Elwood (2909) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: On cask at the brewpub.
It pours a light honey brown with a bit of haze and a foamy, white head. It smells sweet like light honey, corn syrup and a touch of butterscotch. The taste is buttery and sweet with a touch of grain, lots of butterscotch, and a solid back bitterness. Medium bodied with low carbonation and a long, bitter finish. An interesting brew but a bit of a butter bomb.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold with a white head. Smells of dry malt, some nice grassy elements. Tastes dry with some grassy hints, hay, floral notes, crisp finish. Great beer!
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This creative Americanized version of a Pilsener is treacherous drinkable with its union of spicy, herbal hops and svelte pils malts in a most crisp mouthfeel.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the blurry pale blond.
-There is no sign of the alcohol in here.
-This is not your typical Imperialized Pilsener, nor is it an IPA. It is a wonderful cross between Pilsener flavors and mouthfeel and IPA intensity.
-The mouthfeel is almost as crisp as if it were a lagerís.
-Citrusy hop edges add complexity and refreshment.
On tap at the brewpub.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by the brewer at the 3rd release of CL Cuvee de Castleton: Pours a hazy golden with consistent off white head. Bright citrusy aroma- nice & dry with a touch of crackery pils base- fairly clean. Has a crisp feel with lots of fruity hop flavors. Soft crisp lemony citruses with an apricot note as well. Very dry and crisp with a solid grassy/piny bitterness in the finish. Firm with rounded edges. A nice IPA.