Goblincat (386) - Westland, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear reddish brown with a thin off white head describes it perfectly. Weak overall. Nothing really stood out with this beer. I still have yet to try anything from the Frankenmuth brewery that impresses me. They need to be a little more bold and daring and not just come up with weak entries like this.
BigNasty (55) - South Lyon, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted as part of sampler. Tied with the pale ale as my least favorite. Color wasn’t as dark as I was expecting, but they were having problems with the tap the day I was there, so I got a sample of foam that I had to let settle somewhat before I could taste. Assertive malt flavors and hop bitterness.
can8ianben (1363) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty good, interesting depth, although it basically just felt like a pale lager with some harsher malts and darker colour.
auerbrau (3180) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at the Brewpub Pour of chill-hazed mahogany with a fringe of sienna. Head a slick of off-white. Light aroma of distant dusty malt. Flavor is surprisingly roasty. With a good backing of chocolate, toaste and rich burnt sugars. Kind of out of the dark, with such a tepid aroma. Has a finish of lingering oaken toffee sugars. Smacks of drying grassy euro hops. Lingering on the palate is toast and hazlenuts, quite strong. Palate is refreshingly dry. A little touch of copper. Well balanced and tasty to me.
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Part of a sampler at the brewery. This is another beer I remember from before the big storm. Clear reddish brown with a thin off white head. Very little aroma at all, mild malt and faint yeast. The flavor is a little lackluster, slightly malty, not really roasted, and then a yeasty aftertaste. The body is okay. This was a bit of a disappointment, but it still is a nice beer to drink.
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brew pub A deeep amber color little to no head aromas were dark fruit and and malt nothing that great out of this one ... I miss the old brewery yuletide porter and frankenmuth dark those were the days what happened !!!!! A tourist trap...
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear brown color with a thin offwhite head. Mild aroma and flavor of smoked and caramel malts with an unpleasant finish. The body is light with a watery texture and moderate carbonation.