dosbeerigos (24) - Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Holy sweetness! This beer was meant to be a Red Ale, or at least that’s how it was explained to me. But a ton of sweet dark fruit comes all over the beer. It honestly was a surprise that I welcomed. The body was a solid medium build with just the right amount of carbonation. I am pleasantly surprised with the odd things that this new brewery is doing with their beers. VERY SOLID BEER! I think I may have to carjack someone, so they can brew it again! (just kidding)
darkguardian (730) - Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at the Buddha. This one may be an amber but the tea used in the brewing process has turned into into a decidely reddish amber. Nose has a strong berry aroma with something that might be bananna ? Hard to identify. Some definite hop citrus is peaking through as well. Flavor wise it hits you hard up front with a berry fruitiness with interesting floral undertones. Before it gets to sweet the bitter hops come charging in and even this one out. Malt seems to have been somewhat overwhelmed here but its definitely not watery, it just has no strong malt palate. Finishes bitter with lingering cherry pit and raisin flavors. Neat beer and a great start to a new Florida brewery!