Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A heavy bronze color in the snifter, American Beauty shines a bright medium orange in the light, letting it in but not through to remain completely opaque. The head, barely off-white, seems to never fall past the creamy, heavy full finger it begins with. Extremely creamy webbing to nearly the bottom of the glass proceeds from a thick ring at the top.
The smell is sweet and fruity up front, lots of jammy berry with an earthy tone and leafy hops adding balance. A little bit of a honey note accentuates the sweetness, with nut giving some more depth.
The berries and earth are first on the tongue. While I wasn't sure going in how I felt about granola in a beer, in the middle it tastes like I'm crunching on it and it works here. Leaf and flora add a light bitterness to balance, and I find lots of nuttiness in the finish. Overall, it's really juicy and fresh, and I really like it. There's complexity, layers to discover and lots of flavor overall. The ratings seem a little low, but it's subjective to a point.
It's lightly crisp all the way through. The body is medium and there's a flowing creaminess on the tongue. Neither the crispness nor the smoothness ever waver.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Dogbrick (9643) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Tehachapi Beer & Wine Festival on 07/18/2015: Clear golden color with a medium foamy white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing. Aroma of piney hops, fruit and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of herbal hops, roast malt and fruit. The finish is mildly dank with a resiny hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
Fantomasus (287) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a brilliant copper with an off white head of big foamy bubbles. Aromas are simple and fresh: caramel, floral, dough, and some alcohol. Taste is near perfectly balanced. Wonderfully clean palate with a nice long bitter finish. Awesome!
whiskeyrocks (72) - Lindenhurst, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really smooth and malty. You can taste the granola and honey with out an overpowering note. Just enough hops. I’m not a fan of browns but this is in a class of its own. Happily surprised.
Ahuth (58) - - AUG 14, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Nice dark brown. Has a nice nutty almond taste. Has a sweet malty taste. Great ale!!!!
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Low fill 750ml bottle pours with a clear copper body that supports a thin light tan head. The aroma offers up soft sweet berry and dark grape notes edged by thin fruity tartness and then to a lesser extent sugary maltiness toward the end of the draw. The taste begins sweet with grape and sugary berry notes heading toward a mild spicy woodiness. As it warms the fruity sensation and woodiness begin to reveal a sweet nuttiness amid berries and grapes and then bitter grapefruit like hoppiness. Decent. It doesn’t enter the realm of harmony anywhere along the journey though as internal conflict rules the day.
njnut (357) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into snifter a nice gold with some tan head. Aroma was malt heavy, grains and honey. Taste was malt, honey, slightly pine hoppy. Has a sweetness in the draw but bitters near the finish. Just a small amount of basement funk. Slightly oily in the mouth. For a Dead beer I think granola was perfect choice.
rdixon77 (1591) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong beer. Lots of honey, some lemon, danker hops, still pretty drinkable. What a long strange trip.
kaser (4181) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange and clear pour with foamy sticky off white head. Had this as part of a draft flight at Jerrys in Andersonville. Super fruity, vanilla, yogurt, orange and a little hops. Delicious
klk343 (150) - - JUL 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden. Tangy. Citrus hops with a little lemon. Definite wheat backbone. Dry aftertaste.
Palidor19 (3076) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Overall it's a decent beer but has flaw including a astrigent paper like ending. Nice brown color with a smooth finish
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone