riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toasty doughy and earthy nose. Pours golden with a thin head. The flavor is nice and toasty with hints of dough, light carmelized flavors as well with a hint of earthy bitterness in the finish. Clean and crisp and very well done.
desurfer (1186) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Chuckanut. Deep mahogany body with little head. Mostly doughy malts with a slight hoppiness. Meh.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright copper colour (like a shiny penny). It has that tinny, vaguely caramelly "Am Dark" nose. Decent body but there remains that caramelly metallic taste that is too simple for such a beer.
OldMrCrow (1624) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2010 Draft at Fiddlers. 2/8/10
The folks at Chuckanut can do no wrong. Glowing orange pour with a modest head, lovely caramel flavors -- chestnuts and honey -- with enough bitterness on the close to really finish things up perfectly. Super toasty, like fresh-toasted whole grain bread. I’m no expert on the style, but all I know is that I enjoyed this one immensely, just as I have every other beer from Chuckanut. These guys are turning me to teutonic lagers in a way that even a month in Germany failed to. 7/4/7/4/15=3.8
Revisit 2/25/10. Hopeless Chuckanut fanboy? That’s me. Bump to 3.8 for exceptional sessionability. When else would I order three straight pints of anything?
Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Small head that dissipated pretty quickly. Body is amber-colored and completely clear.
S: Light malt coming through, with some breadiness and caramel present.
T: Moderately sweet with caramel flavors, and a lightly bitter, dry finish. Goes down pretty smooth overall.
M: Medium-bodied with some slight creaminess, and average carbonation.
D: Nothing spectacular, but pretty decent. Goes down very easy. I’d definitely like to try some more Chuckanut beers after having this one.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: September 05, 2009
Appearance: clear gold, fine off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma, hint of floral hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice bready character, light spicyness, touch of caramel
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft @ naked city - clear gold with frothy white head; lemons, yeast, stale grain, sweet barley; smooth and tasty with nice carbonation; toasty , clean and sweet; quite nice
CapFlu (4250) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draft) Sampled at GCBF 2009 in Victoria on September 10, 2009. Nice hop base, bready and good. 7/3/6/3/13
humulushound (242) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow-orange with fine effervescence and thin white head. Aroma is toffee malt, light lemon zest, some honey. Tastes of straw, nut, spicy grain, semi-sweet backbone. Excellent mouth-coating, smooth and crisp mouthfeel. A great beer but not as rich as I would expect from a vienna.
BillKismet (3167) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bronze with thin layered head. Vienna malt wafts off the glass amid a haze of dusk and hints of honey. Dry nutty, tannic graininess characterizes the body. Un-sweetened honeyed grain works its way into the profile. Dry bitter, grainy finish.