SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- Body is a translucent amber with some faint ruby red hues coming through. Pours with a 1-2 finger white creamy head that quickly subsides to an eggshell and retains well from there. No lacing left behind in the glass. Has a uniform faint cloudiness to the body.
S- Nose is very faint but definitely indicative of a Red Ale. Some faint citrus and earthy hop presence can be picked up along with a nice malt backbone.
T- Taste is similar to the nose. The highlight of the flavor is very mild-citrus hops and a touch of grassy hops that have a mild pale malt backbone to balance it out. A hint of citus rind bitterness adds to the finish with what was already going on. What lingers is a faint hint of grapefruit and orange.
P- Medium to high carbonation and a light to medium weight body. The carbonation is not particularly assertive but is probably the most noticeable feature of the beer-giving this ale a sessionable lager-like consistency.
O- This is a very mild, but pleasant red ale. There is a nice highlight of mild citrus that you donít find in most reds. Not the best of the style-but its definitely drinkable, enjoyable and a good example. Wouldnít hesitate to have this again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-31-2009 03:03:56
SudsMcDuff (5375) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
why is this beer being ripped apart, its cheap and one of the better cans out there, well at least for me....good lookin can...tasty on the gun...is refreshing and highly drinkable...i can see this becoming a cheap fall back beer...some people...
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at GBBF 08. Coppery amber with a hoppy aroma. Malty flavour but a bit quick on the palate.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber with medium beige head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel and hoppy notes. Sweet flavor with citric, caramel and hoppy notes. Bitter finish.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a can so we know that its not light struck; pours a golden amber with a light white head. Very clear beer. the aroma is a nutty malt, somewhat sweet and with a bit of crystal and chocolate malt. The flavor is very full of nutty malt character. Itís toasty and sweet and also contains a little bit of an apple flavor at the back of the mouth. Clean and smooth malt flavors. It finishes calm and with sweet malt flavors.
cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home from my GBBF haul ... nice clear copper ... little smoked woody malt ... sweet malts very ligth spice...decent if mediocre.
hotstuff (3579) - Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated this at the Flat Top Grill in Fort Wayne, In. It was available on draft and in cans.
Draft: Served way too cold. Small ivory head with excellent lacing, very, very little carbonation, transparent, and a reddish brown hue. Malty, caramel and sweet aroma. Flavor was malty, caramel and a burnt, smokey taste. Tingly mouthfeel. Medium bodied beer.
Can: Not as cold as the draft version. Large ivory head with sparse lacing, very, very little carbonation, transparent, and a reddish brown hue. Aroma was malty, caramel, sweet, dusty, and musty. Sweet, malty, caramel, and smoother tasting than the draft version. Smooth mouthfeel. Medium bodied beer.
This is a new small brewery in my hometown and at the time of this rating, this is the only beer of the four that they have brewed that is available to the public and I was impressed with this one and I am eagerly looking forward to the other three becoming available so I can rate them as well. Hopefully, they will receive a favorable rating as their first one has by me.
thedm (4857) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This draft brew from the Flat Top Grill in Fort Wayne, IN, 46819 formed a large sized head of foamy mostly diminishing off-white colored bubbles that left behind a slightly carbonated transparent red colored body and a good lacing. The canned version formed larger sized bubbles and was more carbonated than the draft version. The aroma was nice with Irish red malty notes. The mouth feel of the canned version was initially smooth and almost flat with a tingly finish and a red malt aftertaste. The draft version had more initial tingle and was served colder than the can. The flavor contained notes of slightly burnt red malty notes. Over all the brew was smooth and very drinkable. We eagerly look forward to some excellent brews coming out in the near future from this new Fort Wayne brewery. Welcome back to Fort Wayne Matt!
hayduke (3081) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served at Biaggi’s in Fort Wayne, this poured a clear amber with small white head and and light lacing. Noise of caramel malts and some floral hops. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is sweet malts, light floral and grassy hops, and some aromas of wood or nuts. Sweet finish. Would make a great session beer.
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned and quite a coll can at that! Pours a amber reddish hue with a small but lasting head and some lace. The aroma has notes of caramel and toffee, aromatic and grassy hops, a bit of honeycomb, and a hint of dusty esters. The taste starts with some malt sweetness with a followup of light bitters and fleshy fruit. The feel is fizzy and smooth. A good brew and better than 99% of the stuff available in canned form. Looking forward to seeing what other offerings are released.