krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mostly clear amber with a light lasting head. Ligh hop grain smell. Malt forward but thin and crisp. A light hop bitter. mouth left with a light sweet grain coating.
popery (1398) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a fairly deep amber orange color. Looks a bit murky but easy to see through. I’m guessing there’s a fair bit of yeast sediment at the bottom of the bottle. The head is small to medium in size, white and relatively sticky. Aroma is light caramel malt, herbal hoppiness, mint, grapes, apple cider and some earthiness. The malt seems sweet with a fair bit of caramel and a somewhat bready character. Lots of that grapey, appley sweetness, which is not entirely pleasant. The taste is sweet, herbal and earthy. More apple cider sweetness. The malt flavor could be a lot fuller. It’s a bit stale and lifeless. It’s slightly too sweet. Something about it needs to be cleaned up. It’s a touch cloying, though too thin to really go too far in that direction. The mouthfeel is fairly effervescent and almost light but the sweetness gives a sense of body in a funny way. I don’t much like this one. I wouldn’t call it a very clean beer, which is advertised on the label. That apple cider sweetness gets to me and kills most of the refreshment that I was expecting. That said, it’s not bad. The hops seems nice - wish they were a bit stronger - and I appreciate anyone attempting a Biere de Garde.
CapFlu (4500) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a quick dissipating white frothy head. Mild yeasty esters and malt. Rather plain, uninspired beer. Ample carbonation and thin caramel but lacking the alcohol needed. Purchased at Metro Liquors University Heights
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, 5.3% ABV
Amber color, hazy, with creamy head. The aroma is too light. Dry mouthfeel, but less dry than the otherwise similar Vienna Lager; pleasant caramel flavor with a bready touch; correct bitterness ending with soft fruity esters.
Balanced and clean, easy but pleasant.
Gerbeer (1736) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a deep copper with medium head. Aromas of toasted malts and jammy, fruity marmalade. Pleasant and malty with light flavors of fruit/oranges, toast, and grassy resin.
douglas88 (5925) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear dark copper color with a medium white head. A sweet grainy nose, some berries. The flavor is crisp, earthy malts, pretty sweet, dry leaves, berries, toffee, some dust. Very drinkable. Solid beer.
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My second 750ml of this, I drank the first one fast with friends and liked it but didn’t get a good enough grip to rate it, so here we are. I’ve seen this style pour light to amber and in the commons case it pours a deep orange with a white head. The color definitely has a nice glow to it. The delicate aroma of this beer my be my favorite aspect; honey apricot, sugar, bread, and grains. Thin to medium body, sweet and malty, fruity, food friendly, a very enjoyable beer.
pdx76 (617) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Pdx farmhouse and wild ale fest - pours cloudy copper with small head. Nose of malt, grass,,and yeast. Taste is of malt, grain, and grass. Dry finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Godofthecellar (667) - NYC, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, orange color. Smell and taste of farmhouse yeast, malt and hops light funk. Not very good
jtclockwork (8234) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. I need the label for this. If anyone has one, please let me know. Pour orange with white head. Nose and taste of rye, malt, toasted bread and light wild yeast. Dry. Medium body.