bytemesis (8375) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 7, 2013 DrnkMcDermott (3099) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft, at Northwoods. Hoppiness is actually more bitter than they describe, and it almost detracts from an otherwise decent malt balance. I caught an odd note of strawberries, but maybe it’s just me.
Bottle. Pours clear hazel, small beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is caramel, cotton candy, weird sweetness. Flavor is medium sweet, minimal bitterness, odd flavors going on here. How is this a pale ale? pablo951 (671) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Had it on tap at Northwoods Brewery in Eau Claire Wi. Poured a golden amber clear color with light head and a wet basement aroma. Slight hop taste with a bitter aftertaste. ChiGuy68 (599) - Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 Tasted at Northwoods Brewpub. Clear light amber color with minimal head. Light hop & bitterness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone nuplastikk (6256) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2012
I really love the description. 12oz bottle picked up from the brewery. Unfiltered orange-brown. Wow, this is pretty odd. Sort of like a cream ale in a lot or respects. Very cream soda, birch beer.. I’d guess they just threw some birch extract in an otherwise off and gross pale ale and called it day. Off, pungent undercurrents. Unimpressive to say the least. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle from Skyview, thanks! Sticky gelatinous cherry wood with a thin tan topper. Aroma of caramel, grains, citrus and mild floral hops. Taste is strange and has a fake fruity feel to it to go with an off-flavor. A bit gritty and light bitter with a touch of pepper on the finish.
BVery (10501) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at Northwoods in Eau Claire, WI on Nov. 18, 2011. Clear light amber pour, small white ringed head. Almost no aroma. Medium to light palate. Minimal taste as well - just a touch of grain and hop. OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - AUG 26, 2011
I picked up a single fo this while in Wisconsin. It pours a dark amber with almost no head. Nothing much to brag about. I thought it was a little watery with a slight molasses taste to it. I wouldn’t throw it out, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to drink it. crossovert (12909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Pours flat with no head. Not much carbonation. Taste is of coffee. Like drinking bad cold coffee. DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity. SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 9, 2009
I’m baffled why all of these northwoods beers have such low ratings. I thought this was pretty tasty. pours a coca cola brown with a pretty much no head. aroma is coffee, nuts, cherries, wood, and chocolate. Not too bad. flavor is sweet with a little woody tartness. Doesn’t seem like a pale ale at all. more like a brown ale or something. not bad.