HonkeyBra (2845) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden pour with a big white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, tropical fruits. A light sugar sweetness similar to fruit loops. Some pale malt in the form of fresh bread and pound cake lurks behind the assertive hops. Flavor is citrus and resin hop forward, with a general fruitiness. Some honey. Lighter, refreshing mouthfeel with lively carbonation. Finishes dry and bitter. Good beer that gets some extra points for being a mild.
Loineshawn (3002) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at FF. pours a murky orange with a medium frothy offwhite head. aroma of tangerines, floral, mint. light bread. some lightly bitter honey, herbal earthy character. dry. crisp. Quite sessionable. not as hoppy as gumballhead. more of a bready tropical fruit presence. would drink all the live long day.
induction (4) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2010 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Only complaint with this is lack of head retention. A solid session beer that I prefer over the Pride and Joy
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A] Not much on the nose. Very mild aroma. [A] Golden, slightly hazed beer with white head into an imperial pint glass @ the pub. [F] Something dirty and grassy. I like it. Solid biscuity malt backbone. Citrus taste akin to an orange. [P] Mouth is great for what it is IMHO. Watery, though a spritz of hop bite, touch of carbonation, and malts never let you forget you are drinking a beer. [O] This is the beer you drink all day long at the pub. ’Til the keg is blown. I was expecting something more of a Pride & Joy, but was even more satisfied with this. If it makes sense to say, nothing abot the beer is over the top, mind blowing, but the sum of the parts is greater. I liked it alot, as I have not had a great session beer in quite some time. Superb rendition.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub (Munster, IN). A new beer.. Man, they are bringing them lately. Pours a hazy golden orange pour, glowing, near murky, you really can’t see through it. A small offwhite head dies to a decent film, laces lightly. Aromas are bready malts, a touch of toffee and biscuits, light floral hops, citrus, faint orange marmalade. Mellow, yet still there. Initial is light bodied with a touch of orange up front, light citrus, moving into bready malts, toast, lingering orange marmalade, light sweetness but nice zesty oils and citric acid touch moreso than sweetness. Light bodied and highly quaffable, light bitterness moves into mellow bready and citrus sweetness. Pretty flavorful considering the 3.5 ABV tag. I really like this, the flavors and balance, leaning towards bitter and dry, with mellow bready and orange sweetness, are really working for me. The world needs more well made Mild Ales. This really keeps with FFF’s style, getting citrusy flavors out of such a light beer. Light, a touch watery, but the flavors take care of it. Very nice Mild.. Possibly my favorite to date.. The orange influence wins me over and puts flavor in a beer that many just load with bread and biscuits with light florals. All that is there, but the orange zest and touch of acidity wins me over. The Hedonist scale scores this lower, but for me this is the perfect Mild.. I was literally blown away, even if on the Hedonist scale it isn’t as high..