TomDecapolis (4222) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Ortinos Restaraunt. Pours a translucent golden amber with a nice fluffy off white head that went away quickly though. Aroma is caramel and malts, light overall. Flavor is slightly earthy, malty and I was even picking up a little alcohol and citrus in the taste.
EithCubes (4198) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweet malty aroma with caramel and a little cellar funk, earth and toffee with lemoncit and yeast. Lovely copper-amber pour with a creamy eggshell head. Taste is heavy caramel and lemon, earth and dark toffee, predominately dry with a touch of corn and brown sugar. Faint bitter chocolate. Bready aftertaste, light-bodied. Not really a pitch-perfect Alt, and I’m having problems classing this as an Oktoberfest/Maerzen, but it is really quaffable.
decaturstevo (4080) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orangish pour with bubbly light head and lace. Sweet maltish aorma. Semi sweet malt, a hint of lemon, with a light medium bitter finish. Medium bodied with a slight foaminess. Decent drinker.
nick76 (4077) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is grainy with hay/grass like hops. The appearance is light amber with a small head. The taste is like the aroma with a paper quality to it. The palate is smooth. Overall an average beer.
dwyerpg (4067) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A woody aroma. Nice red-orange appearance. Flavor is quite malty, with a little sugar near the end. Pretty good.
jredmond (4023) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle split with BigTony. Pours a clear amber body with small white lacing. Aroma is light malt. Taste is sweet malt, pretty bland.
FROTHINGSLOSH (3977) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark amber color with a small soapy white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was barely present but was tart and dryish with faint fruity hops. Bland flavor with barely detectable notes of dry malts, tangy yeastiness and a touch of nut. Short dry and yeasty finish. Medium body. Blah.
jgb9348 (3964) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great copper coloured body with a perfectly dense tan head. This is exactly what you’d want a autumn beer to look like! Aroma of fresh low a.a. hops, citrus, nuts, malt, toffee and some caramel. Medium-bodied; Strong nuttiness up front with some metal and blood tastes. Aftertaste shows some caramel and other sweetness, but hardly any character, malt or hops. Overall, a decent beer-I’m not sure why this is classified as an Alt, but it really doesn’t matter-this one doesn’t deliver. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased at Chevy Chase Wine & Liquors in Washington, D.C. on 19-December-2004.
JCB (3804) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz from MrBendo - thanks, Todd! Very fine example of a style I usually don’t care for. Very fruity and colorful malt presence is what does it, drinkable but rich with a mild spice (from hops or additional ingredients) that’s just the ticket.
unclemattie (3708) - Georgia, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Amber color, thin white head. Clean malt aroma, smells fresh. Herbal flavor, nice malt character. Full bodied. (3539)