SSSteve (3630) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22oz bottle. clear rusty amber under a very small filmy head. aroma has notes of white and red wines and tart fruitiness. the flavor surprised me with toasted malt. notes of white grape juice. the toasted malt saves this for me from being a total bust. palate is medium and lightly sticky. a blast of warmth/burn from the abv. a challenging style of beer to impress.
CheersMate (1298) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Fuck Store, I mean Brick Store Pub, and I also had the distinct pleasure of enjoying this in bottle form as well. Nice dark coppery appearance with a slightly fluffy head. It looks the same on tap. I hope they start to make more fucking lagers. A nice and fresh hop and malt aroma. There is a slight malt dominance, but it is still smelling great. Nice and crisp Pils hop aroma. Fuck I just had the Heller Bock from Sierra Nevada and this smells exactly the same. Seems a little more pungent, but oh well. Light honey aroma coming from the malts. Malt sweetness dominates. Very smooth and crisp on the tongue. For fuck’s sake I am drunk. Lingering hop bitterness provides a nice flavor. Slight toasted malt flavor. Overall, a nice thick lager. Hey, Terrapin didn’t fuck up on one of their Side Projects, imagine that!
nimbleprop (4146) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at Rustico. Pours a translucent, orangey amber with a frothy, creamy white head. Aroma is pears, apples, malts, a touch yeasty. Flavor is very sweet, bread dough, yeasty, pear. Full bodied and a little creamy. I expected to dislike this and I actually enjoyed it quite a bit.