Braudog (5596) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Golden, but visually solid even with its little head. Stiff aroma of solid grainy malt. Robustly charactered, there’s a pile of alcoholy warming on top of a big malty base. Burns the belly. A big yellow beer ... nice! (#3021, 7/15/2007)
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice golden color with a white head. Very faint aroma, like Vyvvy said. The flavor is very sugary with way too much residual sugar. Finish is very earthy floral spicy hops. Not a great effort.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
#1065, on tap at the brewery enjoyed with my Dad when he was in town visiting. Just a note. I LOOOOOVE the style and am always very excited to see when someone gives this a shot. Golden slightly hazy with a medium white head that hung around for a while. Nose is sweet, present with a big kick of sugar alcohol and hops. The taste has some seriuoous malts and alcohol, fresh crisp and clean. It sours later and warms to more of an IPA presence. NICE.
vyvvy (3904) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear golden with a bone white head. Very faint aroma, I’m only noticing a sweeter version of pils malt. The flavor starts rich and fruity with a light spice kick, some alcohol warmth and only a bit of the traditional pils traits from the malt. The finish has harsh spice and some hops that are more on the earthy / woody side that would be expected. The body is quite cloying. This tastes like the strongest abv beer I’ve had at Square One. An okay beer, but I like others from the brewery better.