CDBrDisappear (6) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2006 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had heard about this beer often and never tried it. My impression is that is a bit overrated. The aroma is hoppy but taste is short lived and acidic.
Sincere (145) - wichita, Kansas, USA - JAN 11, 2006
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I didn’t enjoy this beer much. The best part was the fresh hoppy aroma, with a hint of smoke and possibly mint?! I didn’t enjoy the mid and post taste. It was fairly bitter, very carbonated, and just not my thing.
Z2221344 (6) - CANADA - JAN 11, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love this beer. Granted, a good deal of that probably has to do with bias at this point - I’ve been enjoying this particular beer for a long time. Enjoy it with some clam chowder and sourdough bread for a real San Francisco treat. Anything I’d add about the taste has already been stated.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice golden color with small head. Just not very smooth. The fruity bitterness just dosn’t mix well for me.
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nose like biscuits dunked in tea. Golden body with a thick, solid, foamy head. Taste is malty and hoppy but with a little lasting alcohol that doesn’t really help. Finish of liquored fruit, like a christmas pudding or rich fruit cake. Over all quite nice.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Clear light brown color with thin white head that laced the glass. Nose is of dried fruit, caramel malt, and a hint of grape candy and citrus hops. Dry and slightly bitter. Bitterness lingers on the palate.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle...hey its a twist off now! Brown hued beer w/ thin tan head. Aromas of carmel, earth, faint smoke, mint?, A very distinct aroma that I just can’t seem to translate into words...leather maybe. Drinks full enough for a session beer w/ a good balance of malt(carmel) and hops (leathery, earthy). Yeast helps make it unique w/ a hint of smoke coming through it. The beer closes w. moderate bitterness, fairly clean w/o much lingering flavor. A good, tasty utility beer...a nice change up from APAs or German Pils.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great session brew that deserves a little more respect than the rating indicates. Since this is a widely available brew, no need to write a long review. Simply a standard of the style, that is crisp, refreshing and mildly hoppy.
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle - Pours light brown, thin head. Somewhat sweet flavor with a little hops bite. I think it could have used more of the hops character. Decent, fairly crisp finish. It’s okay for a session beer, but a little lacking.
mabjork (692) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2006
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Light brown with a light brown head. Has an aroma of btter hops. Has a flavour that consists mainly of malt and at the same time it has a sweet after taste.