libertine (210) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
pours amber with a pure malt aroma.flavor is malty and flat.has a slight hop finish.lacks flavor,aroma and now my interest.
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2012
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle from Blue Dog Lansdale. Pours ruby but more dark ambery copper through direct light, and the head is insignificant and off-white. Nose is caramel, mild vinous fruit. Tastes caramelly, buttery, with mild hops and vinous fruit. This one is a diacetyl bomb. I’ve had layered double buttered movie theater popcorn that was less buttery than this. And the taste is bland, one-dimensional, and downright abhorrent. I’d seriously drink any other 0.5 rating of my ratebeer career before I’d drink this again. My first drain pour in over 5-6 years, and I gave it 6 ounces before I drained it.
johnnyoski (438) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark amber pour with a fizzy off white head. Faint aroma of nuts and toasted malt. Mostly a heavy malt flavor with a bitter, metallic finish. Dry texture with average carbonation. A rather disappointing offering void of any real flavor...not something I will seek again.
jtw (1098) - farmington, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours out a coppery amber color with an off-white head and light carbonation. some yeasty hazy particulates, and a strangely tart and spicy aroma for what otherwise looks like an amber ale. not sure if this is a bad bottle, but it’s a bad beer if not. Unpleasant mixture of sweet malt and tartness - doesn’t resemble the roasted barley they advertise. Hope this is a QC issue and not just a poor product.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma has huge notes of cereal malts, caramel and toast. Deep red mahogany hue with a small off-white head that mostly diminished and left little lace. Flavor is medium sweet. Palate is medium bodied and watery average. Overall a good example of the style. Nice caramel malt character and enjoyable to drink.
hotstuff (4096) - Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle and rated on 3-17-2012. Pours a medium sized very fizzy ivory head that mostly diminished. There was no lacing, transparent body, fizzy, fast-rising carbonation, and a gold hue. The aroma is malty, toasty, caramel, and semi-sweet. The flavor is semi-sweet, malty, caramel, lightly bitter, and hint of roastiness. The mouthfeel is tingly and this is medium bodied Irish Ale. Overall, this beer is easy to drink as the ABV is well masked and comes off as a session beer. There was a lingering bitter aftertaste; however, this beer could use more flavor to give it more character and a higher rating.
Tmoney99 (10676) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample. Poured clear reddish brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft drinkable brew.
hopscotch (9163) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Florida Craft Beer and Wing Fest 2012… Pours a clear, deep amber with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Fantastic retention. The nose is quite faint and nearly nondescript, but I am able to pull delicate shades of caramel malt and other toasted grains from the glass. Medium-bodied and almost fatty with tickling carbonation. Well-balanced flavor – gentle components of caramel, toasted grain and some mashiness. Finishes crisp, clean and refreshing… much like every other beer in the Frankenmuth line.
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2013 On tap at the Shark Club in Howell. Poured a deep amberish color with a small sized head. Toasty, pine, some floralness, some caramel, and some roast. Well balanced...this should not be a Brown Ale....an Amber Ale if anything.
Pailhead (4820) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of roasted nuts, light caramel, and a touch of chocolate. It pours a hazy, bordering on cloudy, brownish-orange with some sediment and a three finger tightly bubbled cream colored head. It has decent retention and leaves behind some sporadic webbing for lacing. The flavor starts with a quick dose of an almost wheat-like tanginess. The finish has light-moderate roasted nuts and a touch of chocolate. Light bodied with extremely lively carbonation that gives it a prickly/stinging mouthfeel...way too carbonated. Overall, it seems like a pretty standard Brown Ale, but it’s so overcarbonated that it makes it really difficult to enjoy.