BeerFanDan17 (1122) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - SEP 2, 2009
4 oz pour at the Oregon Brewers Festival in July ’09. Very interesting brew here. Clean and smooth, but complex. Macadem (103) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2009
Smells quite floral, and of malt and hops. Tastes very similar, again very floral. Light and refreshing, its a pleasant ale. Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle, with many thanks to bitbucket. Shared with Macadem. Pours reddish amber, crustal clar, with a persistent off-white head, very nice lacing. Nose is gentle, mild hops, clean sweet malt, very fresh smelling, simple, yet appealing. Flavor is nice and round and malty, light spiciness into the finish. A nice pale. robforbes (2280) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2009
pours a clear amber with a small light beige head, and good lacing.
smells of caramel, roasted nuts, a touch of citrus, and malt in the back.
taste is creamy, caramel, a roastiness, nuts, and malt, ends a little dry and a little bitter. DiscoForever (72) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2009
In NZ labeled as just "DBA". Looks cooper brown with the faintest haze. Head drops. Aroma is malty English with pineapple. Tastes nutty - chestnuts? and all malty - "Is this a brown ale?" I wondered. Sweet and sludgy with some crazy Coke-ishness midway and a banana cake fudgy aftertaste. The body lets it down with a gentle fizz (again, Coke) and a clingy sludgy end. I’m underwhelmed, though It’s come a long way to get here. Maybe with some strong tasting food.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2009 1. From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 09/10/2008
(As British Pale Ale)
Fruit aroma. Golden coloured with a pineapple fruit flavour. Crisp and slightly dry malt finish.
2. Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 26/09/2009 (As DBA)
Floral hop aroma. Golden coloured a little rich on the palate and hoppy with a hint of dryness and bitterness in a crisp bready malt finish. Oscbert (1339) - Lincoln, California, USA - AUG 19, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2009 ~Pours a clear amber with off white creamy head.
~Scent of bready malts with light spicy hops and honey.
~Citrus, earthy hops and bready caramel malt flavor.
~Medium feel with carbonation tingles, smooth feel, mild bittersweet finish.
~Good session brew. Enjoyable all around. Well made. Elwood (3347) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2009
Serving: 12 oz. bottle.
Appearance: Amber with a large, frothy, off-white head. Decent head retention.
Aroma: Grassy hops, slight fruitiness, a little cardboard, and honey.
Taste: Caramel, wood, a touch of earth, grass, a little herbal, and a bit of tart astringency.
Palate: Medium, smooth carbonation with a medium, slightly dry mouthfeel. Medium, slightly sour finish.
Overall: A solid ale who’s dryness leaves you wanting for another. Refreshing and sessionable.
Rebuy: Sure. I wouldn’t mind having another one of these. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Bottle pours amber with a frothy off-white head. Nose is primarily malts with notes of caramel, biscuit, almonds and a slight floral hop backing. Flavor is essentially the same with touches of wood. The overall body is relatively light and creamy, and leans on the sweet side. OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Pours a nice clear brown with a long-lasting, foamy off-white head. Smells of nice spicy hops. Very nice crisp tasting ale. Very good with an ice tea tasting finish. Good brew.