Doofgoblin (441) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
For a lager, it’s one of the better ones out there. I remember pouring for this brewer at the GABF. They’re really making some pretty good stuff. This one has a nice subtle sweet aroma of toasted malts. It’s more malty than lagerish. Flavor is rounded with pungent malt and lots of lightly toasted flavors. Finish is fizzy and sweet with a nice burp. When you’re eastern European friends visit, let them try this one...
emacgee (4408) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice and clean golden copper with two fingers of off white head. Nose shows toasted grain with a nice and full malty profile that shows a touch of sweetness. Herbal and grainy in the flavor with a light sweetness and touch of dextrinous character. Medium full body.
jbrana (591) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Admittedly, this is not my favorite kind of style. However, this is a respectable beer that is very crisp, fresh, and still have some nice caramel flavor to pair with the pale cereal notes.
Nejhleader (1352) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber colour. Has a malt caramel taste. Body is a tad thin. But of caramel in the aftertaste.
freekyp (1673) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A mild malty Vienna with an earthy toasty malt and balanced profile. Pours clear brown with a one-finger ring of head. A hint of coppery noble twang in the finish is pleasant. Features a toasty fade. An excellent food pairing beer because of its relative neutrality. Try it with some Sauerbraten.
harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from GBBF 2015 and drunk at home. Darkish reddish brown clear lasting beige head. Some lager yeast/malt on the aroma, touch of spice. In the mouth it’s got some sweetness, some more spice. Clean finish. Some hop, some spice. It’s fine. Quite enjoyable.
weihenweizen (2270) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Light Amber, caramel malt aroma, taste is caramel malt.
yespr (36095) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, slight estery to herbal. Bitter, toasted and slight malty. Sweet and toasted.
rlgk (14388) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled at Chris and Ruth’s place in London. Clear golden/deep copper beer with a small offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, bready, toffee notes, some grapes. Malty caramel flavor, fruity, toffee, some bready notes.
rondphoto (2942) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap @ Devil’s Backbone / Roseland VA --- Clear medium orange amber color, beige head cover, spots and dots of lace. Taste is mild malt that coasts through the palate to a lightly bittered finish. Almost watery at the onset, and, coupled with weak carbonation, this brew needs some help.