SHANER4 (454) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank this beer strait fron the bottle so I did not see color.
Aroma - toasted malt and grains
Flavor - crisp clean rich malty taste with pretty decent bitter hop bite,not bad!!
Palate - thin bodied with fizzy texture. Finish is mettallic and no aftertaste.
Overall - Fairly decent beer, had nice all around taste and easy drinkin’ beer!!
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
DecemBeer. Sample from a bottle shared by me. Amber orange, an off white head. Very floral spicy aroma, bready. Taste is floral, spicy, toasty.
madvike (2582) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at a hunting lodge in Spring Green, WI (yeah, weird, I know) - Pours amber with a cream colored head. The smell is wonderful -- light yeasty spice, flowery hops, and a light malt sweetness. Taste is very smooth, with some nice bready maltiness, a bit of hazelnut, and just a little spice. A light, dry floral bitterness evens it all out. There’s too much carbonation, but it’s pleasantly slick and a bit syrupy. Wonderful.
CanIHave4Beers (2908) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an orangish color with a big head lots of bubbles and plenty of good lace. The aroma is fruity and malty with nutty notes and a light malt sweetness. The flavor is more dry than sweet, a bit boozy with some light saltiness and some good noble hops. I know my rating makes it sound like crap, but I promise this is one fantastic little malty but dry lager.
arkurzynski (1396) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with thin head. Aroma is a combination of malt and citrusy/Saaz-like hops. Caramel malt flavor with slight roast hints. Spicy/citrus hop flavor. Warmth.
HonkeyBra (3113) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber pour with not much of a head. Aroma of crackers, caramel, grass. Good vienna malt flavors with crisp hops. Nice full mouthfeel. Fresh and lively on the palate. Really nice lager that doesn’t fuck around with goofy spices. This beer is like an agnostic’s Christmas .
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel-tinted amber body, lightly hazed, mildly carbonated under a short but persistent ecru head. Aromas herald Old Ale leanings, but that may be due to the cellaring over unknown months. Stale caramel, sour grassiness, Chinese sweet-and-sour. Full palate, both fluffy and syrupy. Flavor finds a nice Dunkel-malt sweetness (possibly a little too sweet) finished with a lemongrass sourness. I went back and changed the palate from a 4 to a 5 since Winter Skål holds true to its intention, of which I assume to be a "winter warmer". ~~~~~~~~ Purchased at Archer Liquors, Chicago, IL... quite some time ago.
drowland (5958) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’ve had this on tap at the brewpub and in the bottle elsewhere. Alright, but doesn’t stand up against other Winter selections. Reminds me of a pale ale but with extra malt to make it sweet.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a medium quickly dissolving tan head. Aroma of toasted Vienna malt and crystal malt. Taste of caramel, toasted malt, mild fruit and spices. A nicely done Vienna that goes down pretty easy.
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Very appealing pour. Deep gold to amber color, a bit hazy. Light rye bread-colored stiff head. Smell brings up pils and light crystal malt, some spice. Tasting brings up toasty malts, a hint of sweet cherry, of all things. Some phenol at the first sip, but that went away. Seems to be some wheat or rye in the malt. European hops prick my lips and tickle the middle of my tongue. Malty, but not overly sweet. A solid chunka brau indeed.