Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice floral and citrus aroma. Bit of malt and a good bitterness through the finish.
TheAlum (7051) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft on tap at the Clybourn Brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich reddish copper pour, no haze, gorgeous glow overall. Richer reddish copper body with rich winter sunset glow. A frothy tannish head atop dies to a firm film, laces well. Aromas are hoppy, earth and florals meet lemon, touches of grapefruit, citrus rind. Some gentle bready and biscuity malt. A firm fresher hop feel with a firm malt body. Initial is lighter end of the fold in body, a firm bitterness up front shows florals and citrusy lemon, rind. Touches of metal, some grass. Thinner body than expected shows some touches of biscuit and toast in the middle but remains dry, inviting. A drinkable feel with firm bitterness, touch of black olive and pine. Some toasty and toffee elements create that black olive, gentle toastiness, dry firm earthy hop element into the backend and finish. Mellow malts, touches of toasty, earthy hops. Loses me a bit into that backend and finish. Dry and toasty finish, earthy and bitter. Ok beer.
brewmechanic (2) - - DEC 23, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very smooth beer surprisingly lighter tasting than it would seem. Seemed like it could pass as a light session beer.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Clybourn. Pours a fairly bright deep gold with a sticky white head. The nose is straight English. Some apple blossom and herbs, grass, toasty malt. On tasting, moderate bitterness, bigger. Distinctly English with the floral aromatics and pleasant hop character. robust malt backbone, moderate carbonation. Quite clean with a light fruitiness as well. I really enjoyed this overall. Something goose has always done quite well.
burgy (456) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours red/ mahogany in color. It has a mildly bitter backbone and a little rye character. Overall, quite lovely!