kramer (5347) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pours a slightly hazy reddish amber with a minimal wispy white head. The nose is lightly grainy and toasty malts that are a little husky. Minimal to no hops. The flavor is a little too thin and husky with just the lightest hint of bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, kinda husky and rough with fizzy carbonation. Pretty meh overall, it could be worse, but I wouldn’t order a second.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at the brewpub on 10/20/10. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a medium tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee and earthy hops. The taste is caramel, toffee, nutty notes and an earthy hop finish. Medium bodied. Nice beer.
radagast83 (5417) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Poured a slightly hazy red with a off-white head. Aroma was toasted malts, touch of citrus. Caramel notes, earthy hops, citrus rounds out the flavor. Decent, but not my favorite from them.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler courtesy of MaltDawg on 02/10/2010. Slightly hazy amber body with a medium frothy off-white head. Sweet nutty and toffee aroma on a light caramel background. Sweet nutty flavor with a bit of caramel. Medium body with moderately low carbonation.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Sample Date: 2/9/2010 Source:Other) Growler. Spicy hop nose with a bit of caramel. Mostly clear medium amber golden with a respectable fluffy white head. Caramel and some nuttiness in the flavor with a spicy hop flavor. Dry moderately bitter finish. Very solid red ale.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft from the cask. Pours a deep, hazy amber with a small, creamy, light tan head. Nose is malty with light roasted notes, a hint of sour milk, and a light hop note. Tastes of light caramel, lactose, a hint of butter, and a balancing hop bitterness. There is a taste in there I can’t quite place too. Low carbonation with a medium-light, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Medium-short finish with some lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue. Leaves great lacing. Middle of the road for a red ale.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, Vintage 50. Pours a hazy, medium amber color; off-white head with patchy lacing. Some caramel and sticky dried red fruit in the aroma; tea-like malts behind. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: more sugar and dried fruits than I’d expect from a red ale; toasty, tea-like malts and red fruit, with some stickiness and little hop presence; toasty malts and dried fruits on the finish; some dough and dust.
3fourths (8496) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at the brewpub. Muddy dark red and brown colored body. Semi-sweet cherry flavored malt body, with some sweet caramel and sticky resinous raisin and cedar wood. Medium to slightly above average hop presence, more nutty and cedar-like hop flavors with low to medium bitterness. Mediocre recipe but well made.
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a Vintage 50 growler (I ordered the Oatmeal Stout growler and got this). Pours an attractive, unfiltered cloudy red with an off-white head. Very subtle nose of toasty malts and a whiff of citrusy hops. Pretty straight-forward flavor of caramel/toffee, some woodiness, earthy hops and to make things a little interesting, some PacNW citrusy grapefruit hop character - which kept this from getting super boring. Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation. Solid drinkin’ beer.
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap-pours a light tan head and copper color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel, musty. Taste is medium malt-caramel/coffee, musty, smoky, secondary hops bite. OK carbonation.