bagalagalaga (109) - Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The flavor is all sweet, sweet malts, but a bit watery. It is pretty good value for the price, but not one I’d seek out.
lukedarock (142) - Howell, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very malty and sweet, not much of a looker or smell but decent beer at best, flavor is lacking depth
jb (2143) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smoky peaty nose. Heavy malt domination. Thick and malty mouthfeel too.
In a pricy Michigan hotel the weathervane.
alliance100 (580) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle - pours a lighter amber . Sweet, bready aromas . Medium body , very drinkable alt .
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Brentv (304) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Pours an almost clear reddish brown with a small light tan head and almost no lacing. Aroma is faint with hints of caramel and roasted malts. Taste is mild, sweet, gently hopped, caramel. Mouthfeel is light to medium, lightly carbonated. This beer is understated but very nice.
BrownALEx (262) - Portland, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby pour with very little head....little to no aroma, slight cereal smell....taste is the best thing about this beer. Nice malt and caramel taste......palate is light to medium bodied.....overall I would get this again but in the fall....has some Octoberfest qualities
tectactoe (1437) - Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2013 Bottle: thanks, Jeff! Dark, hazy copper with some lighter orange highlights at the top. A beige, yellow tinted head tops it off, no lacing is left behind. Aroma is sweet, dark, & nutty. Light grapes & prunes with a hefty dose of caramel malt underneath. Somewhat boring & one-dimensional. Taste is very malty & sweet. Caramel, toffee, & light cocoa powder with some toasted nuts & faint brown sugar. Light hopping mid-palate, mostly herbal & grassy but very mild compared to the malts. Slight raisin & plum aftertaste. An okay amber, but nothing to lose your head over.
firstsip (331) - Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2013
2.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had on tap. Virtually no head, very clear dark amber. Intense caramel nose. Very sweet--extremely caramely with no balancing char or bitterness. Better with food.
tourette (207) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a fantastic alt. Really nutty and smooth with a great creamy body. I could drink this all night.
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pablo951 (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had it out of a bottle. Pours a brown hue with a thick yellow head the disappeared quickly. Has a sweet malt aroma with a tast that is hop, malt, bitter, with a watery finish.
Hair6a11 (1311) - 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