msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Barley’s Brewhaus in Overland Park. Pours clears light brown with off-white head. Aromas of german malts, caramel, and light hops. Flavors malt, caramel, and light hops. Nice drinkable ale.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Free State. Pours a dark amber body with an off white head. Cereal notes, malt y bread y rye and pumpernickel. Caramel notes a bit nutty and chewy with a spiced bitter finish. Okay.
unclemattie (4304) - Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Free State. Copper color, lacey tan head. Nice munich and pale malt flavors. Nutty, musty, and caramel. Aroma has a nice nutty caramel note. Finishes with an earthy, woody hop. Clean, crisp, smooth Amber beer.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Given to me from Dansting, Caddylac, TimmyK and the crew from Kansas- Thanks boys!!
Pours a dark brown colour with a very small head. Aroma is nice, plenty of nutty character, some caramel and roasted malt. Flavour was incredible smooth and biscuity. Thought it might be a heavier amber first, but now by the description it makes sense that it’s more of an Alt. Rich and balanced, soft little hop finish. Nice beer!
drowland (6517) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap at the brewpub while visiting the university. Easy and drinkable, and not bad on the style mark.
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid brew that is more like an American Pale Ale. Caramel, toffee and bready malt notes with a nice fruity hop aroma. Flavor is sweet up front and finishes bitter. Medium body, nice and creamy.
drjay44 (2804) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a thin head over a clear, medium brown (SRM 15) body....nose is of medium malts, with a bit of toffee, slight bread.....taste is primarily mild roast, with caramel, primarily toward the finish and lingering thereafter.....medium mouth feel. A pleasant malty amber.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: February 25, 2009
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head, patterned lace
Aroma: dry caramel malt aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: rich dry caramel malt flavor, lots of earthyness keeps it pretty dry, long bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Free State during the 20th anniversary. Pours a clear and see through copper red body with an average sized, smooth looking, off-white head that dissipated slowly and remained nicely laced. Aroma is a caramel-rose maltiness. Flowery smoothness with a biscuity smell as well. A bit of earthy molasses in there too. Flavor is malty. More of that biscuit malt and molasses taste. Light amount of bitterness and a creamy nuttiness. Slightly citrus in the aftertaste, but mainly a hazelnutty linger. More and more hazelnut flavor is coming through as this warms up too. Palate is medium bodied and exceptionally smooth. Very clean throughout with a nice balance of flavor. Overall, not the most flavorful or complex beer out there, but a very nice tasting beer for the style. Great balance from beginning to end as well. Another impressive brew from Free State.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler courtesy of theisti, Pours mahogany with a thin but determined withe head. Smells of caramel, light spice, roses, some sugary hints, earthy. Tastes of spice, pepper, earthy, tea, some citrus, caramel. Finishes with a light earthiness. Enjoyable session beer.