Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewvival Trip Beer 101. Pours a clear copper color with a thin frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of herbal and spicy hops, caramel and toast. The taste is spicy and herbal hops, caramel malts. Medium bodied.
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Barcade. Amber gold colour. Lightly malty aroma topped by a kiss of grapefruity cascadey hops. Fairly clean with a touch of soft fruitiness. A bit of light cascadey hop flavour. Good balance, pretty solid brew.
DocLock (7912) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Victory. Pours dark straw with nose of hopcitrus, some grainy malt, spices. Tastes mildly hoppy, orange zesty, with cereally malt, and mild spiciness, and a medium to light palate that loses aroma and flavor notes as it warms. This one is not bad, but not great either.
egajdzis (5364) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a clear amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of nuts, metal, caramel, and some toasted malts. Taste of toasty dough, caramel malts, grains, some nuts, with light fruitiness, and low bitterness in the finish.
EithCubes (5000) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler from JC’s, pours deep golden with strong orange highlights and an off-white head. Nose fresh with American hops, some orange peel leading the citrus. In the mouth, lightly bitter and moderately dry, has a gorgeous yeasty-bready finish and aftertaste, hops are suddenly muted and the citrus takes a dive underneath the lightly caramelous malt. Touches of nut, earth. Medium-full body, smooth and clean lagery character with pleasant bitterness, very mild spice, quenching.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at TDR Ex.: Aroma of malts, grains and fruity hops. Poured amber with a hint of gold in color and a creamy, rocky, white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Not sparkling. Small lacing. Flavor was light to medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malts, rye, pretzel, grains, and bitter hops. Medium body. Lightly sticky texture. Average carbonation. Malty, medium-dry finish.
TomDecapolis (4500) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 1, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Victory. Pours a translucent golden amber with a creamy off white head that left some lacing. Aroma...I really didn’t get a whole lot. Some grains, light caramel and citrus. Flavor was much of the same. REally not much going on. An enjoyable beer...just nothing special.
cheap (4105) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tasp at the bocktown. Not much aroma, just a clean olfactory. Thin swampy head. Typical color, but just slightly darker than a pale ale. First taste is a little like old rope and leather. taste is just a tad bitter. But it never cpmes acorss as over the top. Not bad, has manners. Better than expected. Finish lingers a little more than I like, but over all its ok.
PhillyCraft (3309) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at PH. light hazy copper in color with thin head and lacing. Notes were english like, grains, oats, caramel, brown ale, leather and light hops. Palate was light to medium with somewhat bland notes. Pint went fast but I didnt enjoy it.
puzzl (3252) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Barcade. Normally I am very unenthusiastic for small batch victory beers and wouldn’t go out of my way for them, but I’d just mentioned in the forums the day before hearing of this beer that I’d go out of my way for any Steam Beer that showed up, as the style is so rare. Well, I had no choice at that point, so I made the trek for this. Blech. Deep copper pour with a flimsy head. Very clean aroma, german hops, peanut. Fresh, clean flavor, some big steam. Drinkable, but kind of boring. I will say that it does the style very well.