kidmartinek (2452) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear copper color. Great white head. Lots of bubbles. Spicy, herbal aroma. Ginger and toasted sugar flavor. Lasting sugary aftertaste.
BiddleBrau (766) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber with thinner white head and visible carbonation. Cotton candy and vanilla nose. Spritzy caramel sweetness, hint of hop flavor and bitterness. Hint of oak, too. I found this to be a really enjoyable beer.
JoeTheYounger (1101) - Claremont, California, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared by Hophead22. Poured an amber color with thin white head. Aroma was lots of brown sugar and some burnt caramel. Taste was very similar with some oakiness. Lower carbonation. Overall not too bad.
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared by hophead22..pours red orange with thin head..Aroma is sweet, apples and honey...slightly sweet but the oak really comes through..interesting.
Hophead22 (2742) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from Cletus, thanks John. Rating #10. Pretty beer, clear dark orange with a nice, but thin, white head. Sweet, a little oakey, yeasty as well. More oak in the flavor, spicy sweet, not too bad. (1195)
dogfish120love (722) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in coloration with a medium head relative to the size of the sample pour. Overall watered down and lacking something. Sweet yet lacks the complecity of a beer with such an alcohol content.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
on tap-pours a thin white head and hazy gold color. Aroma is spicy, fermented fruit, alcohol. Taste is light malt, peppery/spicy, fermented fruit, alcohol. Some kolsch/Boone’s farm character, not my taste.
Cletus (6177) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells malty with some dough and molasses. Tastes malty with a peppery finish. Middle of the road attempt.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Brilliant amber with a small white head. Sweet malt and brown sugar nose. Mildly sweet, light body. Brown sugar flavors. Mild, bittersweet finish.
DYCSoccer17 (3012) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served in a flute at the brewpub. I think it was 12 or 14 ounces worth. Aroma is sweet, mildly funky with some sourish notes as well. Not overly aromatic, but there is plenty of interesting funk going on here. Mildly hazy copper-amber color with a small off-white head. Seems kinda dark for a Biere de Garde. Sour, funky, peppery start, that turns a bit sweet. Plenty of funkiness in this guy with some sour notes. Pretty good.