JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2008 Bottle. Pours amber, clear, with a two fingered off white head int a Sam Adams lager glass. Aroma is a bit of sweet malt mixed in with a nice hoppy floral aroma, though understated. Flavor is nice and basic: very drinkable balance of malt, caramel up front fading into a nice dry, hoppy bite at the end. Versatile, drinkable beer.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Løvbjerg, Aarhus
Beautiful orange-copper colour with distnct white head. The malt suits the hopping well
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Carringtons, Didsbury, Manchester. Pours a copper colour with an off white head. Sweetish aroma with elements of malt, hops and caramel. Malty taste, decent body. Slightly bitter, hoppy finish. Very drinkable.
yumyum (221) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2008 pours almost a coppery colour with white head. goes down nice. a solid hoppiness Has a nice (albeit short)finish which makes it very drinkable. Good flavour. not overly bitter and not too sweet. a solid brew
Illuminatus (92) - Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
341mL bottle from the LCBO. Pours dark gold, with a large off-white head. Soft malty aroma. Flavour of dryish malt with nicely assertive hops (with just a touch of citrus in the opening).
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at the Magician, New York City. This was served too cold, of course, but it’s still a classic beer: full-flavoured with a nice sweet malty base and a long, dry finish. I had this several times on my recent visit to New York and it made me wish (and I know that this is sacrilege for a Camra member) that there were decent keg beers widely available in the Britain so I wouldn’t have to drink John Smith’s or Guinness when I go to bars with no cask beers.
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear reddish amber with a thick creamy white head. Aroma is honey with a bit of hops. The flavor is malty with a nice little hop kick to it. Somewhat grassy on the finish. Pretty decent lager.
IPAGargoyleGuy (140) - Troy, NY, New York, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not usually a big fan of lagers, but the extra hops in here really make it pretty good. Grassy and slightly sweet with a toffee malt flavor.
ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly nutty with a nice malt base that was fairly sweet but not overly so. A good amount of hops as well. Very solid business.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle: Poured a golden honey color with a suitable white top. The aroma is a delicate balance of honey and caramel malt and grassy and piney hops. Soft and inviting. Drinks easy with a subtle dose of sweet malts and rindy hops. Finishes slightly bitter and leaves me wanting more. Good.