The cask Big Horn Bitter was amber in color, both malty and hoppy, smooth, with a slightly yeasty character. The cask Devil's Thumb Stout had a creamy head and body, evenly balanced, with a medium body and dry finish. The Old Elk Brown shined a dark amber color with a sweet malty flavor, nice body and a slightly alcoholic aftertaste. The St. James Red was, naturally enough, red with an even balance but nice malt character and hoppy finish. The Indian Peaks Pale Ale appeared golden and offered a hop aroma, hop flavor with its very light body. The White Pelican Pilsner was golden, with a light hoppy flavor and nice hop aftertaste. The Black Sheep Bock was a dark amber color with a malty sweet flavor, nice body and a slightly alcoholic aftertaste. The Black Hawk was a clear dark brown color with ruby hues. The flavor started very malty then ended with a dry finish. The Pale Note Ale was characterized by plenty of hops in the aroma and flavor with solid maltiness supporting this good Ale style. The Rocktoberfest is a clear dark amber color with a medium body and solid malt-over-hop flavor balance. The seasonal Blue Note Ale is a clear dark amber with a dry malty flavor with a slight chocolate presence.
1123 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO. 80303
Reviewed by Tom Ciccateri - May & October, 1996 & October, 1997
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