phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Another winner from Titletown: Pours a clear orange colour with a small white head. Aroma is very pleasent, strong floral hops and pine- well balanced citrus hops all the way through. but half way through the palate is smoothes itself out and becomes even more delightful, eventually softening up in the finish.
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ontap at the brewery. Not impressed at all with any of the beers at this brewery. Typical poor to barely average macro brewpub offerings. The food was much better however, but I’ll save that for rating the place itself. Poor non-existent head and watery appearance. Hardly any decernable aroma having to really REALLY grasp at pulling anything out. Flavour itself is actaully a bit more than I reckoned for with some light pilsner malt and citrus. However, the hop profile was sad and lonely here with a light dusting of floral and grassiness. The house character is very prevalent as well with all their beers having an odd metallic taste and certain terroir that I find very quite displeasing. Not a fan at all.
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Titletown. Poured clear medium amber with a short white head and a light ring. Aroma picked up sweet caramel and medium-skinned fruits.. very soft with a light floral backing.. quite nice. Flavor was of lightly-toasted caramel at the core… quite sweet with mild floral bitterness around.. perhaps some artificial sweetener evident at the back-end.. tacky, long-ish finish. Medium-bodied and sweet throughout with a sticky-sweet finish. OK balance.
JK (4377) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another from Skyview. Cloudy, copper color. Thick white head. this is a good looking beer. Aroma has light hops. Flavor is light hops as well with malt, and a very salty taste. Some grassy flavor, and interesting in that is is more focused on malt than hops.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Once again thanks to skyview for sharing. Light grain/malt nose on this hazy brown beer - a little dark for a "pale" ale. Roasted malt body with an earthy flavor that ben said was from some fuggle hops or something. Not what I’d expect from a Pale ale but very good.
badgerben (4387) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler thanks to (guess who) Skyview. Copper color with a medium head. Slight hop aroma, more Noble and earthy than American. Dry wheat flavor with very earthy hop flavors. I know it’s Willamette, but it tastes like East Kent Goldings. Seems like more of an English Pale Ale than American.
Juelze (1138) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a growler. Pours a coppery color with thin white head that quickly dissolves. Aroma is light caramel, bready and hops aromas. Taste is light caramel, sweet bread, and light floral hops. Moderate carbonation. This almost like a Sam Adams Boston lager clone. Good stuff.
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, only at the Titletown brewpub. Pours a clear golden amber brew with an average off-white head. Dissolves to a fine film with a bubbly white ring. Aroma is very light with bread-like character and grassy hops. Taste is slightly carbonated, sweet at first and then a mild hop bitterness in the finish. Slight bready aftertaste with a lingering hop bitterness.