Hair6a11 (1427) - Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; Pour is murky golden brown with a modest fine bubbled khaki head into this celebrator glass ; this one poured modest, with light lacing, and average retention. The nose is light nutty, grass, and bread here - its what you would more or less expect. What you don’t expect is a mild mannered, overly watery version of an alt that has elements of the style but does it in a boring/mild way. If the goal was a drinkable alt - I’m not really sure if this qualifies either
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Reno's east. Deep copper with a beige head. Sweet apple and malts. A tad sour.
wmubronco1992 (670) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(From notes). Draft from MI beer and brat festival at Crystal Mt over Memorial Day Weekend. Pours amber. Aroma of caramel. Flavor is of caramel and some hoppy bitter. Would be a very nice beer if is wasn’t so watery. Still it is definitely drinkable.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent amber ale on tap at maggianos, nothing crazy here, dark amber hue, little aroma, but nice smooth finish
Strykzone (5621) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had a couple of glasses as G’s in West Branch. It poured mid brown and had a nice thick frothy beige head. Thinner lacing. A malty aroma and this tasyed quite malty. Nice sweet fruit is pleasnt. Gentle hops are cotrus. Yeast is fairly big and brings biscuits. This is a nice beer for a place like G’s. It is very easy to drink with very little bitterness.
rumproasts (4189) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Amber with small head. Big bodied alt. I was expecting more of a generic amber, and this was a nice surprise.
crossovert (9545) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Sucks because it is infected, was looking forward to trying this "traditional" altbier.
bpar73 (704) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a light amber with a white head. Aroma of malt and hops. Flavor the same with a nice finish. Overall a solid beer.
carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a beautiful, medium dark, hazy, mahogany-brown. Two inch, tan, creamy, persistent head forms. Restrained nose. Where are the aromatic hops? Medium-full body. Sweet malt, caramel, and toffee on the palate. Almost too sweet - would like some bitter contrast. Nice Belgian lace. Extended lingering with hints of whole-grain bread. It is a filling and thirst-quenching ale.
Sammy (9683) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Champagne’s. Hits the spot, better than I thought. Malty aroma. A good balance of malt complexity, not too sweet. Very good drinkability