bu11zeye (11933) - 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.
argo0 (11353) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Crystal clear amber body topped by small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some spicy, bread, light orange. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, orange/grapefruit, some bread, light spicy. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
jcwattsrugger (11076) - 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.
bhensonb (10814) - 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.
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Superior Liquor @ AirBNB Palace. Amber pour with a tall khaki head. Nose is toast, nuts, and grassy, herbal hops. Some fruity, apple esters. Flavors of toast, nuts, and bread. A bit of caramel, toffee, and herbal hops. Fairly sweet, light bitterness. Not bad.
Leighton (10543) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in Salisbury, CT. Pours clear, orange-amber with a frothy, creamy white head. Pleasant ’lager’ nose, some toasty bread, light leaves, toasty sugar. Very nice flavor, medium sweet, light caramel, bread, faint leafy and herbal bitterness. Light bodied with average carbonation. Modestly sweet finish, low hops, some lightly sticky caramel and sweet bread, faint leaves. Very nice session beer. Great character.
Tmoney99 (10471) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A - Poured clear amber color with a large frothy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. S - Moderate sweet malt and earthy hop aroma. M - Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. T - Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. D - Drinkable smooth brew.
Ratman197 (9554) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stubby bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness and light toasted malt. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of toasted malt, carmel and light earthiness with a crisp malty finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9465) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by Drake. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt with earthy hops. Flavor is malt and hop balanced with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
SirADNielsen (8949) - 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.