Bacchus66 (864) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2017
Draft at the (NC) source. Clear dark gold with a finger of white head. Bready malt nose. Flavors also light bread, biscuity malt with balancing hop notes for a drying, mildly bitter finish (notes). jackl (8284) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2016
Gravity pour @ GBBF 2014. Amber pour with a delicate bubbly white head. Nose has some pine and PNW hop character. Moderate caramel and honeycomb. Flavor is balanced. Earthy pine cone and mellow peppery hoppiness. Caramel and cake batter. Medium body, a touch dull on the palate. Still, a decent, assertive bitter. Martinus (4692) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2015
Warm golden colour, white head. Malty aroma, vegetable, root vegetable, carrot, caramel. Malty flavour, straw, butter and malts. Finish butter, malts, straw and light toast.Garbageman (487) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2015
(from draught -cask- @ GBBF ’14, London)
From tap of brewery at NC. Pours a clear copper color with no head. Aroma was earthy and malty. Taste was bitter and a little sweet with the malts. Not heavy but not complex. Just a bitter ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Suttree (6479) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2015
On tap at the Mills River, NC brewery. Orange, slightly cloudy, with a very small head. Smells bready, toasty, with some earthy and peppery notes. Taste is dark toast, Some weedy, peppery flavors, and a dry, woody finish.
BuckeyeBoy (8280) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2015
On tap at bier thirty. Pours out a clear crisp copper topped with white head. Nose is citrus hops wood earth tones and some herbal notes. Taste is more of the wood earthy tones and a little bitterness on the end. slowrunner77 (12569) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"eh. not bad, but definitely not a standout at Sierra Nevada or for a bitter (gimme Goose Island, Alesmith, Deschutes, or Boonville there). bitter, yes. but the malts were boring and the body thin. maybe a little harsh, but it was at the back end of their beers."
rlgk (18852) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear golden beer with a small white head. Hoppy floral aroma, grass, earthy notes. Hoppy earthy flavor, hay, grass, florl, citrus, some grapes. cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2014
On tap @ Tap and Handle Foco during another massive Sierra Nevada tap takeover. Pours a clear, golden appearance with a white head. Cracker and lightly toasted grain in the aroma. Some herbal / grassy notes as well. Nice mouth feel. A bit floral. Pretty dry with an herbal hoppy flavor. Clean and simple. Good. madmitch76 (25230) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2014 12th August 2014
GBBF Day 1. Cask. Hazy gold beer, good bubbly pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry and crisp. Fine carbonation. Good condition. Light floralness and light but spicy citrus. Underneath are light malts with a touch of toffee. Light dry crisp finish. Interesting! This is kina how I imagined a US Cask bitter would taste like. Good stuff.