nuplastikk (6224) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Tap at FFF. Filtered copper-brown body. Big, steady, creamy, off-white head. The hops are very earthy, vegetal, chewy...not really bitter or tropical either. A touch funky, some lemon or orange rind. Almost Saison-like at times. Toffee, a touch herbal. Not bad, but not a big winner for FFF. AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2014
Easy drinking, but not much there not a huge fan. I mean there are beers and then there are beers and this one is surly a beer. When one thinks beer, beer does come to mind and since this is a beer if it were placed in front if the one thinking of the aforementioned beer certainly, they would look upon this as a beer. Chudwick (3181) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2014
Draft at the brewery - rosy petals with a super hoppy kick. Interesting but not really my thing. bytemesis (8257) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 6, 2014
Half pint at fff. Clear orange, medium beige head, creamy, nice lacing. Aroma is light floral, caramel, pine. Flavor follows, medium sweet, light plus bitter. Medium body. A bit harsh on the finish. Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2014
On tap @ pub. Pour is reddish orange with a bubbly white head. Good retention. Aroma is of sweet floral hops - pine, bread, resin, herbal. Flavor has a lot of red ale qualities but with much less caramel sugar. Notes of pine needles, earth, and bread.
kaser (6221) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Reddish pour from draft at half acre beer event. Very bready and earthy taste. Bitter and malty. Disappointed overall but got it down no problem Christpuncher (3110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Okay beer from thre floyds. Really heavy and pours a dark red in color. Not much smell and has a bitter finish. Had at half acre.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone tmoreau (4303) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2014
FFF’s bonus beer at this year’s Chicagoland BPSO. Dispensed to my fest glass showing a fairly clear, deep, orangey amber hue, with frothy, tan head foam, and curtainy cling to the lacing. The nose was light floral perfume, but more citrus as grapefruit, with mild toast to the malt, and a touch of caramel sweetness. Medium bodied, with suitable carbonation, the flavor added a medium hop bitterness that was earthy, rindy, dry, and lingering, and fair malt to approach balance, but still pro hop as a Pale. Nicely drinkable, nonetheless. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Munster, IN). Quick stop in for a barrel aged bottle pickup. Poured a delightful deep copper hue, just a faint haze but near transparent overall. Striking fiery light and glow with a cakey tannish head atop. Stays large, sticks around and laces well. Nice. Aromas are a bit earthy, firmer floral and gentle melon hop presence. Some faint toast, bready malts, more earthy hops and some freshness. Initial is lighter end of the fold but still a touch of girth, soap and florals meet some carmelized and biscuit elements. Bread, more florals and gentle citrus jabs at times. Some lemon, faint melon, dryness hit the palate. Middle shows a touch of body but the hop presence still provides good balance. The malt body doesn’t get in the way, the hop presence isn’t that typical FFF Dominant type though. Backend is dry, earthy and floral hops stick, with a touch of citrus, bready malts and a gentle graininess. Solid stuff. A fresh Amber Ale almost with a solid hopping overall. I could drink a good deal of this. zebra (2100) - Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013 on tap @ brewpub. grateful they took pity on me waiting out in the cold rain and let me in. clear brown, just a couple swirls of head, somehow at first it looked to me like tea.