SphinxTX (2846) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2008 I had read reviews of this beer and it prevented me from buying it....I gave in..I honestly think some of these people are lying...First off, I taste NO CORN, I do not think any was used.....It is not "Golden" either.....Im not a huge fan of this brewery, just to note......I think some on here are trying to compare it to the original lager or just snobes against Budweiser, we need to be open minded on here.....Now, for rating it as a doppelbock, this is actually pretty good....Pours a nice dark amber color with very nice off-white head that has decient retention....Im drinking it now.....has laced the glass....Aroma of sweet malt with a light dark roast aroma as well....Flavor is sweet and malty, and ofcoarse, some dark roast....this beer is nicely carbonated as well, has some body to it.......This is a good beer, and the best I have tried from Budweiser......this should be the beer we buy off the shelves on a regular basis....but they would lose money due to the majority of the world prefering beer with no flavor.....so sad......also, as a note, why is the color of the beer in the picture golden when this is a dark amber?????
ross (1943) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Daniel. Thanks. I dont really know what is going on with that picture of this beer - this stuff is no where near yellow like that. Dark brown color with a light brown head on it. Some sweet and rich flavors in the smell, caramel and not really alot of hop presence. Tastes good, sweet and easy to drink. There is alot of beer in this bottle, so either be thirsty, or split it with several people. Really underrated; I think people rate it based on the fact that it is an AB product. Proof that AB can release a good beer, too bad they do not do it often.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite possibly the best brew i have drank from AB. pours out a clean dark brown color with a nice beige head. aroma was sweet and rather malty. flavor was very much the same. finish was clean and the alcohol was nicely hidden. over all a good beer. Bottle was huge.
rustbucket0873 (240) - Krikville, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2008
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A very nice looking package and bottle. Pours a light golden color with a frothy then turning fizzy white head. Reminiscent of a bock, with sticky sweet maltiness. Grainey, pale and full of rice on the grain
MadMan (497) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. 2007. Split with a few friends. Pours a copper amber with initial big beige head that quickly disapears. Aroma is sweet and full of caramel with some faint vegetable. Flavor is full of malt, sweet, with caramel throughout. Faint herbal notes as well as maple and other faint and possibly dark fruit notes. It was hard to get through the alcohol and sweetness though. Mouthfeel was on the syrupy flat side. Not unpleasant although hard to finish the glass. It just seemed overbearing with sweetness and alcohol without enough flavor to back it up.
BigMilly8 (382) - Holiday, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
From bottle : Thought i would pick up a bottle just for shits and giggles, it was only 5 bucks and total wine. Pours a clear semi-dark amber color, with a finger of white head, only after a very aggressive pour. Smell of very faint caramel, and some corn. Taste is incredable bland, and horrid. Medium body and a smooth palate, but i found nothing special about this. This probably became available to the public because the brewmasters familys were sick of them bringing it home for the holidays.
GreatLibations (1831) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2008
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2008 Pours dark amber honey with a two finger head that doesn’t hang around long. A thick, spattered ring follows the glass all the way around. Strong atomas of sweet oak. Full nectar w/ chewy, almost creamy soft effers. This is a extremely malt forward brew. Bacon fat decadence fill all the gaps in my teeth. Woh Nelly! A huge maple character explodes throwing nuances of caramel, cherry, toast, and skank. Theres a defined bitter peachpit component that digs in but doesn’t do it’s job. The finish is...still finishing leaving a cloying sweetness to scrape off.
Ibrew2or3 (5741) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Courtesy of Degarth. Thanks? Pours clear copper with tan head. The aroma is blandish with muted dates that have been festering in the sun for who knows how long. I also sensed faint roasted malts and vague hops. The taste is mild and medium – middle of the road sweet dark fruitiness followed by creamed corn, cereal and a bit of booze. There is a mild hop and metallic note near the finish.
Sammy (7026) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A peachy colour with sizzly initial head. Fizzy carbonation, medium mouthfeel with some fruit like matter in it. Not too drinkable, but better than I expected.I did not quite like it, thanks for the sample Dan from Oak Park Buy Rite.
bhensonb (8954) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2007 bottle. Opened with a spurt of wet gas. Aroma is roasted malt with some grassy hop. Beautiful mahogany color with an impressive beige head. Medium body with fizzy/creamy carbonation. The flavor is roasted caramel with some balancing bitter. The alcohol is a bit up front. The finish is not all that dry, and there is some grass or veg from the hop. It is definitely peppery or spicey in a light way. The flavor improves with continued consumption. A nice effort for AB, and I think the ratings would be higher if the bottle came from somewhere in Germany.