czar (5587) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
can - also labelled as farmhouse (!). pours hazy nicely golden orange with a small off-white cap, some retention and lacing. soft and faint citrus and pine, fruity - tad awkward - slightly rotten small red and yellow fruits - cherries perhaps, sweetish toasted malts and spicy sweet graininess, caramel, brett infection, spices. moderate carboantion, light body, very lightly tart, semi-sweet and short grassy-spicy-piney-citrusy finish. calling it farmhouse to camouflage and confirm lack of control? or maybe i’m misunderstanding.. blah.
JFGrind (1906) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark golden thin malt bodied Pale Ale with faint aroma. English ale tendencies in this session beer. Why the beer is named ’Porkslap’ or label says ’Farmhouse Ale’ is a mystery to me.
Nephilium (1487) - Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very faint malt aroma, pours a clear amber with a finger of white head. Some roasted malt flavor, with minimal hop notes. Light bodied, with a crisp finish. It’s drinkable, and beer, but there’s not much going on here.
brianairb85 (72) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can- reminds me of honey nut Cheerios and throw in some malt. Light amber in color. Overall very unique to the pale ale family.
TappanGordo (70) - New York, USA - MAY 31, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bought this one on name alone. From a can. Light amber in color. I think someone else said the aroma was like cherrios. I smelled that too. Somewhat bland in taste. Not a favorite.
Hidden_Pooch (410) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. I tried this because of the can. It was a nice a little quaff. With hints of honey, butter, and roasted malt, but all the just in the faintest. I wish I could have tasted the ginger more, but I guess that might ruin the style. It went well with the big greasy burger I had, very refreshing.
SG111 (511) - New York, USA - MAY 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
First review. Aroma is slightly floral, with bready character mixed in there. Nothing jumps out, kinda simple. Copper color. Light sweetness, light hop character. Nothing great, but it’s not terrible. It’s drinkable, but I won’t be running out and buying this one again. I had it on tap a few weeks ago, and the malt character was significantly more pronounced then.
johnnyb10 (2) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is my first review, so maybe I was being too critical, but I was very unimpressed at first. And I really noticed the bitter (sour?) lingering finish--almost like old Budweiser. But when I stepped back and just drank it, it wasn’t that bad. Decent mouthfeel. Kind of a fizzy, effervescent finish feel. I didn’t get any hops at all from this. It was all malty, or maybe even yeasty. I would drink it again, but I’m sure there are many, many beers of the same style that are much better at this price.
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Fra dåse, på toppen af The Standard, New York. Ravfarvet, klar med et lille off-white skum. Glat og karakterløs aroma af - tja, karamelsuppe og lidt støvede blomster. Venlig. Minder mere om en dansk classic end en "american farmhouse pale ale", sådan som etiketten prøver at bilde mig ind.
Guerde (1213) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Krampus can from UDBeernut, thanks!) Pours a light gold color with a thin white head. Aroma smells like cereal (kind of a honey-nut cheerios vibe) then abruptly, and without any rhyme or reason, switches to OFF! bug spray, maybe chlorine, and some cheap perfume. Flavor is better than the aroma (I was expecting the worst) with just a subtle honey-like sweetness, faint, papery hops, and a lingering, grainy finish. Mouthfeel is light and carb is ok. Overall this beer embodies the spirit of Secret Krampus.