nickd717 (4059) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle thanks to ben4321.
Pours dark but translucent reddish-brown with a 1.63-finger light tan head that leaves great lacing and thick spotty foam.
The aroma is very nice, with rich bready notes, molasses, toast, and dark fruits.
The flavor has a good dark fruitiness to it, plum and prune especially, with molasses and spice as well. A slight metallicity on the finish, but good besides that. Some sweetness, but this is restrained.
Slightly dry on the palate with medium body and appropriate carbonation.
Pretty solid dunkelweizen overall. Not amazing, but enjoyable.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark copper with a tan head. Smells of dark fruit, some earthy hints. Tastes nutty and sweet with some spicy hints on the finish.
ben4321 (5484) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
September 2009 Beer of the Month Club , 10/25/09
Aroma: The nose is somewhat mild, but has some interesting components, some nuts, fruit, brown sugar, bread/biscuit.
Appearance: This one pours a nice hazy brownish color, minimal head, and just a really small amount of light, spotty lace.
Flavor: The taste is relatively similar to the smell, but without the fruitiness. It’s basically nutty and biscuit malts, and fairly thin.
Palate: The body is a bit lighter then I was expecting, and the mouthfeel is fairly thin (disappointingly so) and a touch watery.
While this isn’t a bad beer, it certainly could have been better. Bad news for this one is I just polished off a really nice, complex beer previously. Anyway, I like that they attempted this style, as the Beer of the Month Club generally sends me less interesting styles. While we are here, the commercial description is missing, so I’ll add that too.
**Just submitted a Photo for this one as well, as it was missing one.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle (Thanks again to Pam for the beer of the month club membership). I first have to say that the bottles of these buzzard bay brews are pretty cool looking. The beer wasn’t quite as interesting as I hoped based on the bottle, but I suppose that’s not surprising. Some nutty, buttery grains in the aroma, as well as caramel malts, bread, and small amount of fruity wheat. Poured with a small white head, light-medium opacity, and dark butterscotch brown in color. The initial sip is a bit light on flavor, but this picks up toward the finish. Nothing really incredibly interesting on the taste, but it is very drinkable and is a nicely balanced malty brew. Some flavor notes of dark malted grains, light nutty molasses, light medium sweet fruits, and some earthy bittering hops. So overall, nothing terribly exciting but well made and easy to drink.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 12oz. Hazy orangish brown under light but under regular light is a hazy dark brown with faint hue of orange red. Head is thin but creamy light beige color. Aroma is malty and sweet, lightly earthier tones. Overall, a fairly subdued aroma. Flavor is a roasted biscuit malt taste. Clean flavor with some malt depth. Hop at end makes fairly bitter but lingering finish.