NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Vintage. Pours a deep reddish copper with a sticky head. Nose is soft English hops and caramel malt. Slight vegetal note as well. On taste, the vegetal notes distract from the pleasing balanced malt bill. Some toffee and fresh Goldings build a solid profile, but the vegetal notes are just too distracting. Meh.
madvike (3200) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub - Pours deep amber with a nice off-white creamy head. Doughy and bready malt on the nose, with light spicy hops, light fruitiness, and a touch of lemon. Taste is light malt with faint sweetness and perfumy, floral hops on the finish. Pretty harsh carbonation when cold that never really stops attacking the mouth. Distracts a lot from the experience. This is decent, but I would have liked more malt presence, especially the caramel/toffee/biscuit notes from the description.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Vintage. This is a very solid beer. Lots of grassy citrus hops. Bready and malty. Overall, great!
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Vintage. Liitle head with very nice lacing. Clear, dark golden coloring. Smells like a dill pickle and pepper. Reminds me of a bloody mary in beer form. Tastes just like it smells. Very interesting!!
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thirsty Troll Brew Fest. Pour is amber with an off-white head. Aroma shows toffee covered biscuits as well as some nice floral hops. Flavor shows the same with an underlying grassy/herbal quality that’s not overbearing, but definately present. Overall body is light to moderate, crisp, and finishes with light bitterness.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample size at the brewpub. This is another that just isn’t my style. good enough, but I will always take something else.
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2012 Clear gold with thin head. Light sweet malt aroma, my nose is stuffy though. Moderate malt flavor with good hop flavor, resin . Medium body, moderate bitterness. I’m not a ESB fan, so discount my rating. This is drinkable though.