r464 (2011) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep brown with a haziness and a thin off white head. Odd, perhaps tart aroma. A bit malty with a sweetness of toffee, a bit of citrusy tartness, earthy, with a bit of the alcohol content present in the flavor. Different.
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours reddish amber with a tiny tan coloured head and lively carbonation. Soft sweet malty and alcoholic aroma. Initial Co2 bite followed by an almost creamy body with plenty of crystal malts hints of roast and vegetable and a pleasant bitter finish.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle thanks to drabmuh. Served in a taster glass. Pours an orange-copper color with a tiny head of bubbles that falls quickly. The nose has some sweet potato and a touch of caramel. Flavor starts off with caramel, sweet potato, and bread, but then is taken over by a strange off dryness. Very odd. Body is light and off kilter. Not a big fan.
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from King&Godfree. Nice beer, very malty, with a distinctive nose. Aromas of caramel, earth, and alcohol. Taste is sweet, with very light sourness, and average length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a disappearing head.
daknole (10111) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red pour, off white head. Aroma is a malt bomb. Lots of sweet toffee, caramel, maybe a hint of the sweet potato. Flavor is sweet, thick and incredibly malty. Not half bad.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mahogany in color. Tan head, moderate lacing. Big malt aroma and taste all the way. Warm and inviting, bigger body than most lagers.
EdKing (2091) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Kimuraya in Kagurazaka. Pours clear red with a big yellow/brown/off white head. Nose is metallic, light aromatic citirous bitter and malty. Taste is strong roasted toasty grain malt, then a lager like crisp hop bite. Body is fairly lacking so it’s very light. Crisp, sharp and roasted, but it feels like it’s lacking a bit of balance and too light. Finish is leaving a bit of a tang. Kind of fruity almost drinking shochu spirit.
reebtogi (4608) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle poured amber in color with a small white head which left a thin lacing on the glass. Mild grains and hops in the aroma. Taste is light malty sweetness with a mild hoppy bitterness. Medium body and light carbonation leave an average mouthfeel. This is a very nice premium lager brew with a bit of a different flavor profile to it, probably due to the addition of the sweet potatoes.
DYCSoccer17 (3459) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.25oz bottle purchased at the Davis Food Co-Op. The aroma on this is very faint. Lightly sweet with some medicinal undertones. There just isn’t much going on here at all. Transparent ruddy amber body with a smallish, off-white head that dissipates rather quickly. Starts sweet and a bit sticky. Perhaps some molasses or brown sugar here. A bit metallic and herbal in the middle. Finishes with a fruity sweetness...maybe some cherries or something along those lines. The medicinal flavors creep through late. I have no clue what this beer is supposed to be. Light carbonation, fairly oily body.
bhensonb (12130) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Folsom BevMo. Pours a clear dark ruddy copper/amber with a very transient beige head. Aroma is bready with a little hint of hop. Med + body. Flavor is slightly sweet, rather bready in a different way, and has some lightly spicy hop. Sort of like an amber ale, which is interesting for a lager. Worth a try. Might go well with food.