joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Pours a golden orange color with a small off white head. A very sweet yet hoppy aroma. The taste is of mandarin oranges with a semi potent hop bitterness at the end. Its medium bodied, and pretty tasty, yet kind of one dimensional. anders37 (26605) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2009
Draft @ The Bistro, Hayward, CA. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty caramel aroma with some floral hoppy hints. Very malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish, slightly fruity hints aswell. rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Poured from tap an amber color with medium-sized frothy head. Aroma is malt and bread with a dash of floral hops. Flavor is sweet malt, bread, and a slightly resiny floral hoppiness that leaves a mild bittering at the end. It was tasty and nice to drink. I would drink it again. AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Interestingly, I got this beer on tap @ the Bistro In Hayward, not Pete’s Brass Rail. The bar keep said this was the end of the keg, and it did seem a bit flat. The color was attractive ruddy brown with a thick cascading head. The nose and flavor were malty sweet, but as I worked my way down the pint glass, I could finally get a good whiff of the beer, which dropped a point as it went a bit vegital. The flavor was decent, and ended with a fruity influence. pinkzambia (1931) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 12, 2008
Tap: I’ve had English Strong ales I have liked way better. The color is a clear red brown color. Aroma is nothing in particular, pretty weak. Initially, it is a real sweet malty flavor with some weird sour notes following it.
omhper (25108) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2008 Draught at the brewpub (7.75%) Reddish amber, minimal head. Light orangey nose. Sweet and malty with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Some dough is evident until resiny hops takes over and gives a long bitterness. Well balanced, but not exciting. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2007
On tap at Barclay’s in Berkeley, CA. Pours a clear deep copper with thin tan head. The aroma is light with faint roasted malts and malt sweetness. Not much else in the nose. The flavor hits with a bolt of semi sweet caramelized malts and mild pine and sweet citrus hops. The flavor is bold, rich and tasty. Solid, not stellar, offering. Ratman197 (14826) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2007
On tap @ E J Phair poured a clear copper with a minimal amber head. Aromas of fruittiness, carmel, bread and a hint of pepper. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, orange and a hint of wood with a smooth dry lightly bitter finish. ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 1, 2006
EJ Phair Shortys Revenge
Draft. Murky, bright and dark copper/ amber color. Ivory colored wisp. Toasted malt/ cereal aroma. Sweet and fruity with notes of peaches and watermelon. Pretty hoppy, more so than I remember it tasting.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - APR 26, 2006
dark brown hue with a tint of red –almost no head, small bubbles – nose of dark berries, cherries, and caddied fruit– Light to medium body – black cherries and a roasted malt taste, bright - aftertaste is long coffee and hops