nearbeer (5555) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2007
12 oz. Clear copper with medium-sized head that hangs around. Aroma is grainy: sourdough rye bread touched with honey. Taste is sour apples and slight tart cherry. Aftertaste has some herby-grassy hops and chocolatey roasted malt flavors, and is really the best part of the beer. Palate is light-medium, fairly smooth and kind of fizzy-airy at the end. emacgee (4704) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Color- lean copper brown amber with a thin lightly frothy offwhite. 3
Aroma- sweet, not offensive like ambers, citrusy hops, caramel, 6
Flavor- some off flavor upfront, easy mild, a bit sour, definitely malt leaning, 5
Palate- easy mouthfeel, little presence, mild carbonation 3
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2007
I only have one note for the Amber, Pilsner and Red Ale - "bland" and I gave them all the same scores. I guess wasn’t into writing much at the time. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2007
(12oz bottle) Lightly hazed copper body with small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, bread, chocolate, some peach. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, chocolate, light peach, earthy. Light-medium body. chadcs (76) - Westminster, South Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Bottle - Mostly a standard Amber ale... a little over carbonated to my liking. This one didn’t really inspire me. Don’t think I would prefer to drink this one again.
kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/02/2006PorterPounder (8226) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Source: Brewfest, Athens
hazy amber, whispy white head, carmel malt aroma with a nice dose of dms, light sweet carmel malt flavor, only a touch of dms, light bitter finish,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 14/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
UPDATED: APR 10, 2010 Rerate Must have really gotten a bad bottle last time around. Solid caramel flavor with some nice nectarine accents. Original 2.1 Chattanooga, Tn. - Riverside Spirits, 12 oz bottle. Murky, medium copper pour, light, but long lasting off-white head. Heavy diactyl aroma - slightly off-putting and thick. Flavor is slightly sweet with some caramel but is dominated by the same diactyl notes found in the aroma. Slighlty buttery, and not too good! Mouthfeel is a bit harsh. Thomas Creek seems to be hit and miss. shrubber85 (11570) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Bottle. Cooked vegetable and caramel malt aroma. Dark amber with small head. Sour milk and caramlel malt flavor - high acidity. Mild hops finish. Drinkable but not by much - beats most of their other beers. jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2007 12oz bottle-pours a foamy white head and amber color with effervescence. Aroma is malt-caramel. Taste is light medium fruit, malt-caramel. Infected??? They seem to be aware that some product doesn’t go out at optimal/acceptable to the beer drinker condition and are working on it. Seems to affect their bottled product more than kegs. 1.8
*070421- rerate-on tap @HopfestNC-pours a thin off white head and amber color. Aroma is mild medium malt-caramel, secondary English hops. Taste is medium malt-caramel, secondary English hops-bitter. Occasional. OK carbonation. 3.0
I can’t feel right about eliminating the first score, so average=2.4
NachlamSie (3534) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2007
A bottle that has the word "ARGH!" on the side of the label, like all their other beers. If they only knew the accuracy of that interjection. It was my reaction to consuming the slightly sour beer with flavors of wet hay, caramel, grass, and legumes. When I think of generic mass produced beer, I think of a flavor that is very predominant in this ale.