djd07 (7872) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper with medium off white head that lasts. The aroma is fruity, grass, wheat. Thin mouth, grain, caramel, earthy malt, light finish, good.
Neorej80 (487) - - FEB 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of peaches, pears, very fruity, champagnelike. Little cloudy golden/orange colour with a tiny white head. Flavours are pretty bitter and dry, underneath i taste plums, wood, and sourish/bitter hops. A bit caramel/malty aftertaste and tinckling on the tongue and cheeks. Nice!
Bosskie (688) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brown beer, weak head, lots of yeast.
Pear smell, metallic, salty, matje chlorine.
Taste is bitter watery. Warming, Nice bitterness, gentle fizz. Minerals, malty, subtle caramel. Bitter finish. Fruity salty.
ads135 (3870) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 6, 2016
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not sure if this beer was too old, but it seemed stale. Hefe in appearance and lightly citrusyness. Lots of hay and grass hops, earthy and unappealing at the end.
kaser (5103) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dank fruit and pear taste. Fruity and dry. Pretty good. Bottle at hopsmith. I like it
Damico (3107) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours grayish dark amber with a beige head. The entire profile reminds me of lemon dark tea. Aroma is quite malty and not overly sweet. Flavor had subtle lemon and sweet tea like malt flavors with a balanced more sweet than bitter ending.
PorterPounder (6892) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Savannah, Ga - Whole Foods - 500 ml bottle. Cloudy medium brown/dark orange pour with a bubbly off white head that clings to the edge of the glass. Aroma has some wort-like accents, some dates and raisins. Very earthy flavor, some yeasty accents, dates, raisins, some back end molasses. Thick enough mouthfeel.
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle - Copper pour with big chunks of suspended yeast flakes. It smells yeasty and malty. The flavor is of sweet, bready malt with yeast and caramel. Medium bodied. Decent.
hotstuff (4716) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated on 6-26-2015 (Bottle) This bottled pours a large foamy off-white head with a long retention, hazy amber body, fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is grassy, yeast and malt. The flavor is malt and grassy. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is light bodied. This is a session beer that does not have much character and is a bland tasting beer.
chinchill (3777) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle poured into lager glass. No bottle dating found. Some sediment remained stuck to the bottom of the bottle.
Pours lightly hazy, copper-orange in color. There is a lot of visible carbonation that rises to a moderate size, off-white head with good retention. Some streaks and spots of sticky lacing cling to the glass.
Aroma: Earthy and herbal hops with grains in about equal measure but with the hops a little more prominent than the malty aspects. Hints of yeast, honey and mild spices.
Taste: More malty/bready than the aroma indicates. Hints of honey and apple juice. Mild bitterness even on the finish
Feel: Medium carbonation and body, with both leaning towards a higher level. Smooth and soft.
Overall: a good beer for sure, but not as distinctive as the description (e.g., "unmistakable in character") suggests.