scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light clear amber, some caramel malt, damp moss and metallic on the nose. Clear amber, lacks intensity. Digging this, rich caramel, smooth and lasting. Medium bodied, tasty and malt forward
BeerBunker (962) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle thanks to riversideAK. Pours amber with minimal white head that dissipates quickly. Lively carbonation. Aroma is of malt, pine, cheap scotch, grain, and hops. Taste is of sweet hops, pine and notes of cheap scotch. Has a nice biscuity malt backbone. Starts off very bitter due to all the earthiness, but you warm up to it after a few sips. Just a drinkable beer with enough flavor to keep you interested, but nothing more.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle] Pours a really nice clear reddish copper with a small beige head. Aroma is really grainy, some sweet malt, and lager yeast. Flavor matches pretty well with a lingering sweetness on the finish. Nothing special, but not too bad either.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of RiversideAK. Pours copper with a white head. Smells of caramel, roses, earthy, perfumey. Tastes spicy with lots of rosey hints and a nice fruity finish.
riversideAK (6103) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is very toasty with a touch of sweet caramel malts. Some crisp hoppy bitterness too. Pours reddish/copper with a thin head. The flavor is very toasty with a touch of sweetness and a super crisp hop bitterness in the finish. I really like the clean crisp bitterness in the finish. Lagers are under rated. It is not barrel aged with lacto and brett, so it cant be any good I guess...
robforbes (2173) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a clear copper-red with a thin white head, not much lacing.
smell of caramel, nuts, roasted malt.
taste is watery, caramel, nalt, nuts, roastiness, a little sweet, light carbonation.
overall really not much to it, kinda flat.
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This has a bit of a sweet aroma, some faint toasted caramel maltiness, a bit of citrus hoppiness. Definitely on the maltier side, with a bit of honey sweetness that lingers through into the finish. Not bad, but not great, but easy to drink.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from John’s Market Place in Portland, OR--Poured a thin amber body with a thick off-white head. Sweet, malty crisp nose with some biscuity character. Nothing special, but very quaffable and easy going.
theslats (6) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - MAY 31, 2008 does not count
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clean amber with a nice creamy head. Great head retention and a small bit of lacing. Slightly toasty malts with hints of honey and wheat bread. Some harsh tannins but not a deal breaker. Honey becomes more pronounced on the finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Sessionable beer but the flavors are a touch fatiguing.
mbgrayson (714) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2009 This one pours dark amber with a small head. This is a smooth, well done beer. Hops are subdued and it’s nicely balanced. This is a seasonal brew from the Bayern Brewery in Missoula. Generally available from February till April.