yackery (150) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
650ml (22oz) bottle. Short-lasting red dirty white sandy head over slightly hazy amber body with lots of distinct effervescent bubbles disappearing at the nearly headless top. Lacing is frosty for a few seconds.
Aroma is a fairly commercial cereal malt and fresh but otherwise unimpressive.
Taste is light sweetness, medium bitterness, with a hint of umami satisfaction. It is adequate but not compelling.
Body is a bit full and light oily or heavy creamy in the mouth with a clean finish except for lingering bitterness in the back of the mouth.
It is a low-abv red lager that I would not avoid and can recommend for sharing but would not want to drink a second in one night in lieu of any other good lager.
csaso (1191) - Missouri, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap - fair size foamy head, very reddish amber color, sweet malty aroma and flavor, mild hop profile
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anders37 (15273) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ Creekside Brewing Company, San Luis Obispo, CA. Pours a reddish amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy caramel aroma. Sweetish malty grainy caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty grainy finish.
bhensonb (10158) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Hi-Time. Pours deep ruddy copper with a slight head. Mild malt aroma. Med body. Flavor is sort of like a dilute brown ale. It even seems to be a little nutty. But there’s not a lot going on here.
DedicatedToFun (1811) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2013 Very clean with light roasted caramel and toffee malt flavors. Mildly sweet and light on hops.
bytemesis (2409) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Pours clear deep reddish amber, very small white head, little lacing. Aroma is caramel malts and grain. Flavor is the same, light sweet, minimal bitterness, not much going on here. Light body, light metallic finish that is characteristic of ambers and reds. Meh.
brokensail (9806) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with a white head. Toasted malt and bread on the nose. A slight sugar note, some sweet, fruity esters, mostly apple. A light floral note and some yeast. The flavor has a light grassiness, but is nice otherwise. Sweet bread, toast, toffee, and sugar. Floral hops, minimal bitterness, fruit esters and yeast.
pch (1) - oceanside, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012 does not count
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Very yummy. I am normally an IPA lover, but do enjoy this smooth malty flavor especially super cold. Want to see how fast i can drink it? Big swigging, drink it cause you’re thirsty beer. Super delish.
BOLTZ7555 (2656) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful crimson, burnt tangerine hue with a small eggshell head that diminishes to film and ring. Nose is subtle and subdued, with caramel malt, toffee, honey and brown sugar notes. Flavor definitely doesn’t add anything dynamic or interesting. Sweetness without anything discernible. Would love to say anything stood out but I’d be lying. Enjoy and appreciate the low ABV...but there are many in this and other styles that are more enjoyable and sessionable.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this beer on draft in Solvang. This clear golden pour had both a sweet aroma and flavor. I didn’t get much in the way of hops or malts; it just had a sweet flavor