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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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This beer is named for anyone who has done electrical work behind the scenes in television or movies! Itís a little malty, fruity, and nutty.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xscottypx (104) - Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2012
On tap at RR. Pour was a light orange and amber with a light white head and lighter retention. Lots of hops mainly, tons of citrus and floral. Light malt and spice. Bitter? More like hoppy as hell pale ale. Light English influence with the floral bright hoppy flavor and light malt body. Big citrus and light hop bitterness carried this. Light body, a bit thin, mild carbonation. Did not get much English out of this but this was very drinkable and very refreshing. Reviewed on: 08-17-2010

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 21, 2010
Growler, from Russian River. Pours a bright, clear, orange-copper color; fluffy, textured, medium-bubbled off-white head with great retention and lacing; gorgeous pour. Clearly expressed, earthy and floral hop aroma; an attendant, red apple-like fruitiness from the yeast; the malt core is really nicely dry and quiet here, contributing just a touch of biscuit-like maltiness; well-rounded, mineral-tinged, earthy hop aroma is key here. Medium-light body; medium-high carbonation; no alcohol, of course; a very light creaminess, and entirely non-astringent; moderate levels of acidity keep this strongly alive in the mouth; near-perfect texture in the mouth; medium-high levels of earthy and floral bitterness and flavor; a light biscuit-like maltiness; modest levels of an apple fruitiness; everything follows the aroma; perfectly well attenuated, and an ideal amount of heft in the mouthfeel for the flavor profile; this feels good to drink. Beautiful, crystal-clear presentation of well-rounded English hop character on a soft, biscuity base. The lengthy finish shows lingering earthy and floral bitterness, a light toastiness, and crisp cereal malts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Growler, courtesy of kmweaver. Thanks so much Ken! Pours a slightly hazy orange golden with a thin white head. Nose is floral, doughy, and refined. Simple, yet elegant in itís simplicity. Smell a little honey and melon as well upon further investigation. Medium-medium/ light body with complemented carbonation. Bitter, hoppy flavor with adequate malt balance. Iím not too experienced with bitters so Iím unsure how they are "supposed to taste," but I like this beer. Itís ver easy drinking and sessionable, but it also has a great aroma and interesting flavor that intrigues me greatly with itís simplicity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 24, 2010
5.27% says the chalkboard. Clear honey amber with a one finger creamy off-white head, great retention and lacing. The hops up front are a mix of fresh cut grass (without the sweetness) and soft citrus. Moderate to light biscuit malt presence. There is also a bit of earth. Flavor picked up on some soft pine hops, as well as light toast and some fruity tang, minimal sweetness. The fruity tang peaks just before the dry finish, bitterness at a 3-4 and earthy. Light prickly carbonation with a light to medium body. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
A - Served a cloudy golden-orange color with a half-finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some good lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel and light biscuit malts with some citrus and grapefruit hops. T - Starts off with some citrus and grapefruit hops with some caramel and light biscuit malts. Through the middle, some more biscuity malts come through with a bit of bitterness. The finish is a mix of grapefruit hops with some sweet biscuit and caramel malts. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and dry finish. D - Very drinkable. Really nice biscuity malt profile with enough hops to balance. Very sessionable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (732) - SaltsjŲ-Boo, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2013
Rated from backlog. Pours a clear gold with a small white head. Aroma is floral and bready with notes of perfume and tangerine. Taste is apricot, tangerine, soft/subtle, flowers. Dry and smooth. Very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mpersinger (347) - , California, USA - MAY 29, 2010
On draft at pub. More of a strong bitter with noticeable (by British standards) hop aroma/flavor and high drinkability. Straight-forward malts and yeast notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
falschfreiheit (22) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Rating from growler brought home, but usually get it on tap at the brewpub.I think it changed a little when it want from "Gaffers Bitter" at 5.??% to "Gaffers" at 4.68, and I understand itís planned to come down to 4.5% eventually. Light clear golden brown. Poured with a nice thick white head that leaves some lacing on the glass as it settles down to an irregular covering. Aroma is bread, floral, pine/resin; good hop presence. Bit of citrus. Slightly bready mouthfeel with a good amount of effervescence. Slight metallic notes. Overall: well balanced and very drinkable and sessionable. Can happily drink pint after pint of this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Shenandoah Throwdown 2010. Thanks to Ken I think. Pours a hazed honey golden with good white fluffy head. Aroma is earth tea-like hops, floral fresh English hops, light citrus with lemon cracker toast and light malts. Flavor is ginger tea- leafy, cracker toast, light floral and citrus, fresh toast, bread and light cereal malts, some slight fruity esters all around, mineral and hard water finish. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (2271) - Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2011
On tap at RR. Hey, itís true to the style. British malt and bread flavors arenít really my thing. Hard to get excited about this after drinking so many great RR sours.....


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