Gamin (127) - Brockport, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had it on draft at Lovin’ Cup in Rochester. This is incredibly malt forward for (at least the current state of) a pale ale. To go with those malts is an unpleasant, musty aftertaste that really ruins an otherwise passable beer. Not a big fan.
BucannonXC5 (1004) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: 16-oz. glass
From: My aunt Jenny
Price: N/A for a variety 12-pack
Consumed: Jan. 16, 2014
Poured a caramel amber clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of white head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Great amount of uneven foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Very good retention.
Smelled caramel, honey, wheat, rye, floral hops and cereal.
Tasted caramel, citrus hops, pine, floral hips, honey, lime, faint orange, wheat and grass hops.
Medium-to-light body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Astringent finish.
This beer was one of my top-three favorites about seven years ago. Not so anymore, but I will always like this beer.
khart0126 (4) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
More than an "okay" beer. Some of these comments are flat silly. This is a nice tasting beer, pours copper and tastes great.
sonnycheeba (4078) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from sampler pack. Pours clear amber with rising fizzy off-white head. Aroma is cereal and cracker malts, floral notes, pear, apples, and faint toffee. Flavor is balanced dry malts and light hop bitterness with some light fruit esters and faint toast; dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
Bricks (681) - Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Average appearance.. an amber golden brown with good head. Smells of malt, grain with some metallic notes. Bitter, creamy mouthfeel. It tastes muddled... balanced, yet not complex at all... various notes trying to fight for prominence. It’s OK.
UkrainPubCrawler (105) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A very light (light on flavor) pale ale. Not much flavor or hops. Light amber color and not much aroma.
mjg74 (2660) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled from BevMo. Dark mahogany hue. Earthy hopped nose. Distinctive English smelling hops. Earthy and malty up front with a moderate hop flavor to it. Well balanced.
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
6/22/2011. From bottle. Light copper color with a white head. Aromas of malt, grain, fruit. A bit nutty with light citrus and caramel. Not that hoppy and really a bit sweet.
snoworsummer (2919) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle. Pours clear amber gold with a thin white head and some lacing. Smells nutty, malty, sweet and like yeast. Doesn’t taste like much, malt, grains, and musk. Light body and low carbonation.
floydslip (231) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper beer with a thin white head. Pleasant, but weak nose of caramel malt and not much else. Flavor has a malty sweetness with some nutty flavors followed by a light bitterness. It’s well balanced, but not particularly flavorful. Easy to drink yet not memorable.