0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@toad in a hole. Reddish orange body, hazy, off-white head; nice lacing. Lightly musky; malt-laden; caramel, honey, brown sugar, molasses; yeasty--baked bread; toasted grains on aroma. Light bodied with lots of foamy carbonation; fairly dry. Flavor is musky; sour fruits and rising dough; caramel malts, toffee, chocolate; finish is grains and lightly toasty. The body is WAY too light to have such foamy carbonation and while well designed, the beer is pretty plain.
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Large, white head with light aroma with hints of apple. Clear amber appearance. Decent start, with a light hoopiness with a strong touch of malt. Light bitter finish. Very drinkable and tasty.
sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2005 I could session beer this...but it didn’t take me back to Gemany. Not to much head. Decent amounts of malts on the nose. Not to much mouthfeel, I have a smoked porter, and i’m am looking forwrd to tasting that.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose has apple, pineapple, cherry, strawberry, dusty almost bocky malt. Flavor is soft fruitiness, strong rich malt, a bit of cola in the finish. I don’t remember liking any other alts this much.
Padron4KM (569) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle.
Pours a clear dark amber color with a large 2" head.
Head settles slowly and leaves spotty lacing.
Aroma is sligty caramel, with some light graininess.
Body is light.
Flavor is lightly sweet, caramel, toffee with just a sint of hops to keep the sweeness in check.
Overall an easy drinking sesion beer.
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Buck Dich for this. Alts tend to be "middle-of-the-road", but this one has pizzazz. Pours deep copper with medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, toffee, cognac, slight brown sugar. Tastes malty, with caramel, toffee, slight honey and brown sugar, and some finishing hops. Extremely smooth palate. Fabulous. A top notch altbier.
Guitarsessions (21) - Crestline, California, USA - FEB 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber color.... the head is gone fairly fast. This beer is very sweet... light hops. This is a overall good beer. Especially if you like it a bit sweet.
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hops and malt come together in a harmonious blend in the nose. A bit on the maltier side up front, quite creamy smooth for an amber. Medium/heavy mouthfeel was a pleasant surprise. Quite nice
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2005 Had this on tap at Pap. The 7 for aroma is the malts. Reminded me of as a kid ridding past the malt house in the back of the Brady wagon. Otherwise not a beer for me.
9/15/05 Had one at the BOB in Phoenix. Missed something in this beer first time arround. More balance in the flavor that gave me a better impression of this beer.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a dark amber, iced tea color. Light malt aroma. Very clean on the palate. Smooth malt character, nice and refreshing. Some mild hop bitterness, ends with a clean dry aftertaste. From a 22oz bomber but I bet it would be great from the tap.