JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at the tap room on 3/26/11. Clear yellow pour with a thin white head. Corn and sweet malt in the nose with some noble hop. Malty and corny flavor with noble hops. Thin finish.
Dogbrick (7145) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at the brewery tap room. According to news sources, Thirsty Dog acquired the rights to the old Akron staple from Burkhardts after the trademark expired. The beer pours a clear straw color with a thin white head that evaporates quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of grainy malt. Light body with a sweet malty character with a touch of fruit. The finish is short with a bready malt aftertaste. A demonstration of how far brewing has come if nothing else.