3fourths (8602) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. clear gold body with a small head, quickly settling. sort of a raw steeped pale malt / wort smell with strong, off-putting apple juice sugar. the mouth feels coated by an oily film; the hop character is stale; the malt flabby. a fresh bottle, but pretty much lifeless, stripped by filtration. it’s defining character is apple juice. the grain husks and chalk are not defining characters since these attributes are found in nearly all Sam Adams products.
ozarkspops (368) - - FEB 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very light copper pour. Little white head. Old school hop aroma. Earthy. Spicy. Sweet caramel and Munich malts in flavor too. Very light body with plenty of carbonation. Slightly sweet and slightly hoppy flavor. Kinda bland.
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chinchill (3012) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle notch dated "enjoy by" Jul 2013.
Pours light amber in color with a moderate size, sudsy white head. Weak head retention but some lacing
S: Appealing grassy-floral-fruity mix. Hay, apples, citrus fruit, faint biscuits and spicy hops,
T: Similar to the nose, but less apple and a clearer tangerine note. Interesting mix of flavors, with some complexity. Appropriate hop/malt balance.
Feel: Light-medium bodied with medium-light carbonation.
Shag (2684) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden color with a white head. The aroma contains some citrus and herbal notes. Like a vitamin yo. The flavor is slightly bitter but mostly malty with some caramel, cooked veggies, and citrus. Wow another off beer but not so much so that its not enjoyable. Overall ok session stuff.
dwyerpg (4874) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
An indistinct aroma. This was pretty disappointing to me. A slight hop but mostly more a like a plain flavor really.
sherm1016 (1247) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle purchased at Discount Liquor. Pours a bright, golden yellow color with a white head and a little lacing. Aroma is hoppy, light citrus, some pine. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, bready, toasty, light bitter pine hoppiness, with a clean bitter finish. I saw a clip where Jack McAuliffe said that this tastes pretty close to his original New Albion Ale. If true, this must have really turned people’s heads in 1976. Somewhat tame by today’s standards for sure, but certainly as good or better than many APAs on the market today. Glad I was able to sample a taste of history. Thanks Jim, Jack, and everyone who helped bring this back.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle poured into glass. Another run of the mil pale from Boston Beer Co. All I can say bout this one is meh. Nothing to report, bland and not too exciting.
damzz (345) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear yellow with a thin white head amd a little lacing. Nose is slight malt with citrus from the hops. Palate is lighjt with slight malt and cirus hop bitterness. Nice light drink with 6% ABV.
SudsMcDuff (6850) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
it’s in crayon, you berk! .. . bottle @ nobi .. . gold .. mild foam, good lacing .. . mild hops, light grain .. . a light beer, pretty good- chilled with philly blunt .. . now this beer is boring, but this must have been amazing 30 years ago! .. . .
have a look at techno mouse, hows he doin?
he’s freakin out!
why? whats wrong with him?
he’s had a gram of brie and two babybels!
oh no! get him into the ambiance hutch, quick!
umich03jm (2767) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours an ultra clear pale yellow color with a fizzy head that fades quickly. Aromas are corn malt, straw, and some light fruitiness. Taste is moderately sweet corn malt, like many macro brews. The fruitiness, which tastes a little like fruit loops, helps to make it a little better but not much. Finish is crisp and somewhat satisfying. Not my kinda beer really.