Oakes (14668) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2003
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2005 Golden-amber colour. Aroma is light, fruity (guanabana), faintly malty. Malt is much more assertive in the flavour - a slightly sticky, chewy caramelized pale malt like the beer had a four hour boil. Slight alcohol note in the sweet, chewy finish.
bhensonb (13508) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Archer Liquors. Pours copper with a little creamy/bubbly white head. Aroma of lightly roasted malt with a touch of something like citrus. Medium plus body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is definitely lightly roasted malt with some hop bitter for balance. Hop is floral/earthy rather than citrus/pine. Fairly tasty.
Tmoney99 (12986) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark golden color with an average light brown head that mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate caramel toasted tart fruit aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Good balanced tart fruit malty flavor with a medium smooth sweet finish of moderate duration. Good doppelbock.
argo0 (12772) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) Large off-white head atop a crystal clear apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bread/caramel, grain, herbal/grassy, floral, apricot. Taste is moderately sweet, bread/caramel, herbal, candi sugar, light alcohol, banana, corn. Dryish alcohol finish. Medium-full body with some stickiness. Rather drinkable for style.
Ratman197 (12540) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering off white head. Aromas of carmel, honey, biscuits and a hint of spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, honey, light fruittiness and a hint of spice with a smooth sweet finish.
bu11zeye (12517) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear copper body with an average-sized creamy long lasting off-white head. Aroma of caramel, grass, and malt. Flavor of creamy malt and caramel.
BeerandBlues2 (11659) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with an average, fizzy off-white head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel), light hop (grass), average yeast (leaves, earth) with notes of plum and dates. Medium bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and an astringent finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear amber, thin fine off white head, nice drippy lace, sweet candy aroma, creamy body, nice sweet carmel flavor, light bitterness in the finish, simple but tasty
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
hopdog (10731) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with Styles (thanks!). Poured a medium an clear golden color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of oranges, nectarines, caramel and very light spices. Tastes of the same. Lively body that was on the thin side.
Dogbrick (10695) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Eurostash tasting on 04/30/09: The beer is a mostly clear golden-amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Caramel malt, yeast and fruit in the nose. Medium body that is almost syrupy at times. Flavors of malt, caramel and fruit with underlying yeast and very little hops. The finish is fruity with a toasty malt aftertaste. Decent overall.