OzarkElmo (303) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle on Jan. 15, 2011. Pours a dark brown with thin head. A bit of smoke, nuts, caramel, bread on the nose. Smooth and flavorful, finishes well. Nice offering.
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from Cavie. Red brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is brown sugar, dark fruit, and lots of malt. Taste is astringent, a little vegetal, caramel, and kinda roasted.
Cavie (3977) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle courtesy drfabulous. Clear orange color with white head. Aroma is slightly chocolatey, caramel malts and some grain. Flavor is watery malts with some dry bitterness. Easy drinking with not a lot goin on.
mattcoats (47) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 13, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is light and slightly nutty. No hops (floral or otherwise) evident on the nose. Mouthfeel is acceptable yet very light with a quick finish. Not the greatest beer around but light refreshing and drinkable.
jaycount (7) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2010 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good ale. Not alot of extra flavors thrown in, but a good taste of hops. Will be in my normal rotation as long as I can keep getting it around town.
BeerandBlues2 (10531) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with an average, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (nutty, toast, biscuit, caramel), average hops (grassy, earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates. Flavor is average malt (nutty, toast, biscuit, caramel), average hops (grassy, earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates. Medium body, low warmth, medium carbonation, low creaminess with a dry finish.
adnielsen (9814) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2011 On tap @ Free State. Burnt red appearance with a cream colored head. Nutty, caramel malty nose. Creamy mouthfeel. Slightly nutty, caramel malty flavor with some balancing hops. Good American Altbier.
Ratman197 (10684) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas mof cocoa, carmel and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and light cocoa with a smooth dry lingering earthy finish.
AJofDenver (71) - Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer has a dark brown middle with a light amber on the outside. The has a small lacy foam around the edges. The taste of the beer is of a sweet malty and sublte hop. A great beer!
beernbourbon (1366) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler given to me by jckp64. Thanks John! Pour is clear rich brown with a medium tan head. Full brown color. Aroma is pure caramel malt with notes of maple, light smoke, light earth, and light wood. Really good aroma. Very clean and full. Flavor is also caramel malt with a light smokiness and a full yeasty background. Also notes of wood in the finish. This is one of the better lagers I have had. Really tasty.