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 (1452) - 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 (5366) - 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)
hopdog (10472) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Grey Lodge. Poured a medium brownish/deep amberish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of roastiness, chocolate, and some caramel. Tastes of the same roastiness, caramel, and a little earthy. Not bad for a 4% beer for sure.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Malty with some roasted malt a hint of chocolate and some mild sweetness however the malt also carries with it a dank toffee and caramel flavor. Creamy and thin at the same time. Hmm i am stumped i like this i suppose not something i usually say with yards or milds...
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Eulogy Belgian in Philly. Light roast, ligh dark fruit notes, Clear dark amber brown with small white head. Sweet malty with a light roasty astringency. Dry finish with light bitterness. Good mild.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Pours a good clear amber with a deminishing off white head. The lacing could be a touch better. Has a good aroma of caramel, toffee, roast, and some earthiness. Has an okay carbonation. The flavor is hearty. Plenty of sweet malts. Has a light to medium body. Has a good finish with a nice aftertaste. First beer from Yards I have had in a little and good as expected.
eaglefan538 (2982) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 15, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the Half Moon as an "English Ale," probably should have left it at that. The pour was copper-brown-reddish with a fairly weak head. The aroma was caramel, tofee, and brown sugar. The flavor was overly malty brown sugar sweet with some caramel, figs, lacking other fruity elements to smooth it out, maybe a touch of roast even. The mouthfeel was on par for the style, moderate body, slight acidity. Meh.