STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - JAN 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
# 1 bottling - 12 oz. bottle- color of medium brown , with a medium off white head - nose of oats , sweet , malts , and some hopps – taste of sweet malts , yeasty , cereal , oats and some mild hops - body medium , medium carbonation and slightly creamy – aftertaste of malty , and milky
Reid (2095) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark copper beer with a small light tan head, that goes fast leaving some lace.
Aroma is mostly malty, small hop present.
Mainlly malt driven flavours to this one, grainy in the finish some hops in the finish. I found this had some Bock like qualities.
Mouthfeel is Ok for syle, not thin.
An OK beer. not great , but not bad.
OldMrCrow (2197) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a deep but clear orange-red with a modest head. Grassy, grainy aroma leaves me unprepared for the sweet cough-syrup flavor with a sour twist to it. The alcohol is poorly masked, and overall I’m thoroughly unimpressed. Not even a good session beer.
bhensonb (12744) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong smell of grassy malt. Brilliant ruby copper color with a head that quickly absconded. Starts with a spiciness, followed by a malty sweetness. Little hop here, if any. Very good mouthfeel. Finishes dryish, but with bits of sweetness popping out. It’s beautiful and it drinks well. I think there is a very small amount of vanilla in here.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mahogany with a light head and stringy lacing. Nose is of sour malts and some caramel. A little dusty. The flavor is loaded with malts. A little roast and toast. Caramel and bitterness. A touch fruity. Medium bodied with a roast filled finish.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
clunky name. a very pretty, very bright reddish-brown, with a tan head that retains ok, and leaves decent lace. more of a bock nose, very doughy, rather like brown bread fresh out of the oven. wisps of hop spices along the edges. flavor starts with nicely deep maltiness - hello, Munich Malt!, but avoids the downfall of being too cloying. slight cola flavor I get from bocks on occaision. decent hop kick in the finish, with a bit of noble hop flavor peaking out from under the malt.
a well put-together beer, though not particularly exciting.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear, dark copper color with an ivory wisp. Toasted malt aroma. Malty flavor with an eggy note. Much lighter flavor than I was expecting. A very well made beer but I find some of the flavors disagreeable.
BrewDad (5121) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[12oz Bottle - New Seasons]
Series 01 - A deep reddish color with a nice head. This had a nice malty aroma with a light citrus aroma lingering. This was a malty brew and very little hops used. Hard to say this is a dunkel but this was a very intresting brew. I am hoping the other bottles condition in a while and have a better flavor. This was a malt bevergae with little flavor. Intresting though to say the least.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled as LTD series 01. Pours red/copper with a off-white head that falls fast. Earthy caramel malts that remind me of an altbier, kinda cereal taste. I don’t like the finish, just tastes funky. Kinda juicy hops with a touch of citrus that doesn’t go well with the cereal taste up front. Kinda going out on a limb but this is how i imagine cheerios with beer tasting like. Overall this beer just doesn’t taste that great, the malts upfront don’t go well with the strong bitter finish. Maybe just not my thing.
joet (2419) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A Christmas lager pouring a rich brown color with fluffy white foam. Carmels and a bit of molasses in the malts. The hops have something to be desired -- not that they’re just unpronounced or subdued but a bit dirty and unclear. As the beer warms and evens out, it comes together a little with the hops bristle working with some eraser type oxidative malt flavors. This might be something Michael Jackson would enjoy.