gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this one bottled, thanks to Arnie! Nose is typically well-balanced for an alt, complex, and refreshing. Highly quaffable.
drfabulous (6576) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at brewpub. IPA with caramel and reddish hue. Sweetness with a little bit of bitterness. Refreshing and nice.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Flying Saucer in Kansas City. Pretty decent stuff here. Aroma of good malt wafers, a lager herb and grassiness, peanuts, and caramel malts. Poured with a layer of white bubble head, semi-translucent, and deeper amber in color. A light carbonation on the palate, and fairly refreshing, though seemingly not quite to the German minded style for this type of beer. Still, some good notes here. Leafy grass, dark malted caramel, mixed citrus, malted malts, and almond cookies. There was a lot of promise in this beer. I would like to try more of what Free State has to offer.
RobertDale (5446) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 5, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Just recently available bottled. Pours amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, hops and caramel. Tastes of malt and caramel. Very smooth. Nice.
tommeagher (222) - Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A deep, clear, caramel color makes you expect this to be a light brew. But instead, its taste is heavier than you would think. It has a chocolate or coffee taste with a hint of bitter that’s unique for an ale. It’s strong but with a very subtly sweet undertaste. A clever, complex ale from this Lawrence, Kansas brewpub.
rader58 (875) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the first release (of bottles). Pours a clear deep copper color. Aroma of roasted grain and molasses. Flavor is grain, molasses, and prunes.
Aurelius (5070) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, medium brown with a reddish glow. Fruity, oat-cereal aroma. Sweet, mellow a little bocky and well-bittered. Not over-carbonated. Slightly tannic. Chalky, medium body. Decent. Tap, Flying Saucer, Kansas City.
msante79 (2224) - 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 (5500) - 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 (4358) - 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.