badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 5, 2012 steview (1088) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty basic ale, but nothing wrong with it. Smooth, bittersweet and with a note of caramel and fresh bread. I guess I recommend it as a Red to have? It’s local, so.
On tap. Dark reddish copper brown with a creamy white head. Skunky, wet grain, and roasty aroma. Bright silky palate. It’s brewed with kelp. Ok. So what the fuck does kelp taste like? It’s got a smokey burnt pumpkin sort of taste, which makes this an interesting brew. Notes of caramel, grain, sugar, and more burnt stuff come through on the finish. This one gets points for being interesting and fairly enjoyable. bytemesis (9240) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2012 Tap. Pours clear red amber with a small off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is light grapefruit, pine, and caramel. Flavor is about the same. Initial flavor is quite nice, but it is watery and fades very quickly. Medium sweetness with candy-like notes and light bitterness. Body is light and watery. Rerate on second tasting 12/18/2012 bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Draft. Copper beer with a dark cream head. Light dark malt aroma with light caramel. Ligth dark malt flavor with backing hops. Medium bodied. Light dark malts linger with backing hops. Non-descript beer.