JPDIPSO (6298) - Wauwatosa, USA - AUG 21, 2016 BitterPoet (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this beer. Indications of style were cloudy, perhaps apropos of this unfiltered beer. Nose was full bodied lager, like the best lawnmower beer you could hope for. Extremely clean mouthfeel and finish, without the potential metallic overtones. Didn’t look unfiltered, but the corpus of this fine elixir made up for that.
Reminiscent of: Goose Island Honker’s Ale.
For those seeking a solid, clean ale without the sometimes overbearing, perfumed hop profile...this just might be your ambrosia. Extremely glad to have this and a wonderful addition to the Unchained series.
505 Summit Unchained 06 Gold Sovereign Ale
Ar - 7 Ap - 3 Fl - 6 P - 3 O - 13 Rate 3.2
Golden color with a taller off-white head. Hint of pale malt surrounded by floral hops. Some mild citrus in the background. Flavors seem a touch unclean to me. Floor malt, herbal to weedy hops. Finish is quite bitter and lasting. A bit too rough. 3/11
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2014
[Bottle] Darker golden color with a fizzy white head on top. Nose is of bready malts, white pepper, apricot and earthy hops. Taste includes more of the same, with dough and cereal grains coming through the most. Herbal hop finish is light but pleasant. A nice beer. Tasting notes from early 2012. Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy, deep golden color with zero head. Aroma has a deep grainy nose, light grassy hops with a light flowery ending. Flavor starts off with a light grainy bite and very sweet with a light tangy taste to it. Middle has fruity notes of apple, peach and pear with a light biscuit malt and a light horse blanket funk at the finish . Body is light with low carbonation and an oily sugar feeling. Very good brew as a whole. The only negative was the lower carbonation on this brew. crossovert (14134) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
this might’ve been great fresh but now it is an oxidized mess. Trational-tasting. hayduke (5731) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 9, 2012
A 12 oz bottle courtesy of Strykzone. Pours a hazy golden amber with a white head and light lacing. Nose of flora hops. Medium body. Flavor is slightly sour with a little fruit. English bitter classic.
DrnkMcDermott (3176) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2012
From bottle. Slightly hazy gold body. Sudsy head. Nice malty nose with a hint of bitter hop. First thing on my tongue is a low carbonation impression, but to tickles my tongue anyway. Golden malt taste accented by peppery hops, an edge of stone fruit. Nice iteration of an English bitter with a bit more hop for American palates. hopdog (13249) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2012
12oz bottle. Golden pour with a medium sized white head. Aromas of toast, grass, some fruitiness, and bread. Tastes of grass, citrus, some earth, and bread. emeinz (224) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2012 Originally tasted and recorded 4/8/11. Aroma has a nice hop character featuring mostly earthy aromas with a bit of spiciness as well. The pour us a hazy golden with a nice large head. A pretty attractive beer. It has a decent hop bitterness on the finish. Overall a pretty solid beer. Travlr (26423) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle courtesy of nuplastikk, thanks! Cloudy golden brown color, large fluffy white head with good retention. Aroma of grass, earth, summer fruit. Taste is malty and spicy rye bread, bitter and very dry finish.. Nice. gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Had this one bottled, thanks Wyl! Hazy, dark golden pour with a wispy white head, earthy and somewhat citrusy nose with a fine, balanced taste which tapers nicely into a sharp, citrusy hoppy bite at the end. Excellent!