nickd717 (4645) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 8, 2009
On tap at Del Cerro Liquors in San Diego. Pours a clear medium brown with a fading beige head. Aroma is caramel and bready malt, orange peel, and floral hops. Flavor is caramel, toffee, orange peel, and citrus/floral hops, some leafy notes. Body is medium light and the finish is bitter. Decent overall but didn’t live up to the hype. Will need to try Life & Limb. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Draft @ TAPS Petaluma. Pours a deep, clear cola-brown color; huge, textured light-tan head with excellent retention and lacing that coats the glass. Basic tea and light biscuity malts in the aroma; very light, bland. Medium mouthfeel: wet barley, tea, and very light brown sugar / tannic black tea notes upfront; a light, vaguely juicy perimeter of citrus and mienral bitterness; not bad, but the tea-like core is very bland: cardboard and water; it tastes, indeed, like second runnings (or a decently hopped mild). This looks and feels pleasant, like most SN beers, but the core just isn’t quite developed enough. Medium finish: wet grains, basic toastiness. carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2009
on tap at brouwer’s. wanted life and limb more, but they tapped out. dark color, slightly tea flavor, watery, generic. SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2010
On tap at Pap. Light brown color with a small fizzy head. Light sweet malt with a bit of earthy hop. Just okay. jmm635 (1004) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Interesting pour. Clear, dark brown in color but a bright-white head. Roasty aroma complemented by citrus hops. Notes of barley, hay, and leather. Tastes like... straw. Dry palate.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Draft @ The Front Door, Boise: Pours a light amber color with a light head. The nose is light and toasty with some light hops and some fragrant malt. Not quite as full and fresh as its predecessor but it’s an easy drinking beer. Partigyle is a bit dated, but it’s fun to taste the outcome on certain styles such as this. Unfortunately, they blew this one out of the water with the tumbler so there’s no need for this anymore. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2011
Reviewed from notes. On tap at Churchkey.
Pours a moderate caramel brown. Almost looks woody. Nose is fairly light, but there are noticeable notes of leafy hops, leather, maple, and molasses. The taste certainly brings a lot of these elements, though they are certainly faint. The finish is dry and brings out a bit more. I wonder if this would have been better in cask.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-25-2010 yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Murky brown color with a small dense head. Aroma is very light, some walnuts and faint pine hop bitterness. Flavor has burnt toast, roasted nuts, and earthy spice. A bit of lingering bitterness. Would be better on a hot summer day, not a cold, rainy day. nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2009
On tap at Papago. Pours a murky brown color with a soapy biege head. Smells of earth, baker’s cocoa, and grass. Tastes much the same with added notes of hops, assorted nuts, and bark. Interesting, but kind of limp. PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Tap at Blind Tiger: Deep brown/ruby pour with an off white film of head. Resiny sweet earthy hops in the aroma- some toffeeish note as well. Soapy mouthfeel. The flavor has some hempy and oily resins. A bit earthy and vegetal hoppyness. Long hempy bitter finish. A bit soapy and astringent.