Ughsmash (7175) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sand Creek bottling, 12oz bottle. Poured a healthy shade of medium amber with a short cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up very sweet toffee and dark fruits spiced up by peppery rye and sweet earth.. molasses joined as it warmed up.. candy-like and almost diabetes-inducing, but I enjoyed it. The flavor found molasses and dark fruity sweetness at the core.. vanilla showed and started to take over fairly quickly.. some rye spicage on the back--end and a little alcohol warmth, but the sweetness more or less drowned those characteristics out. Medium-bodied with low-ish carbonation on the palate.. much sweeter than it needed to be, bumping up the drinkability.. I wish the rye did a little more for it.. still a decent brew. SWEET!
nuplastikk (4673) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Unfiltered burgundy-brown, with a thin but steady off-white head. Relatively mild aroma of spiced dark malt. Big, sugary, Belgianesque flavor. Mellow, soft carbonation. Sweet and raisiny, but lacks the effervescence of a good Belgian. At the same time, the watery mouthfeel makes this quite drinkable, while still maintaining some complex flavors. Hard to pick out to much hop character, it’s all washed away in the sweetness. Pretty decent beer overall.
daknole (9417) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour with an nice off white head. Aroma is very malty and yeasty. Some belgian style spice notes, bread and caramel are present. Flavor is sweet and malty. Yeasty, bready and fruity. Nice.
Guerde (1178) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Pours a ruddy brown with a medium cream-colored head that retains well. Aromas of bread, rye, and raisin kick things off. Canned pears and banana bread are also present as well. There is an unpleasant scent of methane or sulfur initially, but thankfully it dissipates and is replaced by the estery characters. Spicy scents of cinnamon as well. Flavor has minerals, light caramel, orange zest, cinnamon, but remains quite dry with a long lingering finish of baked rye bread. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is a bit spritzy. Not a bad beer, but it isn’t particularly memorable.
reliantkcar (102) - USA - APR 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
nuts, caramel, floral, bread, roasty, herbs, basement aromas, earthy, brown, red, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, salty, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation,
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12oz bottle. Pours a copperish red with a small white head. Fruity aroma filled with cherries and brown sugar. Taste is spicy, similar to belgain yeast flavors, which gives way to a bubble gum flavor. Only downside in the flavor was a slight mineral finish. Hides the alcohol nicely. Beer leaves a lot of lacing on my glass. Really solid beer, especially considering the price.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Casanova. Caramel colored pour, big fluffy white head. Yeasty, dark fruit aroma. Flavor is more dark fruit with a sweet chewy mouthfeel and a slight hoppy bite in the finish. Very good beer for the price.
Trev (1956) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle: Hazy copper colour with a thin head.
aroma is rye bread and fruity, brown sugar sweetness.
Flavour is caramel, some belgian candy- yeast tones. toasted rye. Some floral bitterness.
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy nutty brown with light cream colored head. Aroma is very caramel/brown sugar with herb undertones. Flavor is caramel malts with brown sugar. Body is very creamy.
JK (4587) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is all over the place, and I am not quite sure what they were going for. Mild hop aroma with lightly roasted grain. Flavor has brown sugar, more grain, and yeast with a mild hop bite.