OldGrowth (2854) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, from Quikstop. Ok aroma, sweet. Bready yeastiness, caramel, little fruity, kind of apple. Clean brownish orange, good head and lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish. It’s alright, which now looking at it I see it is from April 2013, so I’m kind of surprised it’s held up,as well,as it has. I totally misread the year on it.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber from Bestway. Pours a hazy amber color with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel and earthy notes. The taste is pale caramel malts, floral hops. Maybe a little diacetyl. Medium bodied.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Cloudy bronze with a small, permanent white head. Faint malty nose. Crisply carbonated throughout the clean, fresh caramel base, leading into a nice fresh finish. An excellent palate cleanser, or a solid session brew.
GTAEgeek (1394) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Slightly hazy gold, with a medium, frothy, off-white head. Apples, hay, strong resin, and some pine. Earthy notes, and some musty yeastiness. Mellow sweetness, with a light bitterness. Medium body, grainy, malty, and slick. Overall, this is a light and easy-drinking beer, but nicely complex and tasty.
emacgee (4289) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a soft pale strawberry blonde with a thin white head. Nose is vegetal and bready upfront with some diacetyl and bread dough. Lightly fruity. Soft bready notes in the flavor. Some off notes upfront. Lightly vegetal with a touch of diacetyl. Grassy on the back of the mouth with an earthy malt profile. Light medium body with a zesty bitterness. Cool to see a local company doing this style.
TURDFERGUSON (4008) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at beer study. Hazy orange with thin white lace, no sticky. Nose is overrun with diacetyl, as is the flavor, sadly. Sweet and buttery. Makes me a sad panda.