sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Tasted 9/25/07. 12oz bottle. Filtered with an amber hue. Finger width of bone white head. Caramel aromas. Tight smooth and toasty. Moderate and medium bodied. Easy and slight. Mild bitterness. Sticky with a nice balance. Blended. Great hop palate, both in the aromas and the flavor. This is a fun drink. I’ll have this again. cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Burnt copper color with a large thick head and lots of good lacing. Aroma is smoky with roasted malt. It’s faint initially, but slowly grows as the beer sits, a nice dose of fresh hops is there as well. Medium body, satisfying and fresh. Bitter, tasty, and drinks with ease. Flavor is similar to their Honkers Ale, but there’s a nice deep smoky, peaty malt taste. Roasted, nutty malt, it’s crisp with a grand hop bitterness. Nice Autumn beer, very good. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2007
Bottled (thanks drewbeerme). Amber colour, mediumsized white head. ARoma is hops, grass, malts and some flowery bitterness. Flavour is quite the same with big grassyness and also some earthyness in the finish. SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Love the bottle design - ahh, if it wasn’t 95 degrees still in southern Indiana, I might be excited that fall was actually here. Anyways, pours an autumn amber with a thin head on top. Very fresh cascade citrus hits my nose, along with a subtle back of caramel malt. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. The body is filled with grass, pine, resin, fresh orange and a mild rind bitterness. Nice and drinkable, this is really refreshing. buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Pours medium amber with a nice sized head. Aroma is pretty big hops, fruity pebbles, grapefruit. Flavor is a tad soapy. Also piney hops, malts. Body is sort of thin and the finish is quite dry and bitter.
truebluehes (211) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Bottle. Dark reddish amber with tan head. Subtle sweet malt aroma with a hint of caramel. Flavor is quite bitter with a dose of hops. Grassy aroma and taste.... nice bitter ale
drfabulous (8831) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Nice ESB that tastes a little like Goose’s pale ale with some extra cascades. Not an exciting beer, but also worth drinking as the weather cools. TBone (18568) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2007
Bottledmikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Amber color, small creamy head, some lace. Cut grass nose - quite intensive. Pale malty, a bit sweetish start and late bready hoppyness, cut grassy notes. Long hoppy aftertaste. Balanced but simple.
Tasted kind of like a pale ale to me.I wouldn’t say it is bitter exacly in flavor but it just has that bitter mouthfeel once swallowed that turns me off to pale ales in general. It had some oktoberfest type spice, but not enough to please me. I didn’t pour it out but woiuldn’t drink another. illinismitty (2377) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Bottle from Friar Tuck in Savoy, IL. Pours a nice deep amber with a thick beige head. Aroma of sugary malts. Medium bodied. Initial flavor of caramelized malt and wet grains that transitions to a moderate grapefruit bitterness mid-palate. Finish is semi-dry, with some grapefruit rind and toasted malts that linger. Very well done