philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Portland Brewing Company, Inc.--Portland Pale Ale--Genuine Oast Ale 1999 12 oz. Bottle. 4.50% ABV. (3.25 / 5.0) Clear light bright golden color. Sweet aromatic floral hop front. Thin body still balances hops with sweet caramel malt flavor. Finish is very clean with a hop spiciness missing its bitter side. Sampled 6/2/1999.
Portland Brewing Company, Inc.--Portland Pale Ale--Genuine Oast Ale 1999-B 12 oz. Bottle. 4.50% ABV. (3.0 / 5.0 ) Clear bright golden color. Good head. Light sweet floral hop front. Crisp lightly sweet body with light caramel malt character. Clean sweet dry finish with minimal hop spice flavor. Nice smooth easy light. 7/12/1999.
Portland Brewing Company, Inc.--Kornhauser’s Oast Ale--2000 12 oz. Bottle. 4.50% ABV. (3.25 / 5.0) Pale Ale--Clear light bright golden color. Strong floral hop front from distilled hops. Light mild body is slightly sweet but thin. Finishes clean with light citrus flavor. Hoppy but missing malt hop end balance. Sampled 6/14/2000.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared by Frankenstein, as I see the previous ratings, I think this one is past its prime, as the last rating was in ’04! The nose and flavor were the same, which was malt and a touch of cognac. I’ve seen this in a few beers that were older in vintage. It’s hop presence completely disappears and the malt turns sweet and alcoholic. If you have a bottle kickin’ around of this, save it for display, don’t bother drinking it.
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Again, another beer that I missed adding 2 years ago. Light golden color, medium head. Medium hopped, slightly malty ale. As an oast ale, the brew masters add an amount of distilled hop oil to the beer. Similar to, but not exactly like Portland Pale Oast Ale. A mild ale, with a aromatic hop aroma. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is very hoppy, yet not bitter.
Reid (2474) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ok saw this beer last spring..weird name..than I saw it today at the cheap canned food warehouse place..$2.99 a six..so here goes.
Pretty average looking extra pale ale type beerdark yellow/gold..not much head..leaves a ring.
certainlly smell the aromatic hops that this is brewd wioth..ok.
taste is mostly bitter hops a small malt profile at the start..a fairly nice hop bite.
Too watery in the mouth for my tastes but its not bad feeling.
This is drinkable for the money I paid but if it were sale at regular MacT prices..not worth it.