corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on tap at Rembrandt’s.
Pours a dark amber orange color with dark burnt orange hues when held to a light source and a two finger frothy, soapy head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that coats the glass with lacing.
Slightly hoppy aroma with hints of pine needle, lactic cream, grass, light crisp fruit, biscuit and pale malt.
Slightly dry, hoppy mediu body which is on the fuller end of the spectrum. Creamy with hints of crisp light fruit, dry piney hops, pale malt, biscuit, apple, pear, sweet lactic creaminess and a dry earthy bitter hop finish. Excellently balanced and dangerously drinkable. I wasn’t expecteing much from this beer but other than the aroma I really enjoyed it. Recommended!
Chronoflash (76) - New York, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A light, hazy amber orange with a thin off-white head that persists. The nose is heavy on the brown sugar and malt. She’s heavily bitter, with a medium-full, smooth feel and dense carbonation. Orange peel and some rind, with a citrusy hop sting that feels a bit peppery. A good beer, not mind blowing, but an interesting and (for me) a sessionable brew.
Nickls (1849) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Old BA rate - tap)
Poured with a half-finger of white head. Curtains of lacing toward the beginning of the sample, and dies down toward the end, though. Slightly hazy light orange-gold color. Sweet biscuity/bready malt and light yeastiness. Followed up by a bit of hop bitterness. Very reflective of the aroma; sweet-sour with the malt and yeast that provides a nice pinch of flavor; biscuit-like doughiness; mild earthy hop bitterness. Mediumish MF; a little oily and creamy as well. Nice lighter carbonation. Pretty solid here. Fantastic drinking. A bit heavy in body for the style, but doesn’t detract from the satisfying and quaffable nature of this brew. Overall, I find this to be an excellent session brew and one that I have visited, and will hopefully be able to continue visiting. (Well not anymore since I live in Switzerland now)
basspro76 (423) - New York, USA - FEB 27, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drank from a pint glass from the tap at the Peculiar Pub, NYC. Totally average beer; weak malt and hop flavors that never really shine through, clean aftertaste.
Leighton (10987) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Peculier Pub. Pretty good. Pours a light gold with a medium, pure white head. Nose of earthy malts. Flavor has some light bitterness along with some mildly sweet malts. Medium in body in smooth.
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at a small BBQ in NJ. The pour was a nice copper amber color with a good two finger head of lacing that was slightly offwhite. The taste was a little bitter for me and tasted a little more like a cream stoudt than an ale. Not bad but not great.
BigMike (45) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on-tap at Capone’s. Served in a tulip glass.
THe appearance of this beer reminds me of a Hopslam. A very hazy bright orange color with a thick puffy 2 finger almost pure white head. Great lacing as it really sticks to the glass.
Smell, smell is west coast hops, some sweetness from caramel malts. A little breadiness.
Pretty balanced flavor. Some bread like caramel malt sweetness up front, with a small amount of hop bitterness in the form of white grapefruit on the finish.
Nice smooth light bodied. A dry finish and would be very nice on a warm day.
Over all a pretty decent blond ale. Not a huge amount of flavor but its easy to drink and is pretty refreshing. Not a bad beer.
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap at Croxley’s. Pours a hazy dark golden color with moderate head. Aroma is rather fruity, predominantly citrus, with some hops as well. Very fresh and some floral aromas in there too. Taste is balanced and not as bitter as the smell would indicate as there is more sweet maltiness instead of bitterness. Palate is smooth and has a clean aftertaste. Good option to pair with food or just to drink.
altonbrownd (3684) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at The Half Pint, NYC. Murky copper body with sweet and fruity nose. Same in the taste, quite sweet. Gets maltier and then spicier. Not much cream noticeable.
popkow (286) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Once poured, releases a fruity aroma with the addtiion of alt and a grassy hop. Very cloudy with a thin head of off-white color. Taste as action packed as a lively football game sweet meeets bitter. Palate leaves the wounded on the field and a long victorious finish. Hops are attacked by maltiness goodness.