TAR (2599) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Packaged on 4/14/16, consumed on 5/8/16. Golden orange. Fleeting white head settles into the wispiest collar. Pleasant nose of marmalade-kissed toast, vanilla cookie, creamed coffee, and hay dust. Trace of melanoidins is marred by hints of marzipan and fruit chews. Light tickle of loose-bubbled carbonation. Fluffy malt textures inundate the palate, backed by a gripping contrast of toasted pumpernickel bread and softer tobacco. Hint of sweet pecan accentuates the earthy medley of flavors. Subtle tartness and a slippery orangey fruitiness quickly emerge and hamper the drinkability as the body takes on a distracting limpness and sugary sweetness. A smattering of dusty melanoidins pokes through at times as the malt is thoroughly extracted. Well integrated hops show a fairly high level of oily flowery petal notes as well as an elegant and rustic tealike effect, although the sweetness is unassuaged. Rich, but wet, maltcentric finish is dabbed with an aniseed-like hoppiness and lingering spicy tobacco. I’m a bit surprised by the mediocrity of this, after having consumed several cans of the superlative pils. The malt does boast moderate depth from this having been decocted, but it’s too sweet and unclean to drink much of. Nice aroma, but that’s about it. Okay. Thanks for the can, Sledutah.
ogre71 (260) - Utah, USA - SEP 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Snowbirds Octoberfest pours a clear amber with a one finger head good malty caramel flavors smooth, very drinkable
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Bohemian. Light amber pour with a white head. Bready, toasty malts dominate. Some mild floral hops and a bit of fruity ester qualities. Slight caramel to it, too. A bit more bitter than I’d normally expect. Still, really nice malt sweetness and bready character. Nice.
queenholly (3609) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ brewery. Light caramel malt aroma. Clear copper with a large off-white head. Caramel malt and grassy hops flavor. Body on the light side of medium, soft carbonation.
slowrunner77 (9232) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Kinda surprised by this one. Not a big fan of the style but the floral hop/toasted malt balance was done well. Head to head was almost better than the pilsner..."
BelgianBeerGal (3672) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Straight from the can in Salt Lake. That’s a strange tasting vienna. It really doesn’t have much of a malt or hop note but instead an almost tart flavor. Not offensive, just odd for the style. Refreshing.
PorterPounder (6986) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Green River, UT - Ray’s Tavern - on tap. Dark golden sparkling pour, snow white head. Malty wort-like aroma. Flavor has some caramel, some nuttiness, some buttery notes in the back end. Crisp refreshing mouthfeel. Hit the spot after a morning of hiking in Utah.
travita (4754) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. The look is a clear, beige colored head, and orange copper colored. The smell is grainy, malt, bread, and floral. The taste is sweet, malt tang, grain, and bread.
jkwalking05 (4534) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz can. Amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of caramel, malt, light nuttiness, and bread. Taste is the same.
hayduke (4463) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Obtained in a trade. This can foamed a lot on opening. Poured gold in color with a huge white head and little lacing .Nose of toast and some light hops. Light in body. Flavor is malty and there is some floral hops. Finish is light citrus and some bitterness, but basically fades away. Pretty average beer.