madvike (2907) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - Clear amber pour with cascading bubbles that rise to a creamy off-white head. Nose is lightly nutty toasted bread, with a bit of carmel sweetness. Restrained pine, grass, and herbal hops. Taste has bitter citrus and pine hops throughout, that bite a little too much for my taste. Alcohol is present too, which belies the mild toastiness of the base malt. A bit spicy, with a bit of sweetness, but other than the booziness this doesn’t feel like a big beer. Totally disjointed, even through the long finish as the malt and hops seem blown out of balance by the heat. Medium-bodied and slick, with ample carbonation. Pretty disappointed in this one.
Aubrey (3453) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toasty and rich with a moderate amount of sweetness (brown sugar, nuts, toffee and toast) and a healthy amount of hops to boot (earthy, herbaceous, grassy). In the end, a malty sweetness prevails, though. Slightest nip of grapefruit in the background. Solid, cozy beer.
Lemke10 (826) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I picked up as part of a M&M 6pk from Woodman’s in Sun Prairie late summer 2012.
Pours a reddish/orange color with a slight off-white head. Scent is mild with malts and slight hint of hops. Taste is bold with wheat, rye, and hops. After taste is slightly crisp and bitter. Drinks smooth but has a good grain taste that is hard to pass up. Made quite well!
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a very dark amber with about a half finger of white head. Aroma of pine and citrus with a hint of caramel. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Lots of pine and citrus with a little caramel. Medium bodied with a sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, pretty good. I would drink this one again.
cbfobes (2349) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at local restaurant, pours a dark copper with a thin off white head and spotty lacing, the aroma is heavy on the caramel and malt with a tad bit of hop presence, the flavor is mostly sweet with the caramel and malt taking over with a slight amount of citrus and hops in the finish, really boring through out the entire drink, meh.
thooper41 (548) - BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle: Appearance is a reddish brown with quick fading off white head. Aroma is of hops and some caramel malt. Taste is an interesting mix of hops and some caramel.
BVery (6984) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Friar Tuck in Peoria, IL. Mostly clear reddish amber pour with a spotty white head. Mild caramel, and a heavy dose of artificial sweetener. Ooff, the sweetener. This isn’t very drinkable.
tia (1012) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Copper with cream head and lacing. Had almost a floral note plus honey and citrus and grain. Lightly sweet then balanced with a dry finish. Light dry finish.
wlajwl (4066) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is citrus, slight pine and mild sweetness. The flavor is grapefruit, citrus, an undercurrent of malts, fruit and a long and bitter finish.
pintocb (646) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red color.....duh. Aroma is caramel and pine. It’s a bit flat, and the body is thin like its been puking up dinner for a modeling job.