merc7186 (1989) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Decent Lacing
S: Sweet Bread, Mildly Floral, Mildly Grainy
T: Semi Sweet Bread, Floral, Mild Banana???
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter
Overall, a slightly above average harvest, nice blend of malts and mild hoppiness.
boozedude (1677) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into glass..clear red pour with thin white head..aroma is a light sour fruit..taste is cinnemn..pumpkin..hopps..good overall
mrhopsbeertalk (103) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very flavorful and balanced harvest ale. The spicy bitter bite is nicely balanced by the subtle sweetness of caramalts.
commonmac (266) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour into pint Belgium snifter glass. Very slight head but a visually appealing appearance in a deep burnt sienna color. Surprisingly refreshing malty IPA. A well-balanced ale that really delivers a solid taste and an unexpected satisfaction.
commonshawn (327) - - NOV 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amber. Good lacing. Sweet and malty aroma. Bitter but not as much as expected. Reminded of an English ale. Didn’t love how it finished. Uncertain how well the harvest is coming in.
obxdude10 (2027) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle that poured a bright and clear amber color with a decent-sized beige head. The head left some nice lacing around the inside of the glass. The nose was nicely balanced, with a nice combo of sweet and bready malts and crisp and slightly spicy hops. The flavors resemebled the nose, with hints of bread, caramel and toast. I also got a delicious hoppy tone from the body. The finish was smooth, dry and bready. A very nice ESB.
brianairb85 (71) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a perfect October beer! It is more flavorful than Sam Adams Octoberfest. It's a must try for the fall and craftbeersmen.
Cybercat (3225) - Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear dark amber with a very thick yellowish buff head. Malty aroma has fruity and horehound hints. Malty and woody notes support subtle fruit and earthy tones plus a hint of clove. Firm, smooth texture has some good fizz to it. Nice with a meal - or a ball game.
rxeight (1232) - Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden coper color. Bready and earthy malts. Touch of hops. Medium body and very smooth.
mzaar (1547) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
På fat. Kopparfärgad vätska med medelstort vitt skum. Tämligen svaga dofter: Bröd och karamell. Oklar frukt och smörkola i smaken. Fin beska i eftersmaken.