Bacterial (832) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Stub & Herb's. Deep amber pour, thin white head, cloudy, some lacing. Nose is sweet citrus and a touch of malt. Mouthfeel is nice, good carbonation and a little sticky. Hops, malt and the birch syrup are well balanced. A nice, unusual beer - keep them coming Alaskan!
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marcus (5605) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours reddish brown with a decent beige head and a treacle aroma. There is a sweet cola and molasses flavor with a bitter finish. Strange and interesting.
BOLTZ7555 (2578) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chestnut/light mohagany pour with a small eggshell head. Lots of honey, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, and slight metallic qualities. The tin, steel, copper taste isnít enjoyable. Unfortunate!
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ BeerMongers... Poured burnt orange/amberish with a thin, beige head. Very sweet. A little bit of a throw up taste in the finish. Sappy, syrup, dark sugar sweetness. Candied malt. Low yeast esters with an astringent character too.
killjoy966 (676) - Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. from Chuckís. Not sure exactly what birch syrup tastes like, but this ia one sweet beer. Not sure I really like it which is a bummer because I always look forward to the Pilot Series beers. It does look awfully appetizing, beautiful ruby amber color.
V1_Vr_V2 (9) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 17, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very smooth caramel flavor. Birch syrup is definitley present in the finish.
portableparty (1872) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a quick frothy off white head that fades to a foamy thin film. Aroma is bitter sweet with a bitter sweetness and sweet malt scent that fades with syrup malt. Taste is malt and bitterness that finishes sweet like syrup and dry like bark. Palate is medium and sticky slick with a drying finish. Not bad brew with a lackluster personality!
HughConway (673) - Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber bottle. Pours Brown amber with minimal head. Sweet malt aroma, sweet malt with a bite - but no birch - clean finish. Nice, kinda rough
mcberko (4771) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy dark amber / brown with a small beige head. Aroma of maple syrup, lager yeast and bready malts. Flavour of syrup, caramel / bready malts and nuts. Full-bodied and well-balanced. Not too sweet. Very enjoyable.
Nikiel (829) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 11, 2012
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle with Carla. Pours clear ruby red with no foam. Smells lightly sweet of alcohol and aged barley. Tastes distinctly of alcohol with hints of birch syrup and not much else.