tommy8768 (120) - Litlle Compton, Rhode Island, USA - APR 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber color, not much head. Has a malty, nutty taste with very slight hop bitterness, Maybe a hint of smoke as well. Very good.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of shadey. Fiery transparent amber with tan head that fades to ring almost instantly. Aroma very muted, light toasted grainand faint caramel. Flavor exactly as aroma indicates, with tiniest bit of hop esters in the finish. Very easy drink just very subdued. Probabaly a really good crossover beer.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep amber with a thin white head. Aroma of slight hops, sweet malts, and slight smokeyness. Flavor is malty, sweet, slight notes of smokyness, slight bitter finish, nothing great here, but not bad. Forgetable.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was an above average vienna in my book. Murky, burnt caramel colored beer. Nose has a nice acrid smokiness that is subtle. Roasted grains. Melba toast and a little bit of gorgonzola. Flavors reflect this with a nice hop floralness in the backpalate. An interesting interpretation of the style.
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at the Sports Bar, John F Kennedy Airport 28/09/2005
Golden amber coloured and hoppy. Slightly nutty flavoured roast malt finish.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad overall, was a deep amber color, slightly grainy/grassy in both aroma and flavor, hops were almost undetectable. Was easy to drink, I just wish it was either less grainy and more roasted (darker) or more sweet.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2006
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Courtesy of Shadey
While this is exactly without an aroma it is low enough in intensity that if it were a fart no one could pinpoint enough to lay blame at any one person. Vaguely hoppy is all I can say. Tea colored..thin filmy white head. Slight metallic tinge int he fore yields to a fairly toasty (hey like the name) grain flavor with mild hop notes and a tinge of sweetness.
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 15, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with shadey, thanks Shane!) "For brewery fresh taste, purchase before Jan, 2006." For some reason, I was expecting a really good amber lager, but this is as ordinary as ordinary can get. Lightly sweet and caramely, but mostly just generically malty with a balancing hop bitterness. In fact, not even all that flavorful period. Vaguely malty and caramely nose isn’t winning me over either. Medium bodied, barely, but clean on the palate, and with good carbonation. Golden amber color shows only slight haziness, and the half inch or so of off-white head settles to small ring while leaving no lacing on the glass. Totally ho-hum.
jimhilt (2441) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 30, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a two-fingered cream head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Clear amber color. Weak malty/hoppy nose. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Starts sweet but hops dominate finish. Moderately bitter after taste. $1.95 for a 12oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.
imzugzug (103) - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow/amber color with a nice head. Light aroma and flavor. Malty but toasted? Was I supposed to taste that? I didn’t. Light and refreshing. Would make a good porch sipper.