madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden amber with a thin white head. Aroma is fruity, maybe some orange coming through and some spices. Taste is well balanced between the malt and hops, seems to be a little malty for me, again I get an orange Kool Aid taste. Little bitterness, medium body. Went well with pizza. basspro76 (426) - New York, USA - MAR 24, 2010
First sip was very dry with not much flavor to it. As I continued on though a wealth of flavors came out. Has a definite light sweetness, good malty flavor, light bitterness and and almost nutty flavor. Great beer, could drink about nine of these in a sitting. Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Not quite as hoppy as I would have liked, but still not bad. Amber coloring, with a funny off-white head. Malty aroma, with some citrus mixed in. Flavor is fairly mellow, with a pretty substantial mouthfeel. Run of the mill, but not in a bad way. novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Pleasant but forgettable bitter style ale. I prefer my bitters to taste a bit less like every other ale this brewery puts out, and have a load more flavor. That being said, this is a great beer to introduce relatives or friends to real craft beer with. Mild and safe enough to please the masses, but ultimately, drinkable. stoutchap (423) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2005
OK, well, not bad. Poured a little more red than I thought it would - kind of a clear red-gold, with a foamy 2 finger domed head. The nose is faintly urine and a little honey, like my impression of a lot of goose island beers. Itís not totally offensive, just a little off. Starts honey, a midriff of pine-resin, and finishes with some lightly bitter hops. Not offensive, a little intriguing. But pine resin? I should probably try it again just to be sure.
foyle (421) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Appearance-- pours a cream colored 1/2" head that recedes slowly leaving decent lacing. Color is amber/copper and mostly clear with abundant carbonation bubbles streaming.
Aroma-- very malty -- smells of slight cinnamon and a moist dough, such as a warm muffin from the oven, a peppery hop spice is also evident.
Mouthfeel-- mostly light, watery, and refreshing. Has a somewhat lager like mouthfeel with a dry finish, although there is some of the fluffiness which should be present in the English Bitter style.
Flavor-- well balanced, hops are in the background and subservient to the malt. Flavors include a peppery and earthy hop spice, a rich bready malt (again like a fresh warm muffin, or a fresh whole wheat bread). There is some caramel and just a hint of cinnamon. This beer is not overly sweet and the aftertaste has a lingering citrus rind bitterness. skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Pours an amber / orange with a slight off white head. Aroma is nice floral hops with some fruitiness and some sweet malt. Mouth feel is medium, malts are sweet and hops are slightly bitter. I did not get the Pale ale experience on this one but all and all a good drinking beer. bernatbeer (420) - barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 28, 2011
color cobrizo,maltas tostadas en muy poca cantidad equilibran esta cerveza con toques de fruta y lķpulo.bebida en goose island. badwhale (420) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle to sampler cup. Poured a darker yellow with medium head. This supposedly had more IBUs than the "mild winter" but I couldnít tell. Seemed more mellow to me. It was alright, but another "meh" MarkBarnes (418) - Waterville, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2007
Jan. 23, 2007; 12 oz. bottle. This was the only serviceable beer I could find at Chicagoís OíHare Intíl whle passing through there recently, and I was somewhat surprised to see it turn up on a shelf here in Upstate NY today. Amber color, nice balance with a tasty, candyish malt profile and some slightly spicy & fruity hops. The brewers were really on to something here, but stumbled a bit with the lightness & watery finish.