brokensail (15600) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, light amber pour with a white head. Nose is bready with some notes of toast. Maybe a bit of toffee, too. Some grass, yeast, and a bit of green apple to the aroma as well. The flavor is somewhat bland. A bit of water, sweet malt flavors of bread, toast, and toffee. Light green apple, some mild hop bitterness, and a touch of yeast.
KyotoLefty (9033) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Boulder Creek Brewpub.
Nicely malty aroma with British hops and lots of caramel. Very bubbly orange color with lace. Rich malt flavor, nice caramel; thick, grainy and good. Earthy hops, with some citrus and nice bitterness. This really shows off a nice malt character.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the Surfrider Cafe. Orange with a creamy head. Malty butterscotch aroma with light fruitiness and faint hops. Malty flavor with some bread crust and toffee, balanced by a firm earthy bitterness and light butterscotch. Medium bodied. The butterscotch actually blends enough with the malt to give it a nice richness, though it might be too much for some. Definitely a malt-leaning beer, but pretty nice.