fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Spuyten Duyvil, New York
Hazy amber color: Creamy aroma, malt and straws. Smooth mouthfeel, reasonable malt flavor, medium-light body, light vanilla touch; low bitterness. Pleasant.
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home .... thanks to nimbleprop for this one .... copper ...thin white lacing .. sweet malt lager nose ... sweet lagery again malt ... light hop ... really not my thing
Travlr (11835) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark golden amber color, medium tan head. Aroma of fresh hay, light pepper, flowers. Taste has biscuit, subtle black pepper, apple, pear. Very nice.
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, thanks nimbleprop. Small off-white head atop clear light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, strawberry, light caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, strawberry, light bread/caramel. Light-medium body, slightly watery.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours an offwhite head with gold color. Aroma is grain. Taste is malt, Irish style hops. OK carbonation.
rlgk (10518) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Rattle&Hum, NYC. Malty, fruity, bready aroma, sicy, biscuits, apples and pears, hop notes, some grass. Malty caramel flavor, banana, pear, hay, some pepper. Bitter finish, spicy and with some citrus. Thin bodied and a bit boring.
BeerandBlues2 (9691) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear copper with a medium, creamy off-white head, long retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt, dates, and light spicy hops. Flavor is melanoidin malt dominant, light hops and bitterness, a clean lager character and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Drake (8550) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear amber color with a one-finger head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma is slightly nutty and grainy lighty toasty caramel with a faint stone fruit note. Taste is toasted malts, caramel, plum and other stone fruits and a faint nutty note. Finish of faint, muted hops. Medium bodied.
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2006
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
64 oz growler. Amber colur with some thin white head. Aroma shows thin maltiness and some of the same metallic/acrid smoky character that I find in several of their seasonal products of late. A bit of caramel and some appley notes. Flavour is thin-bodied, some toast and astringent hop bitterness. Pretty poor really.
DocLock (7860) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at DRE. Pours dark straw with off-white head. Nose is malt, midl brown sugar and hops. Tastes of malt, brown sugar, hops, a bit watery, with a smooth but not terribly complex finish, and some diacetyl noted also.