DYCSoccer17 (3155) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 26, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Purchased as a single bottle at Yankee Spirits in Sturbridge, MA. Banana aroma, almost Belgian-like with some sweet berries or something else in the nose that I am having difficulty pinning down. I get some roasted vanilla aromas as well. Not so bad of an aroma--just wished they could tell us what theyre trying to do with this beer. Transparent amber-garnet color with a decent frothed khaki head. Metallic, long finish. Tons of metal in the end--distracting. There is lots and lots of caramel maltiness to this and a thick, chewy body. The start is a bit sweet, but not overly done. This wouldnt be a bad beer, if not for the horrifically metallic flavor at the end. Unfortunately, most High Falls beers share the same characteristic. It must be the polluted Genesee River water they use. Thanks Kodak!
Braudog (5347) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2/2/06 (bottle): Big pillowy head on a dark chestnut-colored beer. Apple-laced caramel aroma. Flavor is heavily tainted with spice ... maybe nutmeg, butterscotch, sweet sap? Doesn’t come off quite right, but not bad.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2006 Watching The Office, a perfect time to try this brew (they work at Dunder-Mifflin, this is a Dundee...), thanks Jeff! Deep amber, very little head or lacing, but geez, full of carbonation, I’m burping like crazy before I’m halfway through it. Aroma is sweet and malty. Caramel, butterscotch, cinnamon, coffee cake, sweet sweet sweet, some herbal bitterness. This tastes like it was thrown together as your basic "winter ale" ; started tasting like plastic towards the end - ugh, thanks Jeff.....
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JAN 3, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
There is a cinnamon aroma and the color is a reddish brown. Slightly spiced flavor with a sweet finish.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Garnet in color with a medium-sized light tan head. Honey sweet aroma, cardamom and juniper - rather cloyingly sweet. (My wife was sweet enough to dig out a bunch of Christmas spices from the cupboard for me to sniff - I’m rather confident in my cardamom classification!) Caramel malts come out in the flavor, along with some brown sugar and molasses. Lively carbonation.
Crash (526) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured red with a thin head and decent lacing. There was a good spiced aroma but, I didn’t pick anything out - normal for me. It was an OK beer but, nothing special or festive.
Ritterkreuz (179) - Seneca Falls, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer comes in High Falls holiday pack which includes a few others too. It has a rusty color and a strong spicy aroma. Its a good effort, but not as good as some of High Falls other products.