BucannonXC5 (981) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: 0.5l mug
From: World Market in Las Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Aug. 1, 2013
Consumed: Aug. 3, 2013
Poured a dark copper red murky color with 1-to-2 fingers of white head. Minimal lacing on the sides of the glass. Above average retention on the top all the way down.
Smelled caramel malts, rye notes, iced tea, dates, skunky broccoli and faint vomit.
Tasted much better than the smell. Very malty. Also got caramel malts, rye notes, dates and some toasty bread.
Medium-to-light body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Long finish.
Was hoping for a bit more, but I wasn’t terribly happy about this beer. Definitely decent for the style, but that’s it.
Blairgus (2870) - California, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
26 July 2013, tap at Figueroa Mtn. Brewery. Light orange, clear, no bubbles. Nose is lots of straw. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Pasted cereal malt and slightly lemon bitterness. Ok.
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alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Color: Dark reddish amber. Aroma: Dark Fruit/ Soy sauce/ sweet. Flavor: Burst of sweetness, tastes of caramel, soy sauce, with an almost herbal/ woodsy finish
alexanderj (3350) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; poured a dark orange/amber color with a khaki head. Aroma of fruits, earth, some sweetness, caramel and cookies. Flavor had a solid sessionable quality. Fruity and bready throughout, a touch of sweetness and earth. Nothing remarkable, but enjoyable enough.
Beergeek23322 (2570) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Roasted malt and caramel aromas. Pours clear copper color with a small white head. Flavors of caramel with a bit of hops on the finish.
yackery (157) - 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 (1537) - 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 (18184) - 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 (11809) - 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 (3427) - 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.