zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sampled at MBGSF - caramel malt bomb with a hint of sprucey, piney hops. Liked the hop profile, but way underattenuated.
Drake (13504) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on draft at the Michigan Summer Beerfest, 2010, as part of RBSG festivities. Pours a clear coppper color with a medium head. Poor head retention and lacing. Aroma of spruce... fruity and gummy... with some citrus notes. The taste is citrus, spruce and earthy notes. Medium bodied.
flatmatt (1547) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at MBGSF 2010. Pours a hazy amber. Light pine tree aroma. Flavor is a combination of spruce balanced with red fruit, earthiness, citrus. Nicely complex and well balanced.