Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Consumed May 5, 2013.
This was poured into a pint glass at the brewpub.
The appearance was a decent looking reddish/brown color with a decent looking half fingered white foamy head (bar pour). It did leave some light adequate lacing that slides into the body.
The smell was somewhat cherry-like but also had what came across to me as a graininess to it (it wasn’t wheat I know that). I also think I got some raspberry in it.
The taste was a combination of that cherry to raspberry sort of thing going on.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium with a decent sessionable aspect about it.
Overall, I had a couple of these that day and honestly, it was a pretty good beer and it went well with my reuben I ended up having. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Draft. Small off-white head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, orange/earthy, light spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, rye, spicy, orange, caramel, some earthy. Light-medium body, low carbonation. Dfonorow (2250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2013
I have to agree with Portsmouth, this is different than anything I’ve ever had. Pour is golden yellow with a two-finger-wide white head. The head fades quickly and there is an overwhelming smell of cut grass and bready malts in the glass. Taste is sweet rice syrup, grapefruit, and hay. This beer leans heavily towards the malty side and never quite recovers. A weird combination of a sake mixed with a pale ale - doesn’t quite work. cfrancis (3535) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2012
Pours a golden yellow with a moderate white head. Aroma is sweet yeasty with bready malt. Taste is sweet and bready yeast. A tangy bitter finish with a small rice cloying mouthfeel. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2012
On draft at Portsmouth Brewery. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is rice, some sugar, light fruit, and some earthy hops. Flavor is rice, some sweet cherries that are quickly pushed aside by brusque grassy hops. Interesting blend of rice, cherries, and hops. Light in body and one to think about.
madmitch76 (25291) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
6th August 2009AirForceHops (7675) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Cask at GBBF. 5.2%. Very slightly hazy gold beer. Softish palate. Sweetish hops - grapefruit and pineapple. Finishes soft and semi dry. Refreshing.
Draft at brewpub. Light unclear golden color with a small off-white to white head that left layers of lacing.. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, rice, alcohol. Flavor is moderate sweet with a hint of cherry in the finish. A good brew but nothing to get excited about Goodgrief (2056) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 24, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2011 Had cask version dry hopped with cognac, oak chips, so I’m not sute this is properly the same beer, but still. Goden brown color, nice lacing. Boozy aroma. Flavor was lots of oak and sweet flavor that I can only attribute to cognac (I’ve never actually HAD cognac, so I wouldn’t know). Sweet and grainy, but not overly so. Oak was definitely noticeable. Good brew. RERATE. For Regular version. This was way better than the cask Cognac/Brandy/Oak version. I was actually pretty surprised by this. Beer pour a pale orange color, clear. Really fruity and sweet, but well balanced with an earthy hop kick/bite. Really good. Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Golden pour with a white head. Aroma is earthy hop zing, some bitterness, fresh grain, hay, some light nectar. Flavor is more of the same, some bitterness on the tongue, some fruit, a bit of grain. Fresh and zesty. Decent. thornecb (6020) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Pours a slightly hazed deep gold into a Sam glass. Off-white head with large bubbles recedes leaving spider lacing. Slight pit fruit and hay aromas. Soft with earthy caramel upfront turning slightly harsh in the lasting bitter finish.