chalicemaster (109) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It seems like everywhere you go, people talk highly of this beer. I can see why, but at the same time the hype I had heard for it left me slightly disappointed. The best thing about it is the dirty, dark and golden colour, the aroma doesn’t quite live up to the appearance. It’s mildly tangy, mild but notable yeast presence, it’s pretty much a toned down version of a type of beer that is often complex and challenging. The best thing I can say in praise of this beer is that it seems like it would be an incredibly versatile lunch/dinner beer.
radzik5555 (365) - Gdynia, POLAND - OCT 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wygląd: Bursztynowe, klarowne z iskrą. Obfita drobnopęcherzykowa piana w kolorze ecru, trwała i firnakuje.
Aromat: Słodki, słodowy, miód wielkokwiatowy, toffee, wafel, jasny biszkopt, melasa, lekka metaliczność, w tle nugat i estry.
Smak: Słodkie, przypalony cukier, karmel, ziemiste nuty chmielowe, trochę ziołowe. Goryczka niska ale pozostawiająca długi ziemisty posmak.
Odczucie: Ciało niskie do średniego, faktura papierowo-lagerowa z suchym finiszem za którym nie przepadam, nasycenie CO2 powyżej średniego.
Całość: Całość nie wybijająca się, choć pewnie w stylu poprawne. Czuć, że to drożdże lagerowe ale wyczuwalne również estry od wysokiej temperatury fermentacji.
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"this is another one that i avoided early, but over time i enjoyed it a little more. it’s nothing great (maybe inherant to the style), but it’s pleasant enough, with a light mahogony body, pretty good blance with a slightly sweet aftertaste. Just a little weak for me, personally, but a well done beer for the style."
mecafilo (90) - Perugia, ITALY - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Pours with a bright orange clear colour, big medium lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma is medium malty with notes if bread, slightly hoppy. Taste is medium sweet, slightly bitter, slightly sour, nice. Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation. Good session beer (it’s 4.8 ABV alright, but it feels like one; a very pleasant one!)
Salmoniform (829) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Copper hue with fizzy tan head that settled. Aroma is bready, cereal, slight sulphur,banana, clove. Mouthfeel is refreshing with a medium light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness followed by a spicy hop bitterness and a slightly sulphur finish. Overall this is a good brew.
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small bottle poured in a chalice.
A: Beautiful clear orange-amber color. 2 fingers creamy head.
S: Fresh and earthy malts basically. Caramel is also evident in the nose. Good.
T: Good, basically :). Earthy malts and some hints of caramel. Bitter hoppiness in the end. Very American (as expected)
M: Medium carbonation. Balanced bitterness. Medium body. Again, good.
D: High. Delicious beer. I’m definitely moving to USA! :p So that I can spend a barbecue evening enjoying all those refreshing and delicious beers...
[ BA Review @ 2/20/2010 ]
berlinmany (217) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild tasting, with a moderate hop presence. It really does, in some ways, have char’s of both a lager and ale. Thanks to the new hop guide, I can say that I don’t like Northern Brewer hops as a finish/aromatic hop. The hop aromatics and flavors in this beer present as a slightly woody and earthy/musty note that I don’t find particularly agreeable.
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden, nose is toffee, floral, taste is sweet, toffee.
moderrnlifeiswar (56) - Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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onceblind (4287) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear bright copper with a thin rocky white head. Beer-y nose with toasted biscuity lager malts and a bit of creamy nougat, but it’s all dry smelling. Earthy bitter start with dry toast and a bit of biscuit lagery tones, with a drying earthyold-world-hop tone.
hoppybeerlover (163) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
The fact that it’s a lager yeast brewed at ale temperatures is kind of neat, however, it’s not as clean as a lager and not as flavorful as an ale. If you haven’t had it, I recommend giving it a try though. It’s one of those things to ’experience’.