DialSquare (2210) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somewhat random tasting note (tap at Proof): covers alcohol really well - spicy, peach, sugar, candied, orange, warm.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5/24/12. On tap. Golden/orange pour with a small khaki head. Slightly odd fruity aroma with floral aspects, spices, and more fruit. Sweet fruity flavor with brown sugar and spice. Reminds a bit of apple cinnamon but with flowers. Interesting.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Sam’s, Durham. Deep golden pour, bright and oily looking, almost halfway to a mead in appearance. That’s certainly appropriate, given how sweet this beer turned out to me. Spices and sugars in the nose, but the flavors suggested a witbier with chocolate and brioche additions, or perhaps just liquid apple pie.
OldGrowth (2416) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mason jar at Tylers Apex. Sweet, yeasty, banana, clove, coriander. Clean golden orange color. Small head, no lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body, creamy oily mouthfeel, sweet finish. Good, really like aroma. Sweet, spice is subtle. Easy to drink.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: 10th Anniversary
Date: April 19, 2012
Source: Taco Mac, Canton
Appearance: hazy gold, fine off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet yeasty aroma, light fruityness, touch of spicyness
Flavor: rich fruity flavor, pale malt sweetness, touch of candy, light spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Havy golden ale w/ sweet nose backed w/ heat. Taste is sweet, slightly citrus, & booze but lighter than I expected. Enjoyable but nothing special.
Braudog (5455) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at the Birch! Very light amber/golden pour, with a thin topping of foam. The beer is packed with flavor, a tapestry of bright summer herbs, light citrus, a hint of yeast, and a tight little graininess one has to associate with the rye. Exceptionally easy to drink for a 10% beer. Excellent. (#4598, 5/16/2012)
kindacold (208) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear light amber with lacy head that dissipates quickly. Sweet citrus smell. Tastes sweetly of orange peel, coriander, and malt. Well balanced hop and malt flavors, but very citrusy and with slight alcohol taste. Somewhat heavy finish.
obguthr (3384) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very weak malt nose. Cloudy amber, no head. Full body. Malt forward, cherry and apple hints, no hops. Not really mind blowing. Mainly dry and malty, light lemongrass.
ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 ounce bottle - $7.99 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a hazed, muted gold body with a smallish, brief, white head.
Smell: Moderately grainy-scented pilsner malt given a thorough wash of alcohol and noted scents of the chamomile and coriander seed. Very faint, ineffectual fruity accents in the background.
Taste: Again, more of the grainy pils but with more of a showing from the rye malt. Powdered sugar sweetness. Strong support from the coriander and chamomile, though not much from the orange peel beyond a small singe of triple sec on the tongue. Subtle green banana. Medium bitterness. The spice pulls up, as does the alcoholic heat into the drying, subtly tingly finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation helping to at least keep it from being a syrupy mess.
Overall: I’ll pat Terrapin on the back for making it ten long years, I’ll also pat myself on the back for making it through (almost) the whole bottle. A beer I had hoped to enjoy, but really didn’t at all. Some graininess, some spice, some booze, some sugar.