hopdog (7657) - 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 (4174) - 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 (1989) - 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 (11113) - 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 (1205) - 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 (1831) - 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 (1676) - 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 (6213) - 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