madvike (3172) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub - Pours rosy amber with a small off-white head. Some grassy, light citrus hops on the nose with a decent malt backbone. Lightly spicy. Taste is sweet malt with lots of grassy, spicy hops on the finish, and a faint sharp alcohol note. Slightly resiny, with real harsh carbonation. Decent balance, but I didn’t dig the hop profile. A bit too spicy for me, which might have worked had the malt not been dialed up so much. My least favorite Vintage brew so far.
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper, then whispy head that lasts. Hint of citrus hops and malt aromas. Citrus hops flavors, didn’t get the caramel/malt. Moderate hop bitterness, medium body. The hop flavor overpowers the malt but it’s not a strond hop flavor. Not bad.