hopscotch (9891) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours clear and dark orange with a mid-sized, creamy off-white head. Fantastic retention. The nose is toasty with hints of vanilla and nuttiness. Full-bodied with adequate carbonation. The flavor boasts toasty and crunchy malts accompanied by mild bitterness. Crisp, bittersweet finish and aftertaste. Not bad at all.
arminjewell (7270) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap, slightly hazy dark orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grass, caramel, typical steam character with a hint of spice, some floral notes come through with a slight herbal note. Taste is a mix of caramel, bread, dough, some yeast, hints of floral, grass, and earth, some slight grain, finishing slightly sweet.
Cimbasso (328) - - DEC 21, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from a bottle purchased in Chicago. Hazy dark amber colour with a whitish head. Aroma of a lager, but the taste has caramel notes and a slight tartness, similar to a rye beer, to it. Very bitter finish. Altogether, a slightly strange mixture of flavours. Not unpleasant, but not particularly enjoyable to drink.
TattooJack (213) - Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the bottle (from the freezer) of a six pack into a pint glass. Looks almost like a brown ale, smells good. I think the commercial description of medium bodied common sums it up pretty well. This beer has many medium qualities and is very easy drinking considering it’s 6.5%. I think a beer named after one of the best early Motorhead songs needs a stand out distinctive quality, not sure if that would be hops, alcohol, or whatever. Wouldn’t turn one down if it was handed to me though.
FestDecBeet (358) - - SEP 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Look: pours light copper. Off white head. Very clear.
Smell: smells like a lager. Spicy like a rye beer. Sweet caramel.
Taste: definite spice. Caramel popcorn. Spiced like a rye IPA.
Feel: slight dryness. Leaves a light film on the mouth.
Overall: ok beer. Tastes similar to a mass market beer. But has some added spice and sweetness to it.
First drank: home 9/17/14
RedSox2004 (1384) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours slightly hazy brown/amber with a one-finger dense white head and nice lace. Muted aromas of toast, grainy malt, caramel and grassy hops. Nice balance in the flavor profile of the grassy hop bitterness and the caramel/toasty malt. Medium body, average carbonation, prickly mouthfeel and a nicely balanced finish.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A copper body with a tan head. Aroma had a nice sweet caramel malt presence upfront. Notes of corn and some biscuit. A slight peppery note and a generic hop bitterness. Flavor was initially sweet, corn malts were more pronounced and the mix of hops and spicy peppery notes were nice. Thin body and easy to drink. A good beer but needed less corn in my opinion.
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kaser (3541) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red pour from bottle at Killmers. Tons of head. Malty and earthy. Just ok.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I picked up a single bottle at the local grocery store. It gave a good-looking pour into my Larry The Git-R-Done Cable Guy glass. (Not sure where I got it from, but it’s roughly a Pilsener glass.) It has a deep bronze body with a three-fingered creamy head. The bits of lace are slippery, leaving the glass clean. The aroma is pretty much caramel corn and little else ’cepting some well water. The flavor is much the same, but has the addition of an earthy bitterness that lingers on the tongue. Probably my last.
rubbishystuff (1941) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2015 Thanks to Dad for this. Overall pretty decent, less hoppy and more malty than Anchor Steam, the aroma I couldn’t get over it smelled a little like those lollypops that my pediatrician used to give out years ago, with the loop instead of the stick. Serving: Bottle