Reynolds314 (1877) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very light crisp beer with herbal hops and a light caramel sweetness. A bit thin and watery without enough of the roasted malts to provide much character. Overall its pretty good but lacking.
Ernesto987 (3009) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery, smokey, thin and watery, clean and simple however, this is decent
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours dark amber to almost a dark iced tea color with a 1.5 finger light brown to dirty butter crown that shows some retention and lace.
Smell: Cinnamon, caramel malt, dark fruits
Taste: A nice mixture of fruity malt esters, some cinnamon and a nutmeg type spice note.
Mouithfeel: Crisp but way too thin for me.
Drinkabilty: Quite sessionable.
Nothing I’d seek out again but a nice Autumn session beer. I want to drink this on the front porch while watching leaves fall of trees and blow in the breeze!
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 11-01-2009
SanfordBrewer (1369) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(tap at Main Street Cafe / Willibrew in Willimantic CT, 5.3%)
a little bit of roasty-malt and a "hint" of hops. a watery, unremarkable amber ale.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old cleaned up notes: Pours amber with a thin off white head. Smells of caramel, citrus. Tastes earthy and peppery with a light citrussy splash on the finish.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Any first impressions?
-A veil of foam protects the beige-gold haze.
-Citrusy, herbal, spicy hops artfully seduce the nostrils, as milk drops link them all.
-Wheat-like citrus fruitiness accompanies the sandy, wooden hoppiness.
-The smooth carbonation and athletic maltiness proffer engaging drinkability.
What if you dig deeper?
-Pale ale qualities, and intelligent personalities get along very well.
-Hay and straw are developed by the cereal maltiness.
-The hop signature fits the grain bill perfectly.
-This cannot be the same beer Cottrell rated below, but it was called the same at the brewpub, so it will stand here until further notice.
On tap at the brewpub.
Cottrell (72) - Connecticut, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thank you Willibrew, for putting these beers on cask. Really just incredible once on cask. This one came dark amber in color, with little head, and almost no carbonation (as is expected from cask samples). Aroma is sweet and fruity (green apples), with a bit of a tart aroma as well. Hop aroma is a bit subdued, but provides a nice citrus aroma. Flavor starts of fruity and sweet. Gets a bit tart, and more fruit, then ends with a nice hop bite, and citrussy flavor. On cask, this is quite a treat. I love Willibrew!