dwm1034 (634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured red with thin head...from singles rack at piggly wiggley ... Bit of hops upfront with sweet / caramel in middle...tasty.
HighWine (951) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to pilsner glass at a hotel. Copper color pour, foamy white head with decent lace. Sweet. Read malt and hop fragrance. Taste is burnt caramel and resinous hops. More flavor than I expected. Quite quenching. Nice.
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jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours amber with about a finger of white head. Aroma of caramel and light floral hops. Taste is light bitter. Floral and pine hops with a little caramel. Light bodied with a thin texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. I would drink this one again.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a pint glass.
3.5 A: Clear orange amber color. One fingers of frothy white head. Retention is about average and a short ring of lacing is left.
3.0 S: Grainy malts with a light toastiness and a touch of earthy hoppiness. Otherwise, clean without a lot going on.
3.5 T: Like the nose, this is grainy and toasty. A bigger hop presence is found though. Earthy flavor with a moderate bitterness.
3.0 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Upper end of what I want the carbonation to be, but the bigger problem is that it’s a bit bity. Otherwise okay.
3.0 D: Solidly average brew. That’s about all there is to say.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-11-2012 19:45:45
wlajwl (3816) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is sweetish malts and a hint of graham cracker. The flavor is malts, medium caramel and a sweet and smooth finish.
Dogbrick (7971) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at Local Option. Reddish-amber pour with a medium off-white head that diminishes slowly to a film. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of caramel malt and hops. Light body with flavors of mild floral hops, butterscotch and malt. The finish is short and sweet with a caramel malt aftertaste. Pretty average overall.
mrjaxson (290) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Caramel dominates the aroma and a mild sweetness from the malts carries through the taste, although it does tussle a bit with bitter hops. A nice-looking beverage that loses its head soon after the pour. It’s in the middle of the Central Waters pack.
tmoreau (2380) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Argus in Madison, WI., and dispensed to a shaker showing a hazed, brownish amber, off white, creamy head foam, and a nicely clingy, sprayed appearance to the lacing. The aroma was mainly mid-fruit as apricot or peach, some light sweetness, and smooth malt. The flavor added medium, earthy, but not overbearing hop bitterness and a light wisp of soapiness. Decently carbonated and basically sessionable.
Frank (2830) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This pours a mostly headless orange amber. It is a nice dry but still malty ale which is quite mild but w/o being entirely bland. It finishes w/ a woody bitterness. Maybe not a stand out but better than average.
Scipio (690) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear, dark red with a short lasting white head. Aroma is bready and malty, but most apparent is a nutty scent. Taste is slightly hoppy. Nuts overpower other flavors, although bread, caramel, and malts are present. Buttery aftertaste. Altogether, the taste is somewhat weaker, as well as off. More of a watery palate.