alexsdad06 (11245) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2014 shigadeyo (3835) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
9/27/2013: Listermann Colonel Plug... Deep bronze color with a thick beige head. Aroma reminds me of apple cider and vinegar, but in a really appealling way. The flavor is much the same with the added complexity of the wood aging coming through. This beer is both sweet and sour and has a nice combination of cooked pear and apple cider vinegar; the sour twang is just right and really brings the flavors together nicely. The flavors are bold and this beer seems like it would be a bit too heavy, but it’s not; the body is medium to medium-full and carbonated enough to keep it lively on the tongue and really bring out the flavors. I am unsure of the alcohol content, but some alcohol does show from time to time. Overall, I was very pleased with this beer and am looking forward to the other beers in this new pirate series. Draught at Listermann Brewing Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rating #3 for this beer.
Draft sample at Listermann in October 2013 from notes. Pours a hazy dark golden/amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sour mash, apple vinegar, some lemon-lime character from the barrel, wood, some sweetness, a hint of alcohol even though this is not that big of a beer, interesting. Tmoney99 (15140) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Tap. Poured a clear golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour grain, soft alcohol and wood aroma. Medium body with a tingly texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet & sour flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate duration. This is a solid beer for style. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Taster on tap at Listermann’s, served in a plastic cup. I’m told the tap version is aged in gin rum barrels. The bottles are aged in bourbon barrels. Darker amber color. Thin off-white head. Leaves decent lace. Nice moderate to stronger sour taste. Light sweet. Bigger body, light, kind of crisp carbonation, with a dry finish. Interesting spicy barrel character, some lime-citrus. Little alcohol heat in the finish. Nice barrel-aged sour. Interesting snappy taste to it. b3shine (9281) - Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Draft to pint at Listermann. Looks good; a fairly transparent amberish deep orange with thin off-white head and lively carbonation. Smells and tastes solid; mildly sour, oaky, and malty with a slightly tart and lively mouthfeel. An interesting and enjoyable beer.