madmitch76 (21227) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
26th March 2008
A light and crisp beer with a definite sweet note (not readily identifiable as grape). Dry semi sweet finish. Not bitter. Refreshing.
bhensonb (13732) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting fruit aroma with some caramel malt backing. Beautiful copper/amber color with a white ring for head. Medium body with fizzy/creamy carbonation. Flavor is a bit papery, and arguably a bit vinous. There could be fruit of a grapey sort. There is certainly enough hop to balance the sweet. It’s an interestingly different "pale ale". I wouldn’t drink it constantly, but it is something that would be good every so often.
jtclockwork (13493) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour. Nose of pale malts, grape and grain. Taste of grape, caramel malts and fruit. Decent.
Tmoney99 (13157) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 29, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Belmont Party. Poured clear copper with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting and produced fair lacing. Medium fruity hoppy aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium tart citrus flavor with a medium sweet finish of average duration. Interesting drinkable beer.
argo0 (12928) - Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle, best by 7/08) Large and creamy off-white head that leaves nice lacing, atop crystal clear light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, corn, berry, some spicy. Taste is medium sweet, nectarine, wheat, toast, some grape, light orange. Finishes with the grape characteristic. Light-medium body, some effervescence.
Ratman197 (12818) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 29, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear copper with a small lasting light amber head. Aromas of bread, light grape and a hint of carmel. Palate was light bodied and smootrh. Flavors of straw, bread, light carmel and light grape with a smooth dry fruity finish.
bu11zeye (12593) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle) Pours a transparent copper body with a small white head. Aroma of medicinal, grass, light citrus, and caramel. Flavor of nuts, caramel, grassy hops, and a hint of white grapes.
jcwattsrugger (12011) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours a rich offwhite head with copper color. Aroma is caramel-medium malt, secondary earthy hops, light/medium fruit. Taste is balanced caramel-medium malt, earthy/spicey hops, light/medium fruit. OK/mild carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (11831) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 21, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12-oz bottle. Pours clear copper with a small, fizzy, white head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (hay, meal, cereal), average hops (flowers, grass, fruit), light yeast (earth) with notes of grapes. Light bodied, thin texture, average carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2008 Bottle from Sam’s Quik Stop in Durham. Pours brown-ish read with a medium sized head. Disappears quickly but leaves a nice lacing. Strong aroma of cinnamon and other spices, with a hint of maple. Taste is sweet with some graininess and a dry finish. Honey/maple comes through on the aftertaste, Kind of a thick feel. Better than your average Sam Adams.