yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had this one on tap @ Sunset. Great place. Very light aroma of malt with very little bitterness and not much spice or character to note. Taste is also about the same. Easy to drink yes but I would not choose this one for a lighter beer.
blklab2007 (1941) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap mews tavern 9/1/07. poured an amber in color with decent carbination and head. smell is light, malt, slight spices. taste is along those lines, the white wheat i believe stands out a bit, yeast flavors. beer is good for a sam i think. not a killer brew but good drinking.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught pint at Sunset Grill on 6/7/07
Quite a deep, chestnut-auburn for a pale ale, though with some lighter bronze tints. Off-white head is moderate-sized, with medium to poor retention and blotchy lacing. High clarity.
Weak, soggy, old, dirty hops in the nose are quite repugnant from the get go and the crusty, hard, crystal malts certainly don’t pick up any slack. There isn’t much more to say, sadly. This was supposed to be a robust pale ale, but I dont know what went wrong. Right away, I suspect Sunset of keeping the stuff too long, but it’s hard to justify that, as the beer only came out about a month and that’s hardly cause for concern. And the tap lines dont seem to be a problem, as the beer wasnt infected nor was there any diacetyl. Just too much crystal malt and tacky caramel sweetness, with vague, citrusy, old hops. Didn’t finish the glass.