PhatB420 (829) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very organic taste. Fresh, yet subsided by the stuff that makes things organic. It seems this brew was a solid pale ale at first but then went through a clarifying process that dumbed it down some. Its still solid, yet lacks the hop bite and forcefullness that would make it a super pale ale. Bronzed copper in color, a head the digs deep at first and then simmers down to a flat striaght while always there. Organic wheat and soli mix the smell with tangerine and citrus running in the background. Very fresh taste, very likeable brew. A solid, though less than stellar, pale ale. 12oz bottle poured into a Cabin 2011 Pilsner glass.
mybrainhurts (390) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Herbal, citrus fruit aroma. Flavors are herbal, citrus, and earthy. Nice, round mouthfeel. Honest and good.
J_man (890) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong juicy piney, grassy hop aroma rising off a light golden/tan body with a medium white head. I would expect a huge hop flavor from the aroma, but it’s not as strong as it smells. Still plenty of dry, piney hops with a little skunkiness (in the good way) that are really well balanced by the lightly sweet, bready/grainy malt flavor. A light initial creaminess is flattened and dried out by a nice bitter finish. Very enjoyable and drinkable pale.
Dedollewaitor (15325) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ White Horse on Parsons Green, London. RBESG 2011. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head and lacings. Floral, grassy and citrussy. Bitter flavor of grapefruity hops. Dry and smooth. Really nice.
Theis (14962) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2012 Cask (RBESG 2011, London) at White Horse on Parson’s Green. Clear golden - white head. Herbal, tea, caramel, fruity, ok hoppy, grassy, ok bitterness, grape fruits, abricot.....ReRate: Draught at Spotted Pig, NYC.
Clear amber - white head. Ok hoppy. Fruity. Toasted. Amber malts. Grassy. Piney. Orange. Nice.
wmubronco1992 (688) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark honey. Pillowy white head. Fresh grapefruit aroma. Small lacing. Classic PA bitterness with a crisp dry finish. Bitter dry mouthfeel. I’m more of an IPA fan then the PA however this one is very well done and tastes very fresh even though the bottle was not new.
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like the ideology of this beer, being that I live right by the Brandywine. There’s a local pride knowing that the water in this beer is the same stuff running through my faucet. Pours a dark golden-brown with a light haze and an off-white head. nose is piney, with lots of caramel, citrus, and toast. Flavor is nice and bitter in the front, with loads of pine and citrusy hops. On the back end, it changes to a flush of caramel, and a finish of cereal malts and chex. Well-balanced.
PhillyBeer2112 (2711) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice enough pale ale. Appealing citric hop nose, hop flavors also citric but tending toward resiny with a hint of blue cheese. Medium bitterness in finish. Malts a little bready, dry, crisp. Amber color, good drinker.
MrBunn (2656) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2011 Bottle. Pours a clear and light copper with a thin head. Aromas remind me of grain silos with a little bit of a light grassy edge. Flavor is pretty thick with malt sweetness... kind of halfway between honey and caramel with a nice grassy finish to it. Maybe a little bit of oranges thrown in as well. Nothing earthshattering here, just a decent pale ale.
Onslow (1358) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Copper-gold brew with two fingers of head. Nice hoppy aroma. Taste is crisp and clean - relatively light malts at the start quickly giving way to complex hops. Finish is clean and bitter with a short lingering afertaste. Hops on par or better than many IPA’s, but definately a Pale Ale in style - light, crisp, refreshing, complex, great character. A worl class pale ale.