Metalhead (613) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the sampler box. Did not pour it. Straight outta the bottle. Not bad. Not a fave style. Mild roast and malt back bone. OK beer not that impressive. It is what it is. Wasn’t paying attention and wasted my 600th rating on a very mediocre beer. WTF!
beastiefan2k (2082) - Lawrence (formely NYC), Kansas, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moving out of KS rate-a-poolza. 12oz bottle poured into a .25L Corsendonk goblet. Bottled on the 356th day of 2012. Best by 05/20/13. The store where I bought this fridges their beers.
Pours with a small head. Color is a ruby/orange dark copper. As the bottle of this bottle conditioned beer is emptied into the glass a very pretty hazy is created. A pretty damn cool color. Aroma is malt heavy but a moderate hoppiness peaks through. One complaint is a bit of a weird estery character behind all that. Flavor is better, lacks the estery character and just an amberish malt and hoppy mix. Eh, its an amber.
blipp (4784) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Lightly sweet malts, a hint bready, and even lighter toasty notes, with some floral and earthy bitterness. relatively well balanced, nothing offensive. Solid dry finish. Not bad.
gsmitty80 (1593) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice easy drinking amber with a great balance and good german hop additions gives it a round mouthfeel.
Fredis23 (94) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown Color. No Head. Tastes lightly sweet, lightly bitter and lightly sour. Average, just OK.
craig220 (289) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a clear amber with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, bread, toast, herbs, and not much else. Taste is caramel, bread, cereal, with a sweet and sour finish.
tylermgaddis (16) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
woohoo, rating no. 10! Bready, malty, perhaps biscuity. Caramel notes, good beer for converting friends not accustomed to craft beer. Gotta start somewhere!
JMerritt (1676) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Red amber in color with a very large, frothy, light tan head. Moderate malt aroma with some subtle spice akin to black pepper and a light sweet wheat tang at the end. Moderately sweet flavor that turns a little bitter and finishes with notes of sour grains. Rather watery palate with light carbonation.
jcnielsen (842) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours an amber color with off white head. Malty, caramel, nutty aromas. Nutty, malty, toffee flavors. A pretty average beer.
wxman (1175) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy orange/amber with a decent off white head. Malt and grass aroma. Taste is sweet malt, caramel and a butteriness. Only a slight bit of hop bitterness after the swallow. Tastes good and is well balanced, though a little on the thin side. Wish there was more flavor to it. A good session beer anyway.
beernbourbon (1148) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Pour is light, clear amber with a medium white head. Aroma is light caramel malt and a ton of bready yeast. Flavor is bready yeast and faint oxidation. Wow, not too good.