rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle at Shnoodlepip after GBBF 2016, Tuesday. Clear copper/amber beer with a small head. Hoppy citrus aroma, grapes, hay, floral notes. Hoppy fruity aroma, citrus, herbal notes. Ok. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - AUG 10, 2016
BB date of 11/05/16.
This was poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was an attractive glossy amber color with a nice transparency about it. A moderately thin white foamy head quickly dissipates to a cap just over the top of the beer. Thin ring of lacing clings to the sides decently.
The aroma takes on the malts first, some caramel and toffee and seems to rub against a light tobacco edge. Grassy hops with a light touch of pine try to play but really stay in the background.
The flavor brings the malt sweetness to the foreground and allows the hops to once again try and play in a bitter fashion, but really doesn’t. Malty to tobacco aftertaste with a quick crisp finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation rides low enough to allow gentle stickiness.
Overall, as a pale ale, well, it’s almost an English styled one due to how the aroma, flavor and feel plays out. Maybe again, nice to try, if anything. Benzai (15608) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2016
Sampled from bottle @ ChrisO’s after GBBF Day 1. Clear orange color, small to average sized white to off-white head. Aroma is malts, slightly old hops. Taste malts, lightly hops, moderately bitter. Average body, average carbonation. Meh. Fatehunter (2567) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Pours a thin head on a clear dark straw body.
Aroma is nice caramel and grain.
Taste caramel sweet with lots of lemon bitterness.
Texture is thicker. BeerandBlues2 (13322) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Draught at Ray’s Tavern. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is moderate fruity, floral and pine hops with toast malt and pear esters. Flavor is moderate fruity, floral and pine hops and bitterness, cracker malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
odannyob (151) - Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Not bad, actually, I guess. Perhaps more a bit’o hops than less than malt? Long distance aftertastes though are memorable, so savor a few swallows and go fish. snoworsummer (5697) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear Ber with a thick, creamy beige head. Tastes like bitter grassy hops, musky straw, some corn, and some citrus. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like grassy hops, straw, some citrus, corn, and bread. vomit (260) - Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Cutthroat? Really? When you want to read about a truly rebellious cutthroat of EPIC proportions, read the tale of Val Blatz.....that continental brewer that really believed in cutting throats (read between the lines on how he married his dead bosses’ widow...and you will understand....or not). While this beer purports to be cuttthroat, bone up on your American brewing history and prepare to have your throat cut by that Bavarian Slasher of great renown: VAL "Fucking" Blatz. That’s how I roll.....or not. wlajwl (6812) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Aroma is mild/medium pine and citrus/fruit. The flavor is similar to the aroma along with malts and a mildly bitter/floral hoppy finish. RobertDale (6477) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 9, 2016
Sample at Waldo Hopfest 2016. Comes a clear golden orange with a decent white head. Aroma of malt and citrus. Taste is malt, citrus, caramel, grain, and a bit of grass. Decent.