FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2012 chris21274 (11) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked this up after a tasting at Consumers. It tasted better at the store, maybe because it was at room temperature.
A - The one I had was cold. The beer poured with a single finger head that was true to style for an EPA. It was a clear, nice amber color.
S - Aroma was extremely bready with some grainy/grasslike characteristics. Low, to almost no hop aroma. Hints of apricot along with peaches.
T - was the same along with some caramel malt sweetness. Definitely malty, almost too much - borderline cloying. Slight bitterness detected from the hops.
M - decent and to style - middle of the road on the palate. Not too thin, but not stout-like chunky either. I would prefer it a bit more dry.
D - I think it’s a pretty tasty beer, but tough to have a few in a row because of the sweet/malt taste that overcomes pretty much everything else.
My wife brought this one back from a trip to Rochester. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy orange-brown color with a medium sized foamy orange-tan head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sweet caramel, pine, resin, lemon and toffee. The flavor was bitter and tart with a strong Sweettart candy presence and notes of chalk and perfume. The finish was medium length dry chalk and Sweettart candies. Medium body. Eh. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2011
bottle... ugly ass beer, dirty gold/brown, watery ugly bubbles... skunky wet grains attack my nose, some lovely wet dog as well... omg, tastes horrendous, skunk, piss water, stale... one of the worst beers going ganache (5905) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Bottle. Nutty, heavily toasty malt, light honey and bitter nobles, some dark char. But not exactly inviting. Pretty, hazy light chestnut body with a large rocky yellow-beige head. Medium-full body, sour tang, just really heavy. Charcoal and gritty caramel, dry and light-medium bitter, nuts and toast as well. Couldn’t finish. williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Hazy auburn color, almost a dark orange. Not much head but that may be due to the aging in the growler.
Very pleasant and sweet smell. Smells like a lightly malty English Pale. Not much to distinguish it, but nice.
Burnt malty flavor. Has the nutty, toasted quality of a brown, but not as dark or thick. Sweet aftertaste.
Light-bodied, with almost no thickness whatsoever. It’s watery, but I suppose that’s appropriate.
Very light and easy to drink. It’s a standard ale. Nothing to set it apart from any other ale, but solid and pleasant enough.
Tessic (1153) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2009
This Pale Ale poured a cloudy dark orange colour with next to no head, even after a vigorous pour.Scents include pasta, cheese, bread and malt. First taste was sour with flavours of muck. I think this one is off. Finish is bitter and unappealing. A drain pourer... Radek Kliber (7363) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 20, 2009
Bottle 355 ml beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Appearance: hazed amber with touch of copper , mid dense creamy top. 3+
Nose: soft creamy milky feel with hint of brown malt and chocolate
Flavor/Palate : mid bodied with thin watery sides. Mineral feel with creamy fill ins , slight woody sour top. Fells so empty like a there is shell of a beer. Where is inside? Unpleasant tart woody brown malted ending.
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear amber with a moderate-large off-white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left light lace. There is barely any aroma at all except for perhaps a trace of English malt. The flavor is pretzels (minus the salt) with a moderate dose of white grapefruit pith astringency towards the finish. I can’t say that I was particularly fond of this beer, but it was not horrid either. Braudog (6716) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Thanks to my wonderful wife for carting this back from NY for me to enjoy on a brief viisit home! It poured dark bronze wiht a thin top. It gave a thick aroma of Goldings/earthy hops. There was a metallic hoppiness in this, very British beer but it was light in body like an American cousin. Definitely quaffable and leaves a nice little sting to the palate. (#3465, 11/2008) ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Appearance: Pours a dark amber body with a thin, white ring of bubbles.
Smell: Torched, dry biscuits, a touch of caramel and a lingering, worrisome tart fruit character.
Taste: Gah! There’s a hit of tart-tasting fruit right off the bat. Some abused biscuity malts, a light hop bitterness, then all you’re left with is tart tart tart.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Pretty poor beer. Not just brewcrafters, they’re Custom Boocrafter. Booooo!