TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Ruby-amber with a short tan head. Aoma is caramel, sweet malt, spicy hops and earthy hops. Sweet malt and caramel dominate the favors with a spicy hoppiness and soft earthy notes. There’s also a mild citrus profile to this. Body is medium with a smooth, creamy carbonation. Ends with more caramel, sweet, chewy malt, spicy hops, soft citrus and mild earthiness. Very drinkable session beer!
pineypower (2509) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Dmac. Pours out an attractive reddish color with a small off white bubble of a head. Aroma is of caramel, grass, some biscuit and light earthy/citrus hops. Taste is caramel, toffee, biscuit, some grassy hops, bread. Very easy drinking and rather tasty.
ARMed (602) - 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 (2233) - 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 (2188) - 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 (1519) - 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 (11083) - 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 (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, 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 (2918) - 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.