SHANER4 (483) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 12oz. - Poured orangish copper color with small white head.
Aroma - sweet caramel malt, fresh plums, cereal and cloves.
Flavor - sweet malt, similar to many scottish ales I’ve had. Goes down smooth, not bad!!!
Palate - Light body, creamy smooth texture. Carbonation is soft and finish is abrupt and lingers awhile!
Overall - Easy drinkin’ beer, cheap and worth$$$ a try!!
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of mother in law. Mellow malt aroma with some spice in the mix. Body color darker shade of gold with decent head. Carbinated brew that seem to have some corinader zip and medium bitter to go along with the sweet malt. Smooth on the palate.
Ughsmash (7281) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured clear reddish-orange with a short-ish cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up sweeter caramel and redder fruits paired with a hit of vanilla and peat.. candied overall complexion that I enjoyed. The flavor had sweet caramel, toffee, and red fruits at the core.. spicy pine and earthy bitterness around.. finished with some sharp boozy notes and bitterness, losing some balance. Light-medium bodied and dry on the palate.. OK on the front half, but unnecessarily sharp on the back.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Near copper color with a somewhat fizzy type head. What I might consider typical for the style. Dark caramel to toffee aromas, with just a hint of earthiness and light herbal hops. Has a bit more zip to the feel than I would prefer. Flavors are about right with some dark caramel, toasted malt and a bit of earthy hops. A bit more character than your average amber.
bonk0076 (99) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2009 Citrus aroma. Amber color with very slight head. Pine notes in the flavor with a slightly hoppy finish that lingers for just a little bit
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transparent brownish amber color with a clingy but thin, tan head. Aroma of caramel and hops. Taste is hoppy, grainy and a little soapy.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mildly hazed deep amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma of grains, caramel and mild hops, very light on the nose. Taste of mild caramel and hops, grains and light honey. Very mild all around.
nuplastikk (4918) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at OF. Murky orange-brown, maybe a hint of amber. Some amber malt nuances, relatively middle of the road. Soapy, minute hop balance. Medium body, overall just pretty unimpressively standard. Sweet and certainly malt centered.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Easy drinking indeed. I’ve has this a couple of times now at the Old Fashioned. Pours a clear reddish colour with a large white top. Aroma of cloves, and carmel malt on the nose. Taste is smooth, very rich, firm maltiness and balanced. A real filling beer.
Nuffield (3761) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
There are some great Central Waters beers but this isn’t up to that standard. Musty caramel aroma and vegetal notes (I second the suggestion that the hops could be interpreted as stale). Good head, moderate amber color. Light bitterness in finish, quick finish. On tap at brewery.