Tmoney99 (15211) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2011 brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My choice of the OB brews, this one is maltily delicious, but better is the texture - it has a gentle and satisfying silkiness. It's the only cloudy OB brew and the clouds suggest the texture nicely.
Tap sample. Poured hazy copper color with an average fizzy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted malty and small hop aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Light golden pour and white fluffy head. The lightly roasted caramel malt dominates the flavor and finishes with some equaly light herbal/floral continental hopping. Just OK. Schroppfy (2362) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2003
Caramel, but also a good, and subtle, hop presence in the aroma (flowers, hay, fresh pencil shavings). Flavor follows naturally from the nose - great slightly slippery body, great noble hop action. I shoulda got a growler but my allowance wouldn't cover it. hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2003
OK, a little about this establishment. It feels like a trendy, lower priced seafood place out east atmospherically, but it's unusual dog theme makes it really stand out. Grand Haven is a touristy world and this place draws them, but in a fun rather than kitschy way. So this beer. It also could seem gimmicky, but the quality of the goofing around is superb. It lacks some of the body that saved the lighter brews, but it has a heck of a nice set of flavors and is complex enough to be an experience, offering a bit of spice and some interesting bitters swirling cloudily with its sweets. It finishes with a lemony tang that makes me nostalgic for Boyne River Brown. Sob. Ah, the perils of rating several beers into the game!