murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub.
Amber gold. Aroma has some roasty malt and a bit of smoke. Light bitterness, dry, clean. Nothing special.
demitriustown (1175) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle: Aroma is big on malt, smokiness, yeast, hay, roasty, caramel, and a little bit of chocolate. Hops are subdued but discernible lightly in the aroma. Appearance is a cloudy reddish/brown with a medium to low white head that lingers. Taste is malt, chocolate, lightly metallic, roast, caramel, and a slight woodsy characteristic. Palate is lightly carbonated mouthfeel, and an light malt aftertaste that is slightly dry. Overall, It’s average to say the least. Cheers!
fuckbudlight (49) - Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2010
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not much of a red. Has a strange acidity that I liken to that of apple juice (as in, the mouthfeel is almost "juicy" without being fruity). That said, not a very sweet red (which I like), but at the same time, very weak like many of the other beers out of Frankenmuth. Essentially zero head, so light that I thought it was a pilsner, etc. That being said, the beer pairs well with savory/salty foods, which bring out more of the latent charred malt bite of the beer. Definitely not a stand-alone beer.
Petkus331 (386) - Redford, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An aroma of sweet caramel and some roasted malt. Flavor was of roasted malt bitterness, caramel, and followed by a sweet-acidic ending i can only relate to apple juice. the beer was rather light, and could have been a lot stronger. an O.K. beer.
Beaver (1588) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a (very fancy) growler. Pours hazy orange amber with a couple of bubbles for a head.
The aroma is sweet nutty caramel malts and toffee.
The flavor is sweet nutty toasted caramel malts with a little balancing bitterness and a touch of fruit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with very watery texture that washes out the flavors.
Overall, a decent nutty red. Nothing special...but a really sweet (but expensive) growler.
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Weak aroma....some hints of toasted malt and caramel, but little else. Flavor is pretty malty, with biscuit and toasted malt up front, followed by some hops and a chocolate finish. Body is thin and watery