lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange-yellow, whitish foam. Aroma is lemon zest, slightly dulled yeastiness, some bready malts and a light floral note. Taste is duller, sourdough bread, yeasty, no uplifting floral or citrus notes.
Block (1124) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good. Light and refreshing. Light fruits, citrus, and lemon. A really nice hop flavor and sweet finish. Some spice or flower notes.
rman18 (309) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer was fine for what it is, but don’t expect it to blow you away. It’s a light flavored with a slight citrus, slight floral thing going on
bigrond (1408) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
had this on tap. Light refreshing with a subtle hops presence. Throughly enjoyable. Will look for this beer again.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from the Brewers Select pack from Kroger Carytown in Richmond. Pours a hazy peach color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of floral hops and toasted malts. The taste is citrus and apricot notes, toasted malts, caramel and a bitter finish. Medium bodied.
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice cloudy apricot color with a smallish white head. Intricate lacing. Aroma is bready and like some glue or something chemical. Flavor is bready and citrus. Palate is pretty mild.
csaso (1128) - Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - big thick head, hazy medium gold color, citrusy aroma, sweet malt flavor with mild citrus hops and honey - pretty refreshing
Reynolds314 (1879) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty decent stuff. Taste is lightly citrus hopped and very drinkable with no off or bad flavors. Not much negative to say about it besides its a bit boring. Not bad of a beer for Outback.
Ernest (5887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy/cloudy medium yellow, unfiltered.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (grain, husks, malt syrup), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot, flowers), lightly yeasty (dough), with notes of DMS, dirty dish rag, and soured fruit (kumquat etc.).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, unclean, slightly husky.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation.
Why can’t Sam Adams make a clean tasting beer? I don’t take any pleasure in hatin’ on ’em, I really wish they could improve. But this is like everything else I’ve had from them...clunky, husky, and dirty. The aftertaste is just plain unpleasant. Is it the water they use? It’s not just the husky malt, it’s actually foul smelling/tasting as well. I dunno, but this is honestly like swill lager with a little more malt and hop punch, that’s all. Confounding.
jjuf1853 (1193) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Yeoman’s pub on Davis Island. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Crisp and refreshing aroma and flavor. Bit of tartness in the finish. Not bad at all.