JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2009
On cask. Pours hazy gold, bit of an orange tint. Fluffy (for cask) white head.
Nose is lightly sweet pale malts, hops come through lightly with a bit of citrus. Hard to grab on to.
Malt comes through as lightly sweet and a bit doughy, with a nice, firm, spicy, citrusy hop note. Finish is lightly bitter, with a bit of an odd corny aftertaste. May have been bad tap lines. Strange.
Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied, very mild carbonation, even for cask. Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Light spice which probably comes from the added minerals. Very light floral and random fruit in the nose and flavor. Enjoyable. WhiteAlePower (92) - Long Island, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Draught at SPH Brewpub. Nice amber colour with a very lacy head. Light spice aroma with notes of hops and fruit. Drinkable indeed. I have had several growlers of this one! sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Draught at Waterfront Ale House, Bklyn. Amber with a frothy white head, leaving sheets of lacing. Straw and grainy malt aroma with a light fruitiness. Flavor of sweet cereal malts with notes of light citrus and grass. Couldn’t really note any mineral additions. Mildly bitter hop finish. Nothing exciting, but very drinkable nonetheless. A pretty good session ale, if anything. thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Tap @ SPH. Pours a more golden color, which is a surprise for the style, with a small, lacy white head. Aroma is caramel and malt, with a slight detectable hop and rye as well. Taste is caramel malt, with a grainy characteristic in the middle and a nice aftertaste of hops. This is a great example of the style, and a nice offering from this absolutely fantastic brewery.
austinpowers (2828) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Seemed like it used a swet caramel malt. I liked it a lot, though it had more hops than I’d like. hopdog (12673) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2007
On tap. Supposedly 4 days fresh! Poured a light to medium and clear orange color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, caramel, floral and a trace of spiciness. Tastes of citrus, caramel, and lightly spicy. Nice and hoppy. Glad I had a chance to try this one so fresh! TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 20, 2007
On tap at Ortinos Northside. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a large foamy off white head that laced. Aroma of floral, citrus, cereal grains, sweet malts. Flavor of hops, citrus, grains, pine, some grapefruit. Nicely done bitter. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/01/2006Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Mode: Hand Bottled
clear amber, whispy head, lightly sweet peppery spicy aroma, nice caramel malt flavor, light bitterness provides a nice balance, nice spicy yeast character,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
This is a good, refreshing session ale, if that’s what you’re looking for, but I couldn’t get excited about it. Solid but undistinctive. Nicely hopped rom the opening taste to the aftertaste, some subtle flavor notes that I frankly couldn’t identify. After I finished, it occurred to me that this is what Sam Adams Boston Lager should be -- it would be a great intro to craft beer for a novice.