fidelis83 (1733) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old copper pour with a 3 finger, fluffy beige head. Aroma of caramel, a little nutty toffee, a hint of sweet woodiness, toast and a little grassy and planty hops. Flavor is toasty and nutty up front, then some caramel, earthy, sort of spicy wood notes that remind me more of birch beer than maple syrup, grassy, spicy and fruity floral hops, light mineral notes and a bit of tannin-ish bite to the finish. Light to medium body, oily entry, immediately knocked out by an off dry feel that leads up to a dry finish that straddles the line between astringent and pleasantly crisp. A medium strength, blanketing and lively carbonation punctuates the overall dryness. Good stuff overall, I was surprised by the dry, woody, husky grain feel of a beer with Maple and Malt mentioned so many times on the label. Good stuff overall, not great, but I feel like I might warm up to it a bit by the time I am done with the six pack.
k0mpsa (747) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from safeway, san francisco. Clear copper color, white head. Aroma is burnt malts, honey, sweet. Sweet honey taste, little roasty, some hops and fruits. Basic.
Nische (442) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear blood-orange with a large offwhite head. Aroma is floral with pine and spruce. Mellow caramel. Taste is moderate malty sweet but well balanced with a distinct bitter finish. Dry.
Getbetter (659) - Cucamonga, California, USA - DEC 9, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
From a bottle.The pour is a clear amber in color with a minimum white head.This beer taste like tart, carmel, and pine.I dont know if I got beer yet my girlfriend had this beer on tap a few month before and said it tasted the samethen.So disappointed because I have been looking forward to trying this beer out since I read about it being released in a beer blog.
DSG (4694) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Better Beer Of The Month Club. Hazy red-amber with medium beige head. Aroma of piney hops, slightly stale, with earthy, woody and resinous notes, toast, caramel, malt and mild fruitiness. Flavor has some malty sweetness, a bit caramelly, with some toastiness, some fruitiness, a hint of maple, and pretty strong bitterness of piney, earthy and slightly citric hops, slightly stale. Medium-bodied. Pretty nice, probably better when very fresh.
omhper (18347) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Clear copper colour, rich creamy head. Lovely aroma of grapefruity hops, toasty malt and maple syrup. Mid sweet with solid body and firm, well rounded mouthfeel. Pine needles, maple syrup and light caramel. Piney somewhat resiny finish. Harmnious and elegant.
jaghana (3277) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - DEC 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355ml, a clear amber beer with huge copper head. Nose is intense on fruit hops. Aroma is on sweet caramel, light sourish touch, very bitter, quite hopy on the resin, orange, pine, licorice and orange peel notes. Not too sweet, balanced with toasted caramel notes.
Peter_L (316) - SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska från SB. Djupt kopparfärgad vätska med fingerhögt skum. Doft av bränt socker, karamell, citrus och tallbarr. Söt smak som matchas av en torr beska. Kort eftersmak.
Zer0 (813) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a lacy white head. Aroma is metallic, caramel, floral and some grass. Taste is moderate to heavy bitter and light sweet. Medium body with average carbonation.
Senap (178) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hyfsat fyllig, med en röd och höstig färg. Bra efterbeska. Funkar bra till en lite säkrare och kryddigare mat.
klas (165) - SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget (25 SEK). A bit aroma of american hops. Light brown/red with big white head. Looks very tasty. Good taste with some bitterness.