brokensail (13603) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a clear golden color with a big white head to go with it.
S: Quite sweet with lots of bread and fruit. I get quite a bit of white grape out of the nose, and maybe some plums, too. A light bit of citrus and floral hop notes are present as well.
T: Very, very sweet, almost like a Belgian beer with the sugary nature of it. Bread and honey are there, too. Some floral hops are present and the white grape character is there again, particularly on the finish.
M: The body is medium with a moderate to high level of carbonation.
D: Quite sweet, but pretty decent overall.
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Nellie) Pours a clear amber body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of mango, melon, burnt husk, and grain. Flavor of burnt grain, grass, honey, and light citrus with a dry, bitter finish.
argo0 (12291) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, thanks peregrinari. Clear amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, honey, some cereal, straw. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, straw, some honey, light cereal. Medium body,
Drake (10695) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from the brewery. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a medium frothy white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of grainy malts with caramel notes. The taste is grassy hops, caramel and lightly toasted malts. Medium bodied. Good bock.
hopdog (9940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and hazy amberish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of fruitiness, grains, toasty, and floral. Tastes of the same fruitiness, honey sweetness, and some floral.
GT2 (9364) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355mL sampled at Shenandoah Throwdown. Poured a hazy light orange with a thick, yellow head. Good lacing. Nose of citrus hops, perfumey/floral hops, potpourri. Taste is citrus, sticky orange candies, booze, fresh doughy malt. Pretty good.
DocLock (8593) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark straw with white head. Nose is bready pale malt, hopcitrus, some fruity and floral hints. Tastes pale malty, fruity, with hops and citrus, and a good complexity.
deyholla (8335) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Shane, thanks! Poured a hazy gold with an amber hue and a white head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma was full of sweet grains and breads with a bit of a caramel note as well. Flavor was similar and the caramel really came out in the finish.
phaleslu (7600) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle as a trade bonus from dkachur- thanks again, Dan! Pours a cloudy orange-amber with an initially large off-white head that turns into a chunky, uneven cap on the beer which leaves a little sloppy lacing. Aroma of orange citrus, bready Bavarian malts, toasted grains, yeast, spices, and grass. Flavor of sweet malts, toasted grains, pepper, yeast, spices, orange citrus, medicinal notes, and alcohol. Light-medium bodied, with sharp carbonation and a spicy mouthfeel. Finishes dry. Very unusual, and I wouldn’t even know how to begin categorizing it. Uneven but intriguing.
Ughsmash (7387) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured near-clear medium golden with a tall, fluffy cap of whitish head. The aroma picked up honey and citrus fruity sweetness with accents of deeper sugars and karo syrup.. almost malt likka-ey with strong sugars and boozage.. too heavy-handed for my liking. The flavor found sweet corn, honey, and pale malty sugars at the core.. sharp boozage, lemon bitterness, and residual sugars on the edges.. finished sharp with sugars and booze over non-descript and adjuncty malts. Medium-bodied with higher carbonation on the palate.. too sharp in a lot of places, and the components didn’t seem to go together.. an unfortunate miss.