SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 28, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the brewpub. Clear red-amber with a beige head. Light dishwater yeast and light toasted malt aroma. The flavor has a definite dirty wet rag quality with indistinct hops and light malt. Prickly and light body. A definite let down, as all their other beers that I have tried have been solid. None of the flavors step out and make themselves known, except the undesirable ones. Sounds like it can be better, and I have to stop back in and try a future batch.
illidurit (2279) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewpub. Pours a deep, dark copper color with a creamy white head that recedes with decent lacing. Aroma includes a sweet maltiness and a tangy spicy note. The flavor reflects this, with grainy and sweet malt balanced out by a spicy floral hop zest. Light body, crisp finish, pretty easy to drink.
Ibrew2or3 (8040) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at brewery. Pours a clear copper with thin creamy head and nice lacing. It has a light aroma of roasted malts and faint burnt wheat toast. The flavor is a mixture of semi sweet roasted malts, some malt astringency and faint nuttiness.
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the brewpub. Pours very nice with a dark cloudy texture and a nice lacey head. Aroma is very malty. Flavor is very crisp with a lingering hops. Overall a nice beer.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Sampler at the brewpub) This is a deep amber ale with a thin white head. The aroma is of sweet malt. The body is medium-light and soft. The flavor is well-balanced and has a delicate spicy bitterness. Nice!
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice matly aroma and flavor. The mouthfeel on this brew is silky soft. Nice texture. Everything really works well together in this one.
JFGrind (1987) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled @ the brewpub 10.01. Nicely balanced Amber with adequate hops. Seabright had a few hoppy beers on draft so I thought best to start my session there with an Amber.
jazz88 (2655) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 19, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ brewpub. An orange hue with an off-white head. Medium bodied with relatively light (i.e., missing) flavors. Unremarkable but not offensive for the style.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this on tap at the Saturn while visiting Santa Cruz last Sunday. Try the Lentl soup. This brew pours a sparkling orang amber. The creamy white dense head is mostly lasting with fair lacing. The floral nose is cereal, with a hint of nectar, and coffee. The flavor is balanced with average depth. Primarily floral with a long semi-bitter finish. The body is medium dry and lively. The finish feels astringent. Note to the guy tending bar at the Riva (on the Wharf) by the boardwalk in Santa Cruz who told me "no good beer is brewed here" - Get your head out of your ass. Check out Seabright, the've got their shit together.
Crit (3775) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sparkling amber with lasting head. Smooth fore and mid with decent hops in the finish. Good lace