beergearbox (150) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2018 GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a really solid pale ale, with a slight aroma of vanilla, and a nice hop flavor with just a hint of malt.
Bless, O Lord, this food to our use, and us to Thy service, and make us ever mindful of the needs of others, in Jesus' name, Amen. Bill Becker (2008) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 24, 2017
From May 2007
Compliments of jwc215. Thanks, Joe!
This pours from 12oz bottle a clear bubbly amber with a good head of foam that remains for the entire session and it has good lacing.
The smell is *very* fruity and has some floral notes.
The taste is very fruity up front...mainly pear; then it gets a bit earthy and has some hop spice come into play and finishes on the bitter/dry side. Interesting flavours but they don't work together
all that well for me and I'm having a tough time finishing my glass but...I'll manage. I'm still glad I got to try it. Kleg (448) - The Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Clear amber pour with an off-white head and decent retention. Light lacing. Light hops nose. Taste is non-descript. Pedestrian pale ale. Very light caramel flavor with minimal hops finish. An APA light? Not bad. jsmerig (1721) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Pours a dark almost brown. Reminds me of an English bitter. I like this beer a lot. Malty and hoppy in balanced proportion. Crisp in the fijish mcox90 (2159) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 2, 2017
12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint. Pours dark amber with a 2 finger off white head which recedes to bits and pieces of lace. Biscuit and earth on the nose. Semi sweet caramel malt and biscuits with butter and honey flavor. Medium bodied. Pretty good.
Frank (4259) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2017
This claims to be a paler share of ale and yet it is brown or maybe amber. That’s okay. It’s a rather mild brew but not w/o some charm. There is a bit of caramel and toasty malt character and it’s not all sweet and gross so that’s good. Hops are subdued and kind of earthy or herbal. This is fairly full bodied for a lighter beer with gentle carbonation and just a hint of bitterness to finish. This one kind of grew on me as I drank it. It’s subtle but it works pretty well. Strangebrewer (1373) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2017
bottle. Poured deep auburn with a tan head. Aroma heavy on the malt with a hop note. Medium-light body, crisp carbonation with a cleansing tart mouthfeel. Bready malt flavour, roasty with notes of toffee and peppery spice, bourbon. tfontana (1185) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass. Appearance is lightly hazy amber with minimal sparkle, less-than-finger-width off-white head with poor retention and trace lacing. Aroma is bread dough, caramel. Taste is as aroma. Palate is medium bodied with thick texture, lively carbonation and sweet malty finish. Overall, Fat Angel, rest your soul. puboflyons (3531) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 4, 2016
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with no date listed. RB calls it retired so I wonder how old this bottle is? But it looks nice. The pour is a mahogany amber color with a lingering cream colored head and good clarity. The aroma brings out the anticipated English-style toasted breaded malt characters and caramel sweetness with a clean but grassy hop note. Light body. The taste is a slight letdown compared to the aroma because there is this soapy type character in the flavor along with the sweet malts and mild hop finish. MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle trade with SJ. Not much going on here. Some hop, caramel malt. Thin body. It was ok.