bhensonb (9825) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours very light amber with a foamy beige head. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is lightly toasted caramel with some balancing grassy hop. Fairly clean. Drinks well. The finish is more caramel than not. But the hop does hold it off.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange amber pour with a thin white head on it. Left some spidery lacing. Light malty aroma to this, with some brown sugar, bread, and a bit of grass. Flavor is toasty and bready malt, light caramelly sweetness, hay, floweriness, and a spice and herb bitterness to the finish. There’s a slight vegetal DMS presence, but it’s acceptably minimal and hard to notice amongst this beer’s good traits. Has a hint of sweet orange flavor once it warms a touch.
5000 (5606) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Dirty golden, hazy, large frothy white head, thick lacing.   A little lighter and less Amber in color than most.   But still looks inviting.   Reminds me more of a Triple.   Soft mealy based malty
nose, subtle grass or hay.   Mealy on the tongue, certainly malty, pale, a little bit of straw.   Towards the end it does pick up a little bit of a chemical astringency, very minor tho.   Not have bad overall.   Body and
mouthfeel are moderate.   Malty finish.   Better than many German examples I have had.   Only some minor things that I would tweak, but other than that, one of the better Aldergrove I have had in a while.
BillKismet (3164) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel amber colored with poofy, off-white head. Smells of toasty pilsen malt redolent of Munich Oktoberfests past lift through the nostrils and into the soul. Easy nutty body, wisps of caramel and accented by Munich and Vienna Malts. Doughy. Hops provide balance, but don’t stand out. A hint of spice and citrus. Bitter-sour pilsen finish.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber, huge lasting white head.Big carbonation,great lace.Faint sweet nose. Light sweet start,medium strength good lasting hop end
IrishBoy (3686) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Bottleworks; Nose of floral hops with a light necatrine fruitiness and a light yeastiness; Hazy yellow-orange with a huge yellow-tinged, glasslacing head; flavor has light bitterness, caramel, apples and peaches; finish is lightly bitter with some fruity notes.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a copper bronze color with a nice sticky white head and clean sheets of lacing. The nose is sweet and floral, light toasted pumpkin seed and a grassy juniper and hop note with some peach, maybe some glue. The flavor is...I would put the mouthfeel first. A fizzy/fuzzy creaminess that makes each drink feel like a little fun snap on the tongue. The flavor is sweet and bready with some light fruit and continued doughiness. Finishes light and refreshing with a hint of fruit and spice. Nice oktoberfest.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with a frothy head. Nice malt driven sweet bread aromas. Smooth medium body. Good taste is mostly sweet bread caramel malts with some light roasted malt. Liquid sweet bread here. Good stuff.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Received 12-oz bottle via trade with 5000. Pours a hazy caramel amber brew with a very thick and lumpy head that hold a retention that could last until tomorrow. Aroma of caramel malt, some light pear, sweet sugar cookie dough and a touch of roasted nuts. Taste is smooth, creamy, medium bodied, with flavors of light caramel malt, some apple/pear fuit, flowery hops and a touch of cotton candy. Finish is semi-sweet with a mild caramel aftertate that quickly disappears.
bitbucket (2144) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours light hazy apricot with a massive, towering, fluffy, persistent, lacy off-white head. Light aroma of brown sugar, toast, fruit. Light body and full carbonation. Lots of caramel in the taste, with some cookie dough, citrus and grass. Crisp and somewhat floral finish.