NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2007
Tap at Brooklyn Brewery. Strong golden in color with a white lacy head. The aroma is very citrusy with a big hoppyness. There is a big hop character to the flavor with a strong bite. It is a really good example of a strong ale in my opinion. blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Cask at the Brazen Head - Pours an opaque golden yellow color with a fluffy white head. Citrusy characteristics with a nice grassy bitter hop dry finish. Pretty easy to drink but nothing too unique about it. A decent beer for a warmer fall day.
On tap at David Copperfields - Colder I guess. Not much of a difference from the cask. They were both good. The alcohol flavor was less apparent on tap however. nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Tap. I thought they brought me the wrong beer because this just tastes like an overly hopped lager to me. Totally unimpressive. Finish is metallic and hits me in the saddle of my tongue, which is gross. Not a fan, but if they’d have called it a lager I probably would’ve given it better marks. sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2007
Draught at Waterfront, Bklyn. Poured an unimpressive pale gold with a spitty head. Grassy, vegetal, and lightly minty aroma with some appley fruitiness. Wafery malt flavor with a leafy/twiggy underpinning and some buttery notes. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Not overly terrible, but I was hoping for something a lot better from the "Brewmaster Series." jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2007
@ Brazen Head on cask-pours a white head that laces and hazy yellow color. Aroma is wheat, secondary sweet lemon. Taste is wheat, light fruit, secondary sweet lemon, yeast, creamy. On the light side of medium body. Nice.
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2007
Cask at Brazen Head. Very pale golden beer with a thick white head. Soft pilsner malt. A touch of earthy fruity character. Lemony citrus, light spice and a soft earthy bitterness. A touch of lemongrass and lime character. A touch of mint and raisiny fruit on the back. I like it. PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2007
Cask at the Brazen Head: Hazy light yellow pour. Sweet yeast in the aroma with hints of fresh, not sweet banana and green raisins as well. Drier flavor than the aroma suggests, yet it lacks character. Upfront has some bitter green raisins, and has some grassy bitterness. Not much depth at all, and when I first had this I would’ve never guessed it was an English Strong... golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - NOV 5, 2007
Cask at the Brazen Head. Aroma of oranges / tropical fruit, some green raisins and some grassy bitterness. The flavor has more of the dark fruit and raisins, with some earthy malt, and both grassy bitterness and dark fruit in the aftertaste. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2007
Cask @ Brazen Head. Poured a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma was straight out lemons with flowers and some alcohol. Also included was some sweaty, earthy and tangerine notes. The flavor was odd. Grainy and lemony with some floral hops. Dry bitter finish with a light to medium body. I went back and forth with the flavor score and I’ll go with the 6 versus the original 5.