bhensonb (10345) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours clear copper with a slight beige head. Aroma is fruit, malt, chocolate, spice. All mild tho. Med body, or nearly. Somehow the mix of flavors isn’t working right. Reminding me of an age old candy bar I didn’t really like very much. Never stopped me then, but it might now. There’s fruit and pepper and chocolate in the finish. Some citrus, I guess. But comparing this to a Flanders Red? Well maybe it is a bit tart. Still.
Tmoney99 (10080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured clear orange copper color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly diminished with fair lacing. Toasted malt and spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet spice flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft sweet beer.
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ hotel room. Amber pour with a white head. Grain, butter, and grass on the nose. Some apple, woody herbs, and lemon peel. Flavor is grainy. Lightly sweet, popcorn, a touch of butter, and some lemon. Light pepper, some herbs, and apple skin.
Ratman197 (9030) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of wheat, carmel, fruittiness and light spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of carmel, wheat, fruittiness and light tea with a crisp dry lightly tart finish.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap @ Black Bottle. Pours a hazy orangish red appearance with little head. Buttery, tangy red fruity, herbal aroma. Lots of green apple and butter in the flavor with some other light fruity elements to help a bit. All over the place and not very good.
Drake (7940) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a large creamy off-white head. Average head retention. Aroma of really nothing at all. Faint tart berries. The taste is tart berries and a bit of spice. Thin and slightly watery. Meh.
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours deep coppery brown with 1-finger tan head. Nose is earthy and brown sugary, with notes of toffee and hops. Tastes hoppy, floral, earthy, with some fruity tartness at mid-palate. Not much funk, but this one is not bad.
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Metallic malt aroma. Amber with moderate head. Sweet tart cherry/hibisucus malt flavor. Decent body. Okay - decent for a Blue Moon beer.
crossovert (6351) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Supposed to be "sour" My Ass! this one is pretty insipid, light spiciness but not much else.
DuffMan (6156) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Clear copper, medium off white head. The best single word to describe this beer is "delusional". To compare itself to a Flanders red ale is a joke. There are certain features here that, begrudgingly I agree, yes, also are present in that signature style. But the overall experience with this beer is weak and empty. The only thing to perk up a non-beergeeks attention is a mild tartness in the finish. If that person were then to have a true Flanders red put in front of them, they would never place the two in the same family.