Odyn (266) - New York, USA - NOV 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice color, very ale-ish. Aroma is what you’d expect it to be, with a little bit of malt, but not so much that it is sweet. Well balanced flavor with a little dryness that is also light on hops. Finishes cleanly and is surprisingly refreshing with a little bit citrus like zing on the end.
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was shocked by this beer. This would be something I could buy a case of and drink for a weekend. Pours light brown with a decent tan head... not much in the aroma department, just some hints of malt and mild yeast esters. Flavor has no bitterness, light to medium body, biscuit, toast and caramel are the main flavors. Goes down really easy. Squeaky clean palate. Wish i could get more of this
jport4087 (178) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with a small head. Noted a caramel aroma. Smooth, but slightly oily mouthfeel. I really enjoyed this one...
DavidHawman (24) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark amber with a little head and no lacing. Aroma is faintly of hops and maybe citrus. Taste is mild and finishes with a bit of smokiness. Palate is light. Not one of my favorites.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Smells earthy and lemony. Tastes earthy and lightly citrussy.
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a nice malt sweetness in the aroma. Taste is very drinkable and tasty. Very well balanced. I like this one.
beernbourbon (1510) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 22, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle in Philly airport. Pour is copper color with small white head. Aroma is light hops, faint chemical, and light malt. Flavor is faintly malty, light chemical again with a very crisp and faintly hoppy finish. Well, it certainly is a session beer as the label indicates. Not a hard beer to drink.
EithCubes (5459) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2009 Bottle. 1980’s-era homebrew smell, a little grainy pale malt and faint noblish hop with a little nutty accent. Malt-forward, indeed! Dark chestnut brown, still translucent body with a sudsy tan head. Taste is that of a mild brown / nut brown ale, mild sourness in the back, but otherwise relatively hearty malt on the whole. Light, crisp carbonation, dry nutty aftertaste. Medium body. Englishy hops are in excellent balance. Just a touch of roast in with cream, and there’s enough interesting things here to find reward at the bottom of four or five pints.
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle in a whiskey snifter. The beer pours a deep ruby color, with a small just off-white head. Carbonation is low. Aromas of fruity esters come through in the nose, as does what seems to be a little bit of tea. Also, some toffee character comes through, as well. The palate is fairly light in body, but certainly not insipid. The interplay of the character malts and the moderate to strong esters thrown by the yeast yields a pleasing melange of flavors. Overall, a nice session beer.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice copper color with a creamy light tan head. Aroma of cereal, bread, and caramle is marred by a metallic presense. Malty, bready, nutty flavor with a touch of roastiness and fruit. Minimal hops in this one, as would be expected for the style. Relatively substantial mouthfeel. A solid if unremarkable mild, but a nice session brew that I would definitely have again. A cask version might be interesting. (12 oz. bottle)