argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle) Crystal clear amber body with a medium beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some melon, earthy, light metallic. Taste is medium sweet, earthy, caramel, some melon, light citrus, peach. Light-medium body, fairly drinkable.
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
on tap @Old Bay-pours an off white head with bubbles and hazy amber color. Aroma is light/medium fruit/apples, vinegar, light malt. Taste is light/medium fruit/apples, vinegar, light malt.
Travlr (11016) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear light amber color, medium white head. Aroma of light caramel and straw. Taste has a bit of bitter fruit. OK.
bhensonb (10931) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours orange amber with a slight whiteish head. Aroma is mildly grassy hop. Med body. Flavor is a little grapey/sweety caramel with some balancing herby/grassy hop. A flavor I’ve never encountered in a beer. Drinks good.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hazy orange, wispy beige head,
bready aroma with a touch of sweet munich malt balanced by light earthy hops,
rich malt flavor with a bready character enhanced by sweet munich malt, light earthy hops for balance,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber to rusty orange with very little fizzy white head, no retention or lacing. Aroma is toast and straw malt with light earthy hops. Flavor is malty with light hops and bitterness, a clean fermentation with a dry finish. Light body and prickly carbonation.
hopscotch (9089) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle… Lightly hazed amber ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. The nose is a bit restrained, but is toasty, caramely and sweet. Medium to full-bodied with a slick mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Malty, caramely flavor is a touch cloying. Finishes crisp with a mild hop zing, but winds up a touch too sweet in the end. Thanks to otakuden for the bottle!
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and slightly hazy orangish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, bready, nutty, and earthy. Tastes of bread, caramel, nutty, and earthy.
3fourths (7977) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2007 12oz bottle - 2006 version, so 1 year old, which means I’ll do a rerate as soon as I get ahold of the 2007. Color is dark golden brown, and body is clear. Small white filmy head. Candied sweet caramel malt nose with some light orange notes as well... but overall it smells very striaghtforward and sweet. Flavor is just a little too sweet up front, then over the middle it has some stewed corn and cabbage with brown sugar and maple flavors - good stuff. Finished with a wet caramel malt and grain flavor. Decent, but tasted side-by-side with Stoudt’s Oktoberfest it comes up short. I realize this is supposed to be an altbier, so I was hoping for more crisp hops and snappy biscuit malts. Still good.
Dogbrick (7959) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Mill Hill Saloon in Trenton, NJ: The beer is brownish-amber with a medium thin beige head that has good retention. Thin rings of lacing. Bready malt, grain and floral hops aroma. Medium body with a mellow fruit and malt character, and grassy hops in the background. The finish is sweet at first with a light hops and spicy alcohol aftertaste. Above average overall.