j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Willimantic on the way home from a weekend in Boston for EBF. Pours a clear amber gold with a thin white head. Soft grain and toast. Grainy, lightly sweet with touches of apples and fruit. Toast and grain. Lightly crisp bitterness.
Elwood (3223) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: Draft at the brewpub
It pours a nice gold color with a small foamy white head. The nose is light and I don’t get much from it. The taste has slight cereal notes and a bit of of leafy hops. The body is light with average carbonation and a short to medium, dry finish. It’s not as good as their cream ale.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the Brewpub. Pours a golden body with a thin white head. Bread y dry with some light earth toned hops, a light roll with some mild grain and hay tones. Sweet and simple, and okay.
boto (1854) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Brewpub: This one poured a clear golden color. It had a small white head on it, that left minimal lacing. The aroma was a bit mild. Some malts and grassiness. The taste is along the same lines. Some malts and a pinch of hops. Slightly sweet taste. Clean and easy to drink. A decent brew.
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light and headless, pale gold.
Sweet but quite meek.
Big lemony cereals. Sweet little hops and an element of dustyness. A long toasted finish.
Slight tongue dryness with sweet citric topnotes. Refreshing and smooth.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewpub. Golden in color with a small lasting off white head. Aroma of pale malts/grain, lightly toasty, with some light earthy and floral hops. Taste is much more flavorful than the average brewpub American golden- fresh pale malts, some lightly biscuity and toasty specialty malts, some floral hop character, dry with a crisp moderate hop bitterness for the style. Nicely done.
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft a deep golden with a small white head. Aroma is malt and a light floral hops. Flavor is sweet malt with a slight hop bitterness in the finish.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Willi. A sorely underrated beer (though I do remember liking it less the first time I had it; batch variation?). Pours a clear, light bronze color; thin white head with excellent, fine-bubbled lacing, glistening. Basic dry toastiness and a touch of sweet cereal in the aroma. The mouthfeel on this is actually quite nice: medium feel; some sweet malts and bubble gum / toasty sugar upfront, with some lively mineral / citrus bitterness present as well; crisp, dry, and very toasty; remarkably drinkable and surprisingly tasty, generous stuff. Lengthy finish: dry toasted grains, some husks, and just a very satisfying, lasting toastiness / cereal note at the far end.
kevd193213 (874) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fresh growler. DIrty golden yellow pour with a medium fizzy white head. Aroma of floral hops and honey. Taste of malt with sharp, crisp hops. Slightly peppery finish. Great session (gulp on the growler).
joebudzjoe (667) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not that this is a bad beer, but WBC’s flagship brew does not stand out from the brewery’s other excellent beers.