Travlr (17716) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Clear amber color, small white coca cola head. Aroma of light caramel. Taste is very malt forward and sweet.
Sarlacc83 (1542) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Free ticky tick tick.
A: Cloudy red with a thin white head. Lacing.
N: Pine, biscuit, leaves, hint of honey and heather.
T: Bigger sweetness. Not much bitterness - which surprised me. Clean.
M: Medium body, light carbonation, no alchol.
O: Clean and easy to drink. Definitely on the sweet side, though. A clean and uninteresting beer that exists.
slowrunner77 (7884) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
"not bad. i like the use of caramel malt here, but there’s really not a whole lot else going on. poor man’s red...another one that i’ll take if it’s free but don’t buy."
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Disappointing amber with an acidic fruitiness and foamy mouthfeel docking points. Yet another failed macro with a dishonest marketing pitch.
mlane76 (58) - Albany, Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark in color, but light in taste. Refreshing and light, not thick, taste like a beer
JDBaker11058 (1647) - Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: medium amber red, creamy light tan head. Aroma: roasted barley, caramel, hint of nuts and leather. Taste: as the aroma indicates. Finish: lingering lightly toasty sweetness. Notes: Ok, I don’t hate this beer. Average, but a decent enough choice when selection is limited. It’s the Stella Artois of amber lagers.
labattslover74 (72) - Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a longneck into a frosted mug. Mahogany color with thin off white head. Slight lacing. Smells malt, wheat, corn, toast. Taste of malt and hops, nice sweet aftertaste. One of my favorites, I havent had one in a while I’ve been so busy trying all these new craft beers. The price has come down on a six pack, so I will have to include this in my "malt diet" more often!
Brentv (533) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Pours a clear red with almost no head or lacing; what’s there is white and dissipates quickly. Aroma is sweet, light caramel, bread. Taste is the same. Almost no hops. Thin mouthfeel. Pleasant but not special.
gschrade (904) - Collinsville, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Fridays. Pours reddish with off white head. Taste Carmel, sweet, malt. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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Darkmagus82 (2093) - - AUG 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transfer from BA review on 12-29-12-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – As the name implies the brew is served a clear dark red/mahogany color with a one finger off white head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving only a very light level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is a mix of roasted malt, caramel, as well as a brown sugar sweet smell. Mixed with these smells is a light nut.
Taste – The taste starts out heaviest of a caramel sweetness mixed with a lighter roasted malt flavor. As the taste advances the roasted flavors become slightly more pronounced, but never gain that much flavor, while a corn and brown sugar sweetness take mover the sweeter flavors from the initial caramel taste. A light nuttiness and a odd earthy hop flavor come to the tongue at the very end.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was average in terms of creaminess as well as carbonation. The body and carbonation were fitting for making a very easy drinking session brew.
Overall – While a little on the sweet side with some transitions that are a bit abrupt, overall there was nothing off putting about the brew and it was quite easy drinking and sessionable.