ARMed (587) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A celbration beer that has pretty much everything. The color is a reddish copper brew with a clear hue and a a thick pillow head. The lacing is both thick and lasting. The flavor is a minty sweet caramel, almost candy sweet finish. An excellent drinking brew and a great accompanyment to a potroast or pork roast dinner. I enjoyed this brew.
BREWMUSKCLES (2143) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
fruity and creamy with flavor like a muscatel or a port. butterscotch and some sweetness that pairs well with raspy carbonation and a hop character seemingly balanced perfectly between grapefruit and pine. thats where that grape character is usually evident. satisfying.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stubby bottle. Rating #56. Clear dark amber color with a dirty white head. Nice hop nose, light citrus and a bit of sweet malts. Nice little bitterness up front with a little more citrus hops and caramel sweetness. Dry finish and super drinkable, tasty stuff. (2062)
legion242 (2089) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a pretty red colour, darker then most Viennas in my experience. Nice white head. Iquite enjoyed this, though at 6.2%, I don’t know how sessionable it would be.
brenn79 (1414) - Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz stubby- Pours dark brown orange with a thin head. The aroma is caramel malts, mildly spicy hops, fairly muted. The taste is caramel malts, rye bread, dry and mildly bitter hops, I would say definitely more dry than bitter. Body is medium to low, carbonation is medium. Overall decent, but something I would never buy.
jcwattsrugger (10938) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-pours a light tan head with amber color. Aroma is herbal-tea, medium malt-musty/peat/caramel. Taste is herbal-tea hops, wood/grainy, medium malt-musty/bready/peat.
JoeTheYounger (1122) - Claremont, California, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden pour with tan small bubbly head. Aroma is grainy and toasted malts. Taste is much better than the very faint aroma with some caramel sweetness, malts and a touch of spice with a touch of hops towards the end. Finishes clean and nice with some bread and pine in the finish. Great session brew for sure.
probstblueribbon (2708) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11 fl oz stubby bottle from Finger Lakes Beverage, served cold in a tulip glass. 07DE11.
App.: Clear deep amber with a fair light tan head.
Aroma: Nice caramel/toffee, slightly fruity and nutty, somewhat vinous, hints of brighter fruits, biscuit, toast, bread crust, maybe a hint of floral hops.
Palate: Medium body, restrained effervescence, smooth.
Flav.: Vinous malts, touch fruity and earthy, bread crust, a touch of peppery rye, nice; dry with minimal bitterness and a pleasant bread crust and toffee malt finish.
I dig this “series” from Full Sail.
poisoneddwarf (1602) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
11 oz bottle. Pours almost clear copper with a small white dissipating head. Aroma is bready, SweeTarts. Taste is lightly sweet, turns faintly bitter and tart before turning sweet again. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy, carbonation is average. I’m impressed with this.
dmac (3701) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11 oz stubby bottle from Jonathan Ron Brielle, awesome bottle. Poured a very ncie looking clear red body with a small foamy off white head. Aroma was very dusty grains, cardboard. Body is very dry with a touch of strong carbonation. Flavor of bread, cardboard, molasses, dry caramel. I gotta say these bottles are addictive, but a 6.2% beer seems a tad high for a "session" beer.