Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear amber color, medium tan head, nice lacing. Aroma of caramel and light spice. Taste is spiced butterscotch. Not bad.
fiercepanda (387) - Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A clear red amber beer with a small off-white head. The aroma is herbal, citrusy, and grainy. The flavor is quite floral with some pine and sweet malt taste, but definitely full flavored. Not great, but enjoyable enough.
blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear ruby gold. Thin but sticky white head. Very un-wintery aroma of peaches and apricots, along with a note of sugary frosting from a cake or muffin. Flavor is sweet up front, and then a slick hoppy bitterness lingers on the tongue. Maybe a bit metallic. This brew sweetens a lot as it warms. At the end of the glass I was not enjoying it as much.
CampesinoTino (690) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a ruby-hued gold color with a half-inch of sudsy head. The aroma is mostly floral hops, grapefruit and caramel malt. The taste is spicy, herbal hops and orange citrus upfront followed by some dried mango, pine, caramel and earthy malt notes. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with strong carbonation and finishes with more sweet citrus then hops bitterness. Definitely one of the hoppier winter brews out there and a good choice for a weekend amongst the mountains and snow.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Caramel oats and cereal grain aroma and taste with a sharp grainy finish.
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from World Market: Not very good. Pours yellow with a fizzy head. Aroma and flavor of cereal.
RobertDale (2623) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear amber with a nice off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, citrus, spices and piney hops. Taste is piney hops, malt and citrus. Some alcohol presence. Decent.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear gold with a bit of white head, aroma is hoppy and spicy with some pine, light bitterness, bit of malt, pretty decent.
jgb9348 (4294) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light copper coloured body with a honey golow and a nice, thick dense off-white head with a nice lace leftover. Aroma of strong, bright citrus and grapefruit hops, yeast, apricots, coriander seed, curacao, honey and some pungent malt - very nice indeed. Medium-bodied; Biting hop flavour at first with a good malt backbone, some light yeast flavours, a touch of bright sweetness and a little alcohol flavour near the end. Good yeast and honey flavours to finish it off and a little light hoppiness in the aftertaste. Overall, a good beer - not too strong and not too weak, but a good beer for the season and a variation from the typical, roasted malt beer during this time of the year - nice! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchantís in Dearborn, Michigan on 16-January-2011 for US$2.59 sampled at home in Washington on 12-March-2011.
daknole (8013) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber pour, off white head. Lots of caramel malt, light hops, cracker aroma. Flavor is caramel, toffee, light faded hops.