riseagainstme (48) - Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
It is probably because this is my favorite style of beer and my favorite brewery, but this is my favorite beer I have ever had. It really is nothing fancy but works for me. To me its a a pretty flat beer with caramel and strong toasted flavors being the leaders. If you love this style definitely give this one a shot.
jaymobrown (1839) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice. Poured a copper color, maybe a medium tan color. Good head. A bit off white. Nose strong of caramel, biscuit and hops. Sweet with a long finish. Rich caramel, sugar, malt, grain, rye flavors. Nice pick up for pumpkin carving.
demitriustown (1184) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle: Aroma is caramel roasted malts, a bit of butterscotch, grainy, and no real discernible hop characteristic. ( maybe slightly in the background) Appearance is a clear amber with a medium slightly beige head that diminishes into a small frothy film. Taste is a nice mix. The roasty caramel malt, a bit nutty, the hops are more present in the taste. Grassy german hops, coats the tongue. Palate is medium carbonation, somewhat heavy on the tongue, and an aftertaste of grassy tones with a hint of the malt. I think this held up pretty well. Pretty darn good too. Cheers!
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Clear, dirty orange lager with a large, fluffy, off-white head. Good, bubbly, wispy retention. Nutty, malty aroma – buttery caramel, toffee and almonds. Nearly medium-bodied with a lightly oily mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. Well-balanced for a Marzen with good Vienna malt flavor. Lingering, delicately sweet finish. Kudos to dmschefke floating this brew my way!
DocLock (9982) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Smith’s. Deep burgundy brownish pour with roasty malt nose, plus some hoppy brown sugar. Tastes malty, with backup hops and some brown sugar. Decent palate but average overall.
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle [12oz] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a deep amber with an average size lasting foamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, some nuts and fruit. Somewhat sweet flavour of caramel malt, nuts, some alcohol and grain. Mild bitter finish. Overly carbonated. Average bodied. Just O.K., passable.
iceman15658 (136) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark Coppery color. Beige thin head. malty aroma. needs a bit more fizz but has a weak hoppy flavor. pass
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mildly hazed amber with a thin tan quickly fading topper with light lacing. Aroma of mild skunk, noble hops and Munich malt. Thin bodied and tasting of toffee, toasted malt perhaps mildly burnt and very mild hops. Meh.
garthicus (2907) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 19, 2009
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Shared by HogTownHarry with Blankboy and I. Appearance: Cloudy cherry/brown with a small dirty brown head. Aroma: Caramel, vanilla, some spice to it but not a lot and a tiny amount of yeast. Flavour: Bitter. caramel, lots of musty hops and grain, long malty finish. Can’t say I enjoyed this.
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle ( 12oz ). Shared with blankboy and garthicus. Clear copper pour, very large fluffy lasting off-white head (4-). Dry, slightly sour aroma - lightly fruity and midly floral-bitter - taste follows, a little less sour. Light, mildly acidic mouthfeel, solid carbonation, and a dry finish. Ehhh.