DYCSoccer17 (3459) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 ounce sample on tap at the brewpub. A little bit of a fruity, berry-like estery yeast aroma. Some peat notes are also in there. Light metal aromas. Not overly assertive. Transparent ruddy-amber body with a small off-white head. Starts chewy with some maltiness and some tannins in the middle. Some light fruity and floral notes are present in the middle. Finishes dry, long, herbal, and a bit bitter noble hoppiness. Pretty good stuff.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAY 21, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours brown with very little head. Flavor is yeasty and a little sharp. Just enough bitterness for a Negro Modelo-ish beer.