otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber and orange clear as day and bright as the sun smile back at me while a pithy white head fades into a splotchy blanket. There are random splashes of lace which pay no mind to a nose of toffee crunchies, melba toast, and harvested grains. Honey drifts by while lemon and apple skins vie for my attention. Brisk, crunchy, and light, she doesn’t lack where it matters most: aroma and, as I am about to discover, flavor. Light and sweet, a subtle layer of honey coats my lips and never leaves. As each quaff glides across my tongue, lemon, apple skins, and sun-dried grains gather in the middle and never leave. A clean start and finish, as her flavors tease my tastebuds, bitter dryness gently preps me for each coming quaff. More honey flitters through the finish along with toffee and caramel crunchies. Light and sessionable, there is enough for me to savor but not so much that I can’t just vegge and drink.
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear amber with a medium, fluffy white head. Weak aroma of malt and grain. Flavor is malty with hints of grain, caramel, earthiness, and mild hops. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Nothing special at all.
bpreo (2187) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells kind of rotten and moldy, but it is beer from potatoes. Irish ale brewed in Minnesota by the descendants of Swedes.
unclemike (2674) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Tony Romas at Mall of America Clear light amber color with thin white head that left some lace on the glass. Attractive malty caramel aroma and flavor with an almost buttery flavor at the end. Slightly sweet on the tongue. Very good beer on tap.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transparent golden amber color with a medium white head. Mild hop aroma. Taste is malty and grainy with a hoppy bitterness. A nice brew but it’s much better on tap than in the bottle.
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2010
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours amber with white head, aroma is where the potato comes through with some caramel malt. Taste is slightly hoppy up front, then goes into the caramel malt and the potato dulls it out in the finish. Pretty good for mass produced beer.
bonk0076 (99) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear, slightly amber color with a moderate white head. Aroma consists of slight pine notes, potatoes, and molasses. Taste is dominated by the mellow malts, but balanced with hop bitterness slightly. Not balance quite well enough between the two in my opinion.
Ughsmash (7426) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured clear coppery-amber with a sticky cap of off-white head.. really nice lacing followed it down. The aroma picked up some really odd vegetal character (must’ve been the potatoes) upfront that never fully went away.. toasty pale malts and faint fruit supported light earthy and floral notes.. non-offensive, but non-good too. The flavor was along those same lines.. pale malts and honey at the core with dry herbal and vegetal hits around.. more honey and some sharp notes (carbonation and a little boozage) on the finish. Light-medium bodied with overly-assertive carbonation.. just not a good feel.
DalzAle (2012) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Amber pour, plenty of carbonation and a stale leg party aroma. Flavor is light, malty and a little sweet. Not horrible, just not my thing.
vikingguy (968) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2010 Golden color, with small white head. Aroma is sweet metallic malt with some grassy, grainy notes. Taste is sweet malt, notes of caramel & roasted malt. Thin mouthfeel. Pretty good but not great.