kramer (5505) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, via IrishBoy. Pours a clear copper colored body under a very small, very fizzy off-white head that disappeared quickly. Alot of visible carbonation. Aroma is of toasted and caramel malts with a light hoppy dryness. Flavor is fairly light with some fruitiness on the finish. Lighter notes of toffee, iced tea, a little malty sweetness. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, and had a ton of fizzy carbonation. Overall, not the most exciting beer, but it was drinkable.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really clear amber color with a head that dissipates quickly. No lacing. The aroma reminds me of a wheat beer, banana esters, maize, and offset by some carmel notes. Taste is similiar with notes of citrus and a yeasty bite. Not much of a bitter aftertaste. Not too impressed with this beer, but not bad on a warm afternoon.
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Richard (Irishboy) Thanks! Pours out a dark red / brown color. Smell is malty and sweet. Nice taste, clean and refreshing. Went down very easy. Could drink alot of these. Had been eyeing it for some time at the store where I used to go to school, but I never bought it. Pretty sweet, yet rather refreshing. Probably pretty good from the tap, reminds me, in a strange way, of Anchor Steam.
chadje (202) - California, USA - JUL 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009 Pours a nice amber/copper color with a good head. Has a nice sweet aroma and tastes very smooth. One of my favorites.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap in California. Translucent and amber colored with a creamy washtub layer of grey for the head. Honey dough biscuits and orange blossom honey kick things off with golden braised pecans, roasted maize and mild musky hop bouquets. Flavor washes over with bran flakes and corn flakes, somewhat meeting in the center and forming an off-centered Honey Bunches of Oats display. Cold and rustic, with rubbery caramel and praline bubblegum traits. Decreased carbonation opens the floodgate to the watered down aspects while caramel glazed golden sweet corn does little to entice. Medium to light bodied and way too rushed. Finish is compounded by honey dough whole wheat bread and some rough corn husks.
Tmoney99 (12410) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown with a large frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate spicy sweet fruit aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium balanced sweet flavor with a smooth sweet finish of moderate duration.
scanman (150) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUL 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great flavors and aromas. Complex malt, berry, oak, hops, apple, brown sugar, iced tea. This is fun on its own. The kinda beer you don’t want to eat with. Nice smooth bubbly finish.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An nice, drinkable brew, just seems abit subdued, mild malt, little hops, abit on the sweet side, good, but nothing special.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a copper-amber body with a small white head. Aroma is malty and simplistic - bread is apparent without much else though there is some faint orangey chocolate. The flavour is light and APA-like with some orange hops and a strange bread/caramel texture. Drinkable but pretty boring overall.
OldMrCrow (2212) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours red-brown, a typical amber ale. Hints of citrusy hops and brown-sugar malt on the aroma, straightfoward amber-ale taste, enough hops to keep it from being disappointing, enough malt to keep it from being too thin -- but not enough of either to make it more than yet another drinkable amber ale.