kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
jolomo (2) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2011 does not count
Date: August 14, 2011
Appearance: hazy orange, creamy beige head, solid lace
Aroma: dry caramel malt aroma, woodsy and earthy
Flavor: dry and earthy flavor, plenty of woodsy hops, nice medium bitterness, just a hint of balancing sweetness, light biscuit adds depth, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
This was a really nice beer. I’ve had Anchor Steam at the brewery and this compares favorably. Perhaps a little more hops and a little less carbonation. Slightly woody, creamy and full bodied. Cybercat (5876) - Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Pours a dark, slightly hazy copper with a fine-bubbled pale tan head. Malty aroma has hoppy and fruity hints, and is not strong but still has appeal. Malty, spicy flavor has a fruity note that is mainly apple and a hint of hops. Texture has above-average body and is quite fizzy. This fine brewski leaves a spicy, tingly and pleasing finish. ChainGangGuy (4895) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Appearance: Served a clear, dark copper-toned body with a ¼-inch-head, off-white head.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Smell: Woodsy, lightly leafy hops set amongst the breadiness and caramel-scented accents from the malts.
Taste: A slight toasty breadiness start, then, some sweet caramel hits the tongue, followed by a faint resinous quality and the spicy, rustic woodsiness of the NB hops. Touch of fruit. Moderate bitterness. Drying and still firmly bitter on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Fairly spot-on for the style.
Pours a light amber color with thin beige and low-persistent head.
Wow, the woody Northern Brewer hops shine through in the aroma, with a little bit of caramelized malts coming through. Flavor is much the same with a light-medium body. Clean, crisp taste.
Overall, quite nice example of style.