Darkover (1524) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light hazy amber color with a small white head. Mild hop aroma. Mild flavor of caramel malt and hops.
POD (198) - USA - SEP 29, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden color with wight bubbly head. Light floral hops aroma. Flavor was light hops that are blanketed by sweet malt. Goes down smooth with very quick & pleasant bitter malt aftertaste. 6.8% ABV is hidden well. All in all, not bad.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours amber and slightly cloudy with a short offwhite head that stays well and laces a little. Aromas of floral and light citrus hops over caramel malts. Flavor is caramel and light toffee behind big floral and citrus hops Quite clean feeling on the palate and somewhat bitter on the finish. Pretty average..
Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at AleFest Dayton: Clear amber color with a medium foamy light beige head. Spotty lacing. Equal parts hops and malt in the nose. Medium-bodied and clean on the tongue with mild malt and hops flavors. Some fruit is present too. The different flavors don’t really click and nothing really stands out though. The finish is short and malty. Average overall.
argo0 (11909) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle) Clear amber body with medium off-white head that mostly diminishes. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some earthy, light raisin, toffee. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, earthy, light raisin. Watery light-medium body, some creaminess.
taffurs888 (124) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a decent beer. By far the best in the variety pack. It tastes like it is loaded with alcohol but is only 6.8. Lacking it overall flavor Could be a little less bitter.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is the best beer in the variety pack as it has a sweet fruity flavor which has a nice balance of hops and malts. I think its a bit too balanced to be interesting but the smoothness makes it an easy drinker.
TomDecapolis (4604) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
06 State College Brew Expo. Pours a translucent golden amber with a foamy light tan head that left some lacing. Aroma was malty, caramel, some citrus and other fruits. Flavor was also the sweet malt, grains and light bitterness.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a nice off white head. Aroma of bread, yeast, and british pale malts. A scottish ale type maltiness flavor with a thin texture. Finishes with a bitter herbal hoppiness. Tolerable and interesting. Glad I tried it
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear, dark amber with a creamy, off-white head.It was smooth, nicely balanced, nicely flavored and left no aftertaste. It went down quickly and left sip lines on the glass. Good with food; it didn’t dominate the food, nor did the food dominate it. Refreshing, it called for another. Encore Uno!