MikeJslc (671) - USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light copper, clear, off-white head. Malty, with some bread-crust Munich malt notes, a little toffee, some earthy/cellar Bierde de garde-like character, clean.
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Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL. Pours a clear, amber-orange colored body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is sweet and bready with a bit of a candy note. Some cherries, a few esters, a light yeasty spice, and a bit of a nutty caramel. Flavor is similar. Sweet malts with a candyish bread, slight nutty caramel, fruity esters, a bit of a cherry, and a light yeasty spice. Touch of herbal bitterness as this finishes smooth and clean with a slight dryness. Medium length aftertaste following a smooth, medium body and a soft, medium-light carbonation. Overall, a decent beer. Sweeter and bready with a light yeasty spicing and a bit of a fruitiness. Nicely made and easy drinking. Decent.
rlgk (9037) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Ginger Man, NYC. Amber beer with A nice rich head. Floral nutty aroma, hay, grapes, roasted, some cocoa, vinous, some herbal notes. Malty hazelnut flavor, floral, herbal, fruity notes, somewhat bitter finish with nuts, vanilla, hay, bread and caramel.
ben4321 (3473) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: 750 ml bottle from Buy Rite, 9/7/12
Aroma: The nose is sweet malts, fruity, caramel/toffee, bread, spice, and a little bit of booze
Appearance: It pours a clear burnt reddish-orange color with a lasting beige head and medium lace
Flavor: The taste is fairly sweet, it is heavily malty, with some fruity notes, and something off in the finish
Palate: The body is medium, with average carbonation, an alright feel, and a slightly off finish
This beer will now mark the start to the weekend for me, and thank goodness, because for a short week, this was a long week. Anyway, this beer was alright, but it wasn’t particularly good.
AirForceHops (2592) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ Sunset Grill and Tap. Amber in color with good head retention. Aromas are honey and sweet malt. Taste shows the sweet malt again with a very light fruit note; I have a hard time defining. The finish as a strange artificial sweetener taste. I really liked the beer the first few sips. However, the bizarre artificial sweet taste really turn me off as I continued to drink it.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours with a crystal clear amber hued body with a large tan head. Aromas are spicy, sweet cherries, pits, plums, estery. Mild phenolic character. Lightly bready malt. Tons of bright fruit esters for a BdG. Flavors are sweet, musty, cherry, cotton candy, lots of esters and sweet overall. Medium carbonation. Medium complexity. Misses the mark for me personally.
Thechasm442 (287) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to a duvel tulip. Pours a clear copper amber with 2 fingers of frothy off white head and decent lacing. Aroma is of caramel, bread, almond, cherries, and faint pine. Taste is very nutty up front. It gives way to vanilla, caramel, toffee, and more breadiness. Thin mouthfeel and easy to drink. Pretty good.
swoopjones (5253) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at Blue Monk. Orange copper pour, Aroma of sweet fruity yeastiness, orange toffee and a touch of wet cardboard. Orange marmalde, wet cardboard, sweet fruitiness. Flat mouthfeel. OK
brokensail (9855) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour is amber in color with a finger of khaki head. Very sweet on the nose. Lots of toffee, caramel, and brown sugar. Somewhat toasty, light vanilla notes, lots of spice, and a moderate fruitiness (mostly stone fruits). The flavor is also on the sweet side. Banana, peach, and a touch of golden raisin. Light spiciness along with a strong toasted bread and sugar character. A touch of caramel and toffee, and a very light floral hoppiness.
Sammy (8033) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed on tap at Novare Res. Cloudy peach appearance, with lots of foaming head, and good lace. Malty aroma. Decent and drinkable biere de Garde, though not my favourite in the style. Some fruit: orange and pineapple. Appropriate carbonation.