DrnkMcDermott (2807) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a big foamy head atop an amber body. First sips are sweet without being cloying (shouldn't have been eating chocolates beforehand, though). There's a slight impression of pear nectar. A bitter hop taste in the back of the mouth mars an otherwise clean finish (or enhances it, as your preference may be). Midway through, I get a more hearty hoppy smell and taste, ending with a more malty profile as it warms. This does have the signs of being a "frontier" beer with its slightly rough hop profile, but a great session beer.
slowrunner77 (5804) - 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 (825) - 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 (224) - 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 (2838) - 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 (4286) - 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’.
nudiebear (109) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at bar. Poured rust orange with a finger high white head. Smells of hay, grass and fresh air. Tastes passible bitter with a nice fullness and carbonation. Enjoyable.