Loineshawn (3007) - 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.
wedgie9 (1666) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bright golden with a fluffy white head that retains well. The nose is spicy hops with a hint of green pepper and light malt. The flavors are light hos and malt up front with the very distinct flavor of grapefruit on the back of the palate. The body is light with lively carbonation and a medium fresh grapefruit juice finish.
That1Guy (1806) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crushed at GABF ’10. Aroma of citrus, pine, and fruit loops. Very citrusy flavor which is excellent. A very excellent brew and, even though it’s a mild, it’s packed with flavor. Awesome.
TheAlum (4986) - 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..
tomthompson89 (1842) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
well done interesting American take on a mild. lotsa citrus on the nose. nice lacing. citrus in flavor and a bit of malt but not too bitter. could session this all day
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.
holdenn (2063) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. A good thirst quencher after the bike ride down. Hazed copper pour with a creamy beige head. Light citrus grains in the nose. Sweet wet grain flavors with citrus and dough. A little watery but a dry finish. Decent and drinkable. 7/3/7/3/15
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2010. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a fairly well-formed white head. The aroma has FFF’s trademark herbal and citrus hop profile along with some bready malt notes. The flavor has medium sweetness with pale malt and cereal grains, bread, and a pretty good herbal and citrusy hop bite. Medium-light bodied with average carbonation. A nice flavorful true session beer from FFF overall.
HonkeyBra (2858) - 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.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at GABF on 9/18/2010. This mild ale pours a light gold color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet. A medium bodied mild ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are slightly floral. Nice carbonation. A touch sweet, but very drinkable. Good session ale. Mouthfeel is full and sweet. Aftertaste is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.