anders37 (19112) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma. Fruity malty grainy flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty grainy finish.
Leighton (13835) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Sander’s place in NYC. Pours clear gold with a small, white foam head. Lightly toasted malts in the nose, mild caramel and straw. Medium sweet flavor, sweet bread, grains. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet, slightly syrupy finish, faint leaves and grain, some toasted sugar. It’s nothing special, though slightly better than the Nova Scotia Brown Ale.
bhensonb (12308) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 18, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Roseville, CA. Pours amber/gold with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is bready with a little fruity hop. Near med body. Bready like a premium lager with some citrus/fruit hop. Not spicy to me. It is just moderately bitter. Could be a lawnmower beer. If used as session beer it better be a short session.
Tmoney99 (11818) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured clear amber color with a frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate balanced aroma with a click moderate balanced sweet finish of average duration. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Soft drinkable beer.
hopscotch (10076) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft… Clear golden ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The nose is mashy and malty – pale malts – with a clear lack of any substantial hop aspect. Medium-bodied with stinging carbonation. The flavor is bland and boring, but well-balanced and quite drinkable. Definitely more of a malty influence than any real hop character here as well. Finishes crisp and a bit grainy.
crossovert (9089) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2011
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
It tastes like a buttery sandwich or something. Sweet and malty, nottoo much flavor.
BVery (7890) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle @ Minneapolis Beer Fest. Light yellow pour with a small white head. Some citrus on nose and taste, plus a little biscuit. Not awful, not great, just okay.
Ibrew2or3 (7423) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours clear copper / gold with white head. The aroma offers up a mix of spicy hops and earthy hops with a bit of roasted malts and sweet malts in the background. The taste is similar with spicy and floral hops backed up by some earthy hops, a bit of roasted malts and malt sweetened floral hops into the finish.
drowland (6760) - Georgia, USA - MAY 1, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
4/26/11. 12oz bottle. Clear orange pour with a big fluffy off-white head that cuts quickly but laces a bit. Plain musty aroma with a hint of citrus. Sweet malty flavor with a hint of citrus and pine. Very straightforward. Meh.
PorterPounder (6143) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Publix Supermarket, 12 oz bottle. Sparkling medium golden pour, frothy white head, good lacing. Pretty much of a neutral aroma with just a hint of grain. Flavor is dull and grainy with no real bitterness or fruitiness - no ale-like qualities. Slight nuttiness reedeem it a bit. Mouthfeel is bland and lifeless.