Leighton (16286) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home in Salisbury, CT - who knows where I got this. Pours crystal clear, dark gold, lightly effervescent with a moderate, foamy white head. Sugary bread, caramel and ripening fruits in the nose. Medium sweet flavor with candied fruits, orange, sugary bread, minimal bitterness, a bit of caramel. Medium bodied with average carbonation and lightly creamy texture. Sweet finish, somewhat one-dimensional, with further caramel, bready and sugary malts. Perhaps a touch syrupy at points. Honestly, though, this isn’t bad. It quite reminds me of a mild, German dunkel, or just a basic amber lager.
yngwie (16045) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 22oz. A clear, golden beer with a small, white head. The aroma is sweetish and lightly fruity, rather uninspired. The flavor pretty much the same, fruity and lightly sweetish, a faint bitterness chiming in. Short finish. Most definitely not worth a revisit. 130811
brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber colored pour with a white head. Sweet bread, banana, yeast, a bit of water, and some grain. Light apple and metallic notes, some slight tartness, too. Flavor has a surprising amount of banana, which is nice. Toasted malt, bread, and yeast. Lightly metallic and tart on the finish.
bhensonb (13228) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 23, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from a Grocery Outlet. Pours light, clear amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is lightly yeasty with a suggestion of hop. Med minus body. Flavor is actually not too grainy, but it drops off to a bit papery. Hop is clearly present, but there’s not enough to make this interesting. Nifty label tho.
Earlier Rating: 11/5/2012 Total Score: 3.3
Bottle from a Grocery Outlet. Pours light amber gold with a creamy white head. Aroma of malt and mild/light spicy hop. Med body. Flavor is caramel/bready with noticeable noble hop - seems a bit spicy to me. It’s well balanced, maybe even bending to the dry side. Tastes pretty good, and it drinks quite nicely.
Tmoney99 (12746) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark amber color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced sweet flavor with medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Worth trying agian.
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(12 oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of cardboard, grain, and caramel. Flavor of grain, cardboard, caramel, and earth. Tastes so black.
Ratman197 (12156) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of carmel, bread and fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread and light carmel with a crisp finish.
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2013
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle thanks to Blipp shared at tasting at my house. Pours gold with white head. Nose and taste of paint, sweet malt and corn chips. Light bodied.
jcwattsrugger (11752) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle-during CBC-white-yellow/gold. A-sweet grain/corn. T-sweet grain/corn, some spice hops. 4/3/5/3/10=2.5 Based on its creative work 3/3/4/3/8=2.1
BeerandBlues2 (11474) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber with a small, frothy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is toast and grain malt with earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium to light body and medium carbonation.