TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2013 brownaler (679) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Faint hop aroma mixed with a bit of malt. Flavor is yeasty up front with a complex bitter finish. Sure it’s not a tour-de-force in flavor, but bitter’s aren’t supposed to be.
Bottle. Solid bitter from Highland. Pours bronze with a small fading off white head. Nose is earthy, light metal, soil, English hops. Flavor is similar--earthy and grassy, light bittersweet finish. Like the lower gravity beers Highland is trending towards. Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2012
Originally reviewed: 4/8/09. Pours a very pale yellow with a thin whispy white head on top. This disappears as quickly as it came. Some thin spottly lacing sticks along the glass edge. Nothing special. I was surprised at how pale this was though. I was expecting it to be darker for some reason. Smells grassy and grainy. Smells like a sourdough. Some slight lemon zest in there as well.
Mouthfeel was a little on the thin side, but I didn’t mind it. Flavor was of a tad sour grass mixed with a nice bitter bite. The bitterness is not overpowering in any way, it’s just there enough. Finishes a little citrusy as well.
I enjoyed this drink, and could see myself having a pint or two at a time. BelgianBeerGal (4087) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2011
TN stairwell special! Fairly typical looking pour with a small white head. Fairly malty aroma but a touch of hops too; pleasant. Flavor is actually a little thin overall. Not offensive, just not much there. Okay. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Pours a hazy golden amber/orange color with a thin foamy white head that quickly settles into a thin lasting ring. Minimal spots of lacing left behind.
The aroma is kind of bland with a balance of earthy pine hops and pale, biscuit malt.
Medium bodied with a nice balance of earthy, bitter hops and pale malt notes. Hints of pine and subtle citrus as well as slight earthy, grass notes. Crisp, clean and easy drinking with a slightly dry finish.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
On tap at the Charleston Brewvival on 02/27/2010. Cloudy orange body with a large rocky white head. Pale malt, caramel and fruit aroma. Pale malt and grassy hop flavor. Medium body with moderately low carbonation.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Draft. Small white head atop clear apple juice body, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, bread, some earthy, light grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, earthy/orange, bread, faint grapefruit. Drops off a bit as it warms. Light-medium body, some resin. crajun (1251) - , Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2010
rec’d in trade? I think I got the worse end of that - blah, not really better than macros - move along nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2010
The aroma is like an adjunct laden macro with only a strange yeast separating it from a lager. The appearance is gold with a two finger head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall this is a dud. ddemmingjr (800) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2010
I found this beer to be surprisingly refreshing after tasting it immediately after the pour. A reasonable head,bread, cereal, floral on the nose. a hazy golden ale.I’m a big fan of ESBs and I’d characterize this as a medium bitterness, bitter. enjoyable merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - APR 11, 2010
Bottle pours a slightly hazed, pale golden body with a small white head that leaves just a trace of spotty lace. Aroma is faint, with hints of herbal hops and biscuity malt. Taste is dry and herbal, a bit grassy. Crackery pale malt offers little in the way of sweetness. Drinkable, but not very impressive.