DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
True to form and a decent session beer, but nothing too remarkable about it.
radagast83 (3998) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint poured from tap at World of Beer Arlington. Poured a pretty clear amber color with a medium sized white head. Aroma was mild malts, some bready notes, caramel in there too. Flavor was sweet malts, bready, caramel. Very light. Really drinkable, I’ve been able to use this one as a gateway craft beer with at least two of my friends in just the last few days. I’d say I’d probably pick this one up as a BMC alternative to the more timid of friends who would be more hesitant to try something else.
Beerman6686 (3719) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This poured a medium amber color with a beige head. Aroma was caramel, light dried fruit, and some oxidation. Flavor was much the same, a little nutty, and grassy and big caramel malt. Decent for the style but a bit bland.
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours translucent copper with dark straw bottom edge and a finger of off-white head. Nose is corn flakey vienna malt, mild earthy and hop notes. Tastes of vienna malt, corn flakes, earthy, and with finishing notes of roastiness. Not very complex, this one was a bit of a miss.
dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just not a style I really care for. Flat, mild, malty, with not much to it. Not particularly refreshing, just sort of there.
SrSilligoose (3086) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at smoke and Barrel in DC. pours a reddish mahogany. notes of clean biscuit malts, hazelnet, and grassy herbs. nice.
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - JUL 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours amber with thin head.
Aroma is a pretty standard malt sweetness with a bit of caramel and bread.
Taste is more of the same with a minimal bitterness
Palate is a bit thick ad sweet.
Just o.k. nothing to go looking for.
jhliesen (692) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle-nice straight up beer, nothing special, but a fine brew. Amber color with a small head that lasted throughout the drink and left a good amount of lacing. Light caramel and roasted malt aroma, same taste with sweetness mixed in. A chewy finish. Shenendoah National Park.
jcos (1412) - Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at brew at the zoo 2012. Really enjoyable malt laden beer, nearly like an oktoberfest. Would like to have again.
GT2 (7693) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Meridian Pint. Pours a clear lighter amber. Rocky, dense yellowish cream head. Good lace. Nose is sweet cherry and some metallic off character. Taste is bland, soapy, drained and suddy. Palate is mildly medicinal and metallic. Some cidery off flavors as well. Not nearly as good as their 8 point IPA.