MANdolin (3) - Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells nice, looks lighter than the style should be. Taste seems thin. Starts with a decent sweetness and ends with a not so appealing tartness. The bitter at the end could probably be mellowed a little and it would help to get it closer to style.
Crispy34 (282) - Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. The smell is sweet and malty to me, with a little funk. The appearance is a light brown with a creamy head. The taste is a sour malt taste that finishes a dry sour. The palate is a dry sour, with a funky malt aftertaste. Overall, this beer is ok. Alts are not my favorite, so that prolly has something to do with it as well.
BigHoss (151) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
The color is med amber with a light brown head. I smell sweetness of fruits, caramel and I taste the same with bitterness and some nuttyness. It finish clean and fresh.
Scrapersnbeer (1248) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hard fruity aroma laced with alcohol notes. Murky brown color. Initial sharp sweet-tart transitions to a mellow starchiness. Slick body with a nice bite, too sweet to qualify as crisp. Initial Pub Offering? Very funny, and goes down better than those of GM and FB.
KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was a clear caramel brown with a large (2-3 finger) off white pillowy head that was mostly lasting, finally receding to a large cap with excellent streaky lacing.
The aroma was nice and enticing with a toasted sweet grain malt, light floral hops and a mild doughy yeast and had hints of caramel, honey and a slight fruity ester.
The taste was good and malty with a nice caramel sweetness in the beginning, and then took on a mild fruity hoppiness with a slight bitterness creeping in at the end. The flavor hung on for a good duration proceeding the swallow with a mild citrus peel bitterness lingering for a little while longer.
Mouthfeel was a few steps above light in body with a smooth creamy texture and a somewhat mild carbonation.
Overall probably the best Altbier I have tasted to date, it was malty-sweet with a good hoppiness and a great drinkability. There is not much more one could ask for within this style...
arondee (501) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark yeasty brown color with a huge white head and good carbonation. Aroma is caramel sticky malts. The taste is bread, yeast, caramel malts, very little hop characteristics. It’s an OK beer but I’m not a big fan.
maxwelldeux (2710) - Spokane, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a very hazy dark amber with a moderate head. Malty and surprisingly hoppy in the nose. An odd malty bitterness to the taste that’s awfully heavy.
videofrog (57) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes, 7/31/12:
Poured from a 22oz bomber into a dimpled stein. There’s a space for "Enjoy By", but nothing stamped in the space.
A: Deep reddish-copper color, off-white, 2 finger head. Minimal lacing down the glass. Edges are burnt orange when held up to the light.
S: Caramel and bready malts up front, fresh lager-like aroma, noble hops.
T: Balance tilts toward the bready and caramel malts, bitter hops come out more here. Slight nuttiness in the finish.
M: Clean and crisp like a lager, but I found it to be on the thin and watery side.
O: A solid Alt and worth the relatively low price tag. Easy-drinking and great for a weeknight.
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not the type of balance I was expecting or looking forward to. There is a biting metallic bitterness that prevails throughout.
Sledutah (3626) - Utah, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle picked up at the state store
Appearance: Pours clear dark amber/brown with a big frothy beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, sweet caramel and earthy
Taste: Toasted malts, caramel, grainy with a nice mild bitter finish
Nice and tasty.