daknole (10790) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown color. Nutty, bready, honey, doughy, somewhat muted but clean and well crafted.
jbruner (3728) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden brown on tap with fluffy off-white head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma and taste of sweet bready malts, hint of earthy and citrus hops, and clean fruity ale esters. Solid.
BrewHaMeister (402) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap poured a clear amber with a medium white head and nice lacing. Aromas of citrus, grass, caramel malt, and hop. Flavor is medium bitter.
BVery (9178) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Russian River. Clear blond pour with a small white head. Pretty good take on the style. I do get a little mild fruit and nut. Clean beer with just a bit of dryness.
batneil (576) - - OCT 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight hoppy aroma. Amber colour with visible fizz and lingering head. Bitter taste With hint of lemon zest. Not too fizzy. Nice beer. (K)
OldGrowth (3102) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Rissian River. Ok aroma, sweet. Light citrus and toffee. Clean golden orange color, ok head and lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Light body, thin creamy mouthfeel, bitter crisp finish. It’s good. Easy drinking.
dfearnley (1565) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster at RR brewpub
Caramel, wheat, citrus (light). Pale amber with thin white head and a lot of lacing. A little sweet and sour first off, but both overcome by bitterness pretty quickly. A pretty good take on an English classic.
SinH4 (2103) - Garching, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at the brewpub in Santa Rosa. Pale golden color with small white head. Caramel, toffee, citrus in both aroma and taste. Rather dry. Not bad and classic. Low carbonation, oily mouthfeel. Still feels "new" and not Old World style. Nice aftertaste.
DYCSoccer17 (3583) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Half pint at the brewpub. The aroma is sweet with caramel and toffee Maris Otter malts. Pretty straight-forward. Transparent orange-colored body with a medium, fizzy, white head and good lacing. Starts with some sweet caramel and toffee malts, with light toastiness. Finishes with a minute herbal bitterness. Pretty tasty. To style.
bartzluke (521) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
3 oz chilled pour from tap into cylindrical taster as part of Russian River’s “everything on tap” sampled (16 beers this time around) at the brewery itself. I realize that drinking 16 different 3 oz pours is not ideal for proper rating, but when will I ever have an opportunity like this again?
Very district wheat toast taste. Great maltiness.