JohnnyJ (4045) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery. Clear gold pour, white head. Bread, caramel, hay, and light hops. It’s fine, but not overly interesting.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewpub on 8/4/10. Clear gold pour with a thin white head. Nose is malty with some grassy hops. Flavor starts with sweet malt, then bitter grassy hops before a sweet finish.
kmweaver (3204) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample rating (though I’ll be reconfirming my rating with a growler later this weekend; I should note that the hangtag of the growler says 5.3%, for the sake of argument). Pours a clear, bright yellow color; fine-bubbled white head with light retention and solid lacing. Very quiet nose with just a bit of brown sugar and some basic mineral bitterness; quiet. Medium body; lively carbonation; nicely crisp, mineral bitterness playing the key role here; quite pleasantly bitter; light, toasty maltiness underneath; very drinkable, non-resiny, rounded bitterness; tasty stuff. Medium finish of mineral bitterness and a light, lasting malt toastiness.