PhillyCraft (5076) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at blackback care of Lauren. Iím Pours copper color with small off white head. Not much lace. Notes of plum, cherry wine, malt, and wall paper. Medium body with light carbonation. Not good
markextrae (3145) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample, deep orange colour with a two finger eggshell head. nose if for west coast term quite fruity, citrus, caramel, grapefruit, slight sweet peach note, still some amount of pine in the back. sweet mouthfeel. dry, ok.
mfhennig (270) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2016 Thanks to Jerry in Minnesota for this one. Poured from a really nice looking aluminum bomber, a nice deep golden color with a frothy eggshell head, and some nice lacing. A surprisingly bready, malty aroma. Flavor has some maltiness and a mildly bitter finish.I thought that I would really dislike this beer but it was a pleasant surprise.
RW80 (1787) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
65cl alu-bottle. Appearance: A hazy dark orange golden with a medium good lasting beige head. Aroma: hops, peach, citrus, toasted malt. Taste: Moderate sweet, very malty, grain,fruity hops and peaches, caramell some grass, and pine. A bit of alcohol in the aftertaste.
Medium body, average carbonation.
weissbierdrinker (18) - - FEB 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The alu bottle is great. Beer itself had a good appearance with stable foam, and great hop notes. Palate was good and similar to other lagers.
melush (2231) - SPAIN - JAN 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 65cl / Botella 65cl.
@ The Beer Garden Store, Madrid, EspaŮa.
A: Amber / Ambar.
T/S: Hops, malt, sweet, citrusy / Lupulo, malta, dulce, citrico.
SeniorZozo (810) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tasting session Budapest. It poured an amber color with a tan head. The aroma was of floral hops with some caramel and pale malts. The taste was similar with a touch of oak. Nice.
asedzie (783) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2016 22 oz bottle. On big discount here in minnesota - Iím sure they thought that this NW camping beer would sell here - so sorry - we upper midwest city slickers failed the test. Oh well - itís 1.99 for a 22 oz so I canít complain. Pours dark amber - a bit hazy, obviously craft beer - slight off-white head. Nose is spicy with a bit of pine hop notes. Flavor is full, just a bit of sweet maltiness before an onslaught of piney hops. Good stuff, ale-like, but an incredibly good NW strong lager that can turn heads.
probstblueribbon (3571) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glass at Blackback Pub. Clear ruby copper with a tight tan head. Caramel, toffee, trusted marshmallow, pine and resin hops, berry fruits, dry with pretty good bitterness and a quite malty and pine/resin hop finish. Nice.
jamestulloch (3015) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Fyne Alesí brewery tap. Clear body with a thick off-white head. Steady carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of lemon, orange zest and sweet malt. Flavour of bitter hops, grapefruit, white sugar and salted bread. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Theyíve been far too heavy-handed with the hops in this - itís bitter and astringent. And it looks very dark for the style.