Nate (3553) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good malty aroma, sweet with molasses and brown sugar. Roasted grain and bit of toffee. Mild neutral fruity hops. Caramel brown clear with off-white foamy lacing head. Medium watery body with medium carbonation. Starts with mild sweet roasted grains, malty. Light brown sugar. Mild acidity and dry nutty bitterness. Medium hoppiness, light fruity character. Finishes with medium bitterness and a chalky after. Nice solid ale, not big and not watery.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUL 6, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Obviously filtered, near lifeless pour were it not for also obvious force carbonation. Clear copper body with light lacing and a slowly diminishing off-white head. Heavily toasted grains in the aroma, followed closely by light caramel and vegetal notes. The flavor is bland, highly sweet and prickly with scorched malt. Bitterness is mild, acidity mild to medium. The finish is acrid and vegetal, caramel and breadines lingering. Mouthfeel is watery, fizzy and bland.
Nejhleader (1182) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty reasonable brew. not the super quality that other weyerbachers have, but it is decent. tastes very much like an esb, has a bit of an earthy hop presence, good body.
Maverick34 (2041) - New York, USA - JUN 2, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Pours a pale amber/gold, some hops and orangey flavors, but nothing too special to see here. Move along.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Deep orangish red in color with a little white head. Orangey fruity malty aroma. This beer is not great. There is not much to say. It stinks. Very watery flavor. Finish is malty. Ok beer.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 15, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2008 Bottle. Interesting how a beer can look great in one glass and like shit in another. Either way, the head collapses pretty quick. Color is filtered light red/orange. Aroma is strictly tangerine and sticky sweet malts. Tastes like extract home brew. In fact, Ive had much better amber home brews. This beer stinks. I thought it was the re badged ESB but in fact, this is just a little less watery then that. As it warms, it gets a little better and indeed may be ok on cask.
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 8, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a clear, copper with an average-sized, off-white head that quickly diminished. Very English in flavor. Moderately sweet maly aroma. Not much in the way of hop aroma, but the hops are more evident in the flavor. Thi initial flavor was lightly bitter and sweet, while the finish was moderatelty sweet and lightly bitter with a short duration. The flavor was malty sith some hops, but the hops weren’t very pleasant. Better than a Macro-brew, but nothing special. Thin to medium body that was watery with soft carbonation and metallic finish. This was a little like their retired ESB. This was nice session beer that might convince the casual beer drinker that there is more to beer than the Macros, but kind of bland for someone who has tried hundreds of different beers. I didn’t expect too much from this one and got pretty much what I expected.
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 31, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this poured at the 2007 Weyerbacher Open House in addition to a bottle I opened up when I got home. Pours a translucent golden amber with a smaller bubbly off white head that left some lacing. Aroma was very malty, caramel, toffee, some citrus hops buried in there kind of grainy with some toasted malts. Flavor was also malty, sweet yet kind of dry. Some more hops in the flavor a bit on the thin side. A decent session beer for someone who is looking for a bit of flavor and hop bitterness. Not sure something I would spend a lot of time on if I was Weyerbacher though. I guess this is their replacement for the ESB.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sampled on 7/2/06: Pours a clear light bronze golden with a nicely-lacing off-white head. Aroma has a dry, toasty grainy presence. Body starts with a touch of strange chemical off-flavor hoppiness and bland, dry caramel malt. Somewhat drinkable brew, but rather dull and slightly off.
coldbrewky (1411) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was surprised that this brew was so ordinary from Weyerbacher. A decent ale with a good malt body and a groove to the hops. but comparitivly in the expectation category a bit lacking. Go withthe double simcoe