CheersMate (1316) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle from Chuck’s 85th Market. This has a nice fluffy head sitting on-top of a hazy copper body. This looks pretty good. This has a rather weak aroma. Soft hop aroma; actually, the hops are almost indeterminable. Light toffee and grass aroma. I would give some more information, if I could actually smell the thing. Very sweet, with very little hops. Slightly bitter at the end, but that is a very small "slightly". Subtle burnt malt flavor. The bitterness is only now starting to linger, but not in a complimentary type way. There’s nothing pale about this one; other than a light bitterness. The sweet flavor is decent, and as others have said, it reminds me a little of tea, but I’ve had beers that are egregiously guilty of the aforementioned foul. The person brewing this wasn’t persnickety about the end result, it seems. Not to be insulting, but come on, you can do better than this.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Big toffee nose contrasted by a dry leafy side. Caramel side of amber, frosty haze, creamy off white head, sticky lacing. Little bit on the dark side of caramel, gently toasted biscuit, finishes very clean with only a touch of green grassy hops accenting the finish. Went great with a clam chowder that was less chowder and more milky potato soup with clams.
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the Brewery. Pours a cloudy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty bready hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.
Crit (3605) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sparkling amber,small lasting beige head.Light malt nose and foretaste, blended mid, decent hop finish.Great lace. Nicely balanced!!
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Soft iced tea and light fruity/floral nose. Pours golden, no head or lace. Iced tea, light fruity hops and some floral notes. Peach Nestea. Thanks.
bvc (1180) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Naked City. Pours a slight hazed peach golden with very little head. Nose is very delicate...peach, light citrus, piney butter, touch of bready caramel. Biscuit breadiness, light piney citrus, butter present...not overly to fault, yet distracting...decomposing peach flesh with ice tea. All of this sounds discouraging, bu this isn’t super offensive.