beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On-tap at Gitchee Gumee Brewfest - Clear light golden brown, thin but fluffy dark ivory cap; minimal lacing in thin globuals.
Aroma has some nice roasty tones to it, dry, toasted, with a nutty toffeeness like that of peanut brittle.
Quick, crispy, and toasty front with a dry breadyness and toffee. Light dry hop backing adding some to the finish where it does tend to get better with more earthy nut toastyness. Still tends to be light on the palate though.
Feel is a thinner medium body, fairly light and crisp, very easy goin’ and drinks well. A bit more body and lasting flavors and this could be quite good.
1FastSTi (3359) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2007 Sampled at the 3rd Annual "Between the Bluffs" Beer and Cheese Festival in La Crosse, WI. Appearance is a foamy, off-white head. Ok lacing. Copper color. Aroma is grass hop, floral hop, grains, mild fruit esters, walnut. A tad weak but still discernable. Flavor is very nutty, kinda like English walnuts with pecan undertones. Roasted grains. Palate is lingering and sweet with a medium carbonation. 7, 4, 8, 3, 17 = 3.9.
Rerate: Pours to a nice brassy mahogany body with a thin white head. The aroma is English toffee-like. The flavor is extremely toasty with Earthy malts and light English hops. Drinkable.
heemer77 (5234) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a Pioneer labelled bottle. The color is a dark amber with a thin yellow head. The aroma is sweet caramel with little else. The taste is peanuts with a hint of toast. A little light for the style.
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good herb taste too this one. Nice hop aroma too, but lacked a little in the flavor. Like the overall flavor and the earth/grass taste at the end is a good touch.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Luminous bronze with dark swirling menacing yeast clouds and a soupy lasting cap...pine, dried herbs and a nice touch of whiskey in the nose...creamy-soft body becomes rather watery at the finish, but still manages to support a nice caramel, touch of butter (but not too much) and vanilla. Much better than I expected.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle from a trade...Pours a clear red color with a small off white head. Malty aroma, with hints of hops. Heavy on the malts in this brew. Some roastiness, more toward the end. Ever so slightly hoppy. Certainly quaffable, this would make a very nice session beer.
thegreenrooster (3820) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a cloudy brown with almost no head. Aroma is deffinatly hoppy. i had to look on the lable to make sure this was not a IPA. FLavor is nutty. malty and hoppy. Not real bad but the only thing i have wrong with it is this is not a real Engligh ale.
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small, tan head over a clear amber brew. The head was creamy but quickly disapated. The hops and the malt were nicely balanced. Not as strong tasting as a traditional English ale. A good, pleasant flavor though with a short aftertaste.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6197) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2007 I have never heard of this brewer and got this one through my beer club. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. There was a light bitter malt aroma with some light tangy fruity notes. The flavor is sour, malty, a bit nutty and has a light floral hop presence The finish is bitter and reminiscent of a milder ESB.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Beer of the month. Ok beer. Nothing reaaly going on but a slight malt taste. Besides that tastes and looked like a beer.