kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear red, wispy beige head, several streaks and drops of lace, sweet dark caramel malt aroma with a touch of sour mash and light floral hops, rich caramel malt flavor, light sweetness, nice balancing hop flavor and bitterness, not a lot going on but very drinkable, has flavor unlike a typical lager
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (8556) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Pours amber with a thin edgy white head and lined lacing. Caramel sweet malt and fruit hop aroma. Caramel sour yeast and sweet malt flavor with a bitter hop end. Medium bodied and creamy palate.
Ratman197 (8515) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a hazy amber with a small off white head. Aromas of carmel apples and sweet malt. Palate was light and crisp. Flavors of sweet malt, carmel, and some fruitiness with a crisp, slightly bitter finish.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Poured a deep orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, toffee, and cookie dough. Tastes of caramel and citrus.
adnielsen (7595) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2011 Tap at the brewery. Clear red orange appearance with a small head. Dull amber malty aroma. Dull amber malty flavor with a slight roastiness and somewhat bitter. Ok to average.
3fourths (7534) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 18, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet nose of honey, hops and wheat. Nice active and very bubbly palate, with a sweet grain and light maple malt flavor.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a thin white head. Smellds of sweet malt and wildflowers. Tastes earthy and crisp with a peppery splash on the finish.
Ernest (5922) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, fully diminishing. Body is
clear medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain,
cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), with a note of peach. Flavor is
moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly
bitter, slightly metallic. Medium body, watery (almost syrupy) texture,
lively carbonation. Bitterness never develops, so this is a somewhat
sticky sweet beer to drink. The aroma is pleasant, though. A Vienna in
spirit, but with enough whispers of American Dark to prevent
5000 (5650) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Deep orangish amber, fairly thick and hazy, moderate to large foamy head, off-white in color, okay lacing. Toasted grain nose, but unfortunately also quite a bit of overcooked vegetable. Malty start, slight caramel, but that overcooked vegetable is still there. Not as heavy as on the nose tho, thankfully. Semi-sweet, with a moderate body and mouthfeel. Clean finish, not much vegetable at this stage. Decent, but leaves me wanting an Eliot Ness. Thanks Ernest for the trade!
Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery, 4/12/06: True amber hue. Caramel and toasty character in the aroma and flavor. Well balanced. Not too sugary like many in the style.