musinj6 (358) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber brown with 1 finger head that quickly dissipates with light lacing. Aroma of caramel, maybe a little rye, and grilled toast. Starts out moderately sweet and continues throughout that way,bu some mild bitterness comes into the finish. Herbal/floral hops. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Clean on the palate. Medium finish. Very drinkable beer.
boozedude (1452) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from friar tuck’s in st Louis, pours clear dark brown with no head, some malts, fruit , hins of coffee, not bad, not special
Braudog (5353) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pretty standard American Amber. Big and sticky, with rich caramel and toffee character. It’s kinda nice since everyone wants to do some "IPA" thing, this is a nice change. (#5216, 8/27/213)
teleklos (3) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 8, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hops are not very pronounced. Fizzy first taste, with a caramel flavor (Amber Ale), but with a slightly metallic after taste.
RobertDale (2601) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear darker amber with a nice biege head. Aroma of malt, grain, and caramel. Taste is caramel malt, wheat, fruit, and a touch of hops. On the sweet side. Pretty good.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a beige head. Grainy and lightly sweet malts, with light earthy hoppy notes. Not bad.
STL_Drew (152) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Two finger head, creamy, mostly diminishing, clear, dark red, earthy aroma, nice hop flavor not very bitter.
jmagnus87 (2029) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber poured into an English Pint. Pours a clear dark amber with a thin bit of off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel and roasty malt. Taste is light bitter. Roasty malt with caramel and coffee. Medium bodied with a thin texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. I would drink this again but I wouldn’t seek it out.
wxman (1273) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with a pretty substantial off white head. Nice roasted malt and fresh hop flower aroma. Interesting sweet caramel malt and blackstrap molasses taste, along with a little tartness and mild hop character. Very good. BTW, this ale is 5.6% ABV and 30 IBU.
Brigadier (2600) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle
It has been too long since I was able to try releases from this hidden brewery in the heart of Missouri. While their beers are nothing special they are affordable and easy to find - the complete opposite of the white whale that can never live up to expectations. Hopefully it won’t be two more years before I get another bomber or two.
Aroma / Appearance - The carbonation pops like a bowl of rice crispies. Over the transparent ruby body a film of ivory head floats like wave caps. Honey wheat, dashes of cherry, dusty books left in the rain, and soft hops are not remarkable. Even so it leaves enough of a trace to inspire a closer look.
Flavor / Palate - Yeast infested summer iced tea lightens the mood. A malty finish has a trace of simple hops without overdoing anything. A solid sessionable amber ale this is just what you would expect from looking at it - a low key beer from off the beaten path. For the price tag my demands were not much higher.