Sammy (9202) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Barcade Jersey City. Some chocolate and a stouty characteristic to it. Not a bad one. Cross-style.
emacgee (4244) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clean copper amber with two fingers of creamy offwhite head. Nose is lightly sweet with notes of bread and toast, very light herbal hop character and grassy notes. Balanced flavor, equal showing of grassy/herbal hops and spicy bitterness with a bready malt sweetness. Soft round body with a low carbonation.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Love the bottle and festive colors. Pours a dark orange/red. Big thick head. Aroma is sweet with a touch of bitter. Getting some pine notes amongst the sweet malt flavors. Quite nice.
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma - heavy pine, faint fruit;
Appearance - light brown, slight reddish hue, fluffy head, laces well;
Taste - balanced front, complex hop flavor develops throughout the back, finish is long and spicy;
Palate - smooth, nice body for the style;
Overall - not your typical winter beer though still quite tasty.
bhensonb (11920) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours copper with a foamy beige head. Aroma of cooked caramel with a little pepper. Near med body. Flavor is light roast caramel with some pretty good hop. Still get a bit of pepper, but there also seems to be a bit of resin. Drinks pretty good.
hopdog (9461) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11oz, stubby bottle. Twist off cap. Deeper golden, amberish, color with a smaller sized head. Grains, toast, and some grassiness in the aromas. Tastes of grains, caramel, with a trace of pine and some citrus.
notalush (5184) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark copper - fizzy, short-lived head - nose of toasted bread, light caramel maltiness, very light esters - moderately creamy carbonation - flavor is medium sweet, with light bitterness and toasty grain character to balance - however, there is a slight huskiness and the malts are a little rough/harsh on the tail end - the light nature of the beer makes these flaws hard to ignore - I want to enjoy this a lot more than I actually do.
Sway (9) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2011 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Piny, not much too it.
Appearance: Great golden/orange hue with a pinky fingertip head that slowly dissipates to a thin wispy cloud above the beer.
Taste: Excellent. Finely crafted, the carbonation is just right. Dry malty taste gives way to piny, but not overwhelming hops. Finally, it finishes off with the bready malt after taste that leaves my palate feeling refreshed.
Overall, a great sessionable lager! Best part is its 6.2% and you wouldn’t even notice.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red pour with thin white head. Moderate lacing. Aroma is sweetish for a lager, but has a lekker grassy note. Well bodied. Nicely balanced. Good finish. Inexpensive.
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(11oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear copper body with a small white head. Aroma of nuts, dried apricots, grain, subtle butter, and caramel. Flavor of grain, caramel, raisins, and some butterscotch.