Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
THOUGHTS: Nice crisp beer. Lots of malt nicely balanced by the hops. Dark copper like a dirty penny Not really the best style for winter. It was more transitional to me. Like Summer into Fall or Winter into Spring.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy, dark copper with an average, creamy, off-white head that mostly diminished and left excellent lacing. The aroma had moderate caramel, biscuit, toasted and nutty malts; light floral, perfumy and spicy hops; and some fruitiness. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet and moderately bitter with an average duration. There was toasted malts, hints of caramel, sharp herbal and earthy hops, floral and perfumy hops, a little biscuit, a little fruit, and yeast bread. The medium body was sort of creamy then dry with very tingly carbonation and a metallic finish.
OnTheTrail (300) - Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy copper, minimal head. Toasty malty aroma. Taste is malty, subtly bitter hops, earthy, spicy. Drinkable, but nothing special.
katrinaez (1152) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not what I consider a winter warmer. Light flavor and hoppy. Nice yellow color. Palate a little sweet. Tap
JDBaker11058 (1790) - Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
appearance: light cola brown, one finger of tan head. aroma: toasted caramel and biscuit malts, light spice, some pine and grassy hops . taste: some caramel and toast, a bit of citrus, pine, and grass, and then a little spice (clove?). finish: clean and dry, slightly bitter. notes: An inoffensive, easy-drinking beer that has a decent amount of character without trying too hard. Felt more like a traditional pale ale than an alt. Would drink again. Bottle from Village Beer & Wine in Rockville.
radagast83 (6943) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Rustico Alexandria. Poured a ruby copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma was light sweet malts, spices. Light crisp notes, with some floral and citrus hop notes to finish this one out. Pretty easy to drink.
dlovell2 (1620) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours bright copper color with a cream colored head. Toasted malt aroma with pine hops. Flavor is toasted malt with caramel followed by herbal and pine hops. Very nice malty brew.
solidfunk (7003) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Maroon pour. Some malt and some caramel. Light sweet malt finish. Ok but not huge altbier complex. Doesn’t come together super well. Some citrus and booze Tap at Jackpot.
altonbrownd (5281) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Chevy Chase Supermarket. Hazy caramel body with thin head. Nose is sweet, spicy, funky. Taste is malts, caramel, some hops and citrus and good stuff. Nicely done.
bytemesis (6295) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear hazel, small beige head, good lacing. Aroma is very light, roasty, citrus, orange, caramel, nutty. Flavor is about the same, medium sweet, medium bitter, zesty, citrus, dark breads. Medium body. Solid beer.
smith4498 (3468) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy medium brown color with tan head. Aromas of caramel and toffee with some bread. Similar flavors with a strange aftertaste. Medium body with average carbonation.
Maxbier (828) - Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper color with tan head. Aroma is characteristically malty. Flavor is sweet caramel Altbier malt with some pine hop balance. Less heavy on the malt than most altbiers. Enjoyed it.