by the incredibly low temperature at which this is served; in the mouth there are lots of fruity berries and some dry grains, before a dry finish. I was expecting an Irish style Red Ale - which this definitely isn’t - but it was a pleasant surprise.
DruncanVeasey (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampler@RB Campbell, 31/08/12. Slim-lidded bronze. Brown toast and marzipan aroma; red apple hints. Could almost be Abbot; cherry boiled sweet and chocolate streaks, orange wine gum. Good dull generic red/brown brew.