bu11zeye (12096) - 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.
jefcon (1459) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
No one was happier than I to see a 12-pack of green stubby Session bottles in the refrigerator case at the store. Pours an alluring cloudy red with lacing and very light aromas of pine and caramel malt. Well-balanced on the palate, showing pine and pine cone hops and malts. Woodsy and rustic, clearly made with love, and eminently drinkable. A great companion for the winter months. Thanks, Full Sail!
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours dingy copper with a good head. Smells and tastes of malty sweetness with a bit of spice. Not balanced. Couldn’t session this one.
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a clear dark amber with a super thin head.
Aroma: Malt sweetness, fresh grassy hop.
Taste: Toasted sweet caramel like malt. Modest hop spicy bitterness. Light bread crust too.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with prickly bubbles.
Overall: Lighter than Wassail Ale, but a little strong for a "session" beer. Super drinkable.
adnielsen (9709) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. When I picked this up, I figured out was a festbier aka a märzen but it’s not. Maybe "fest" for the holidays? Somewhat hazy, burnt orange appearance with a nice, tan head. Toasty caramel, munich malty, hay, grassy, a touch citrusy hoppy aroma. Medium to full bodied. Caramel, Munich malty dominated flavor with a mild grassy, a touch piney/citrusy hoppy, lightly nutty flavor with a note of spiced gingerbread. Very sessionable and overall quite solid.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10/26/11. session fest bottle at azwine.
red amber with soft ow head.
a + f are pine, mild citrus, spicy hops, caramel, faint choco, a little numb-ing hop wise.
nice hoppy red, crisp, very quaffable. tasty and again, sessionable. 7/3/7/4/16
Cavie (3969) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a white colored head. Aroma is dry grains, bitter with some earthy notes. Flavor is light spice, dry flavors, some caramel and roast. Finishes a bit watery with dry notes.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber orange, small foamy white head. Aroma of sweet bready malts. Taste is smooth sweet malt again with some light floral hops. Very easy to drink.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bonus from 5000. Amberish/mahogany, nice off white head. Bready malts, decent hop character, well balanced, easy drink. It sat and warmed for awhile and a slight butter is coming through. Other than that decent overall.
FrankGrimes86 (1) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2011 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good and drinkable, but occasionally you get a medicinal flavor with the strength of this beer.