Metalhead (615) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light amber. Watery grainy malt. Hints of burnt biscuits. Weak watery palate. 1 step above macro crap like MGD,budweiser select. Hey,cool label tho.
Moonstone (1) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2006 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried this bottled yesterday at the Kansas City Renaissance festival. Medium-bodied ale, very smooth, with amazingly no bitter aftertaste. Was nice and refreshing during the hot summer walk around the festival. My husband is in love with it, says it is his new favorite. I had a couple and he had about 8 of them before we left the festival.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2006
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Old Chicago, Old Town, Wichita, KS. Pours a deep amber with nice head and lace. Aroma is bourbon and roasted nut. Flavor is a subtle peach and strawberry, but the mouthfeel is too watery to really make the imbiber care. All name and no game.
Shitchyeah (1) - USA - AUG 1, 2006 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad frosty. I could enjoy many of these bad boys from the midwest.
Amber pour, doughy aroma, woody, nutty taste. Nice
allfreej (540) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 30, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured dark gold with an off-white head. Aroma of malt. Medium body, mildly malty falvor with a bit of hops in the finish. A weak, lackluster brew that I’ll not try again.
hopdog (8241) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2006
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus and I’m getting a graininess as well. Tastes of pretty much the same if not weaker than the weak aromas. Body was thin and watery.
seamus77 (31) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
this american-amber is for me, exactly what I’d want and expect in the style, a simple, straight-forward, med-light bodied carmel-malt brew, easy to drink, neither too malty, too hoppy, too strong, perfect for summer heat and not too overbearing for simple american food pairings (pizza, burgers, fries, etc). this is what new belgium’s fat tire should have tasted like.
Braudog (5366) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2006
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
True amber beer sampled at the St Louis Microfest, 5/13/06: Caramel malt all the way. Tart and sharp. Almost an oatmeal cookie aspect. In the end, I consider this an average amber beer at best.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 26, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at the 2006 Best of the Midwest Brewers’ Festival. Yuck. Very poor head retention. weak body. Fizzy. Thin palate. Finishes with a whimper. This would have been the worst beer at the festival had Granite City not shown up.
arjoseph (634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. bottle into tulip glass. Purchased at some grocery store in Brookfield, WI sometime in 2004. Not that great. Aroma is skunky and mildly biting. Fluffy small whitish head fully diminishes over a clear orange amber beer with visible carbonation. Tastes like a sweaty sock soaked in chardonnay; melony, and vaguely ass-ish. Hops like you’d taste in MGD. A little bit of bittering hops kick in on the finish, but they’re weak. No need to seek this one out.