crossovert (7215) - Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Just not enough hops, it is a pretty timid-tasting altbier that misses the mark.
TheAlum (5672) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft on tap the brewpub (Madison, WI). Pours a nice darker copper brown hue, a touch of haze but really just dark, a light glow. A frothy tannish head sits atop, dies to a thicker ring and laces ok. Aromas are subtle bread, touches of brown sugar, carmelized malts, touches of dry floral hops, faint spiciness. Initial is lighter bodied offering bread, biscuits, sweetness with a faint brown sugar and vanilla appeal. Sweeter, touches of carmelized malts grow with a light floral hopping, faint dryness into the finish. A clean yet maltier beer, it’s a bit forgettable with a good deal of bread, toast. Light spice, touch of dry florals. Finish is clean, a touch squeeky, with some faint spice and lingering sweet malts mellow on the backend.
nuplastikk (4322) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Vintage. Amber-brown, thin beige head. The hops don’t really work well with this one. They come off soapy, cheap. One dimensional bitterness, no floral aromas. Not a bad beer, just not an impressive Alt. A little homebrewy. Nutty, caramel tones. Bland, lacks expertise.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Vintage Brewpub. Translucent amber with a thin tan head. Aroma is pale with light caramel and faint noble hops. Taste of noble hops, pale malt and a touch of rye. Light bitterness.
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled on draught at the Great Northern Beer Festival in Eagle River, WI. Pours a clear copper colored brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that leaves behind some spotty lacing and a thin ring. Aroma of some pre-skonk hops, caramel and toasted biscuit malt, and a touch of Brett. Taste is medium bodied, with flavors of tart brown ale, some Brett and grassy hops. Finish is slightly tart which reminded me a little of the JT Whitney Brown Ale that turned out to be a decent sour. As an alt, the keg may have been infected.