argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Medium beige head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some orange/earthy, light spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, orange, some earthy/spicy, roast, light grapefruit. Light-medium body, some chalk, light stickiness.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malt aroma. Dark red pour with white head. Medium body with slight bitterness. No discernable aftertaste.
DiarmaidBHK (3393) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at the bar of soap. Pours red with an inch of white foam. Lots of sweet malt on the nose. Maybe a hint of hop floralness on the finish but it goes down smooth with more than a few hop notes. Solid for style.
devilben02 (277) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Every single f^#@ing can in this six-pack has overflowed from the pour spout upon cracking, resulting in a stupidly over-foamed pour. The beer does have a nice amber color, though, under that ridiculous head, and the obnoxiously overflowing pour also filled the area with lovely beer aromas of cereal grains, lemon pith, and a clean yeastiness. In the flavor, sweet caramel malts are subdued by an earthy, dry, somewhat roasty bitterness, but it all comes through just a bit thin. The light texture has some substance and energy, providing a fine complement to the flavor profile. Overall, despite the packaging issue, this beer is quite nice.
Aurelius (4171) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to LuckyDog for bringing this back from the ACC tourney roadtrip. Malty, somewhat vinous aroma as the bomber exploded. Light manogany, hazy brew with a light khaki head. Parched, twiggy, toasted hop aroma. Soid bitteringing, grainy, dry. Long wood-bitter aftertaste with a starchy body. Some off flavors at the end, sweetens out as it warms.
pras (463) - Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks Frank for the can! Poured red, with a malt aroma. Flavor was typical for the style, malt forward with a song hop bitterness in the background. Not a huge fan of the style, but nevertheless drinkable.
Lightsnsiren79 (2) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2013 does not count
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beer pours a deep reddish amber with low retention and lacing, poured from a 12oz can. Immediately noticed strong grass and band-aids on the nose, overwhelmed even tasting, which seemed to be fairly true to style for a California Red ale. I will get another can from a different source and edit the rating.
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Pours deep reddish brown with a thin off-white head. Nose is dusty, papery, and watery. Hops are nowhere to be found. Flavor is more paper, grainy sour malt, woody, little bit of bloody steak. Never had a good experience with this beer after trying in numerous formats.
weissblau (17) - - DEC 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a fine beer, but nothing special. Low hop profile. Malty but with an extra molasses-like sweetness that surprised.
GT2 (8426) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz can. Clear reddish amber pour. Thick yellow head. Air freshener nose. Celery and minerals. Taste is lightly metallic, very minerally. Dry and bland like unsweetened tea. Tastes a bit like strawberry seltzer water. Eh.
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