neepsntatties (1114) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Won a bottle of this at the May 2009 Fred Fest. It was a 750 and said "Annual Employee Meeting", dated January ’06 (I think. I don’t have the bottle anymore!). Colour... light amber with a thin head. Nose... some malt and hops but nothing esp. noteworthy. Palate... decent carbonation, mild flavours of malt, toffee and hops and fairly dry, clean finish.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Alt Or Nothing!"
Annual Employee Meeting, January 26, 2006, 750 ml bottle, 4.7% abv
Clear, rich, honeyed amber color, fine, if this, layer of whitish head....
Aroma is malty, grainy, very hoppy, vibrant, raw...yet clean...not to my usual liking, however...
Taste: crisp, clean, light malty feel, bready, but plenty hoppy too...and still missing something in the mouthfeel, something substantial lacks in the body...not bad for a not-bad beer, but I’d want something extra...an easy-to-drink beer, custom made for a all-purpose gathering...not the sort I’d choose for a beer for my own, but a nice brew to share with those of less driscriminatin’ tastes...crisp, hoppy, malty, dry...that’s the order...a clean, lean, stripped-down brew....does taste rather like an alt, but an extra-hoppy version...not that I mind.