maekchu (2602) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Village Wine and Spirits. Sweetish, Brit malt nose, with caramel and treacle, some peach. Clear orange/amber color, 2-3cm head, and clumpy lace. Very mild malty initial, minerals, light fruit, and subtle bitterness in finish. Thin-medium body. Crisp and clean. Mild but tasty all around.
Darkmagus82 (1952) - - SEP 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-7-13-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a medium amber color with a one-half finger white head. The head fades fast to leave a persistent foam on the top of the brew with very light lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell –The aroma is very light overall and only consists of a very small amount of roasted malt and caramel.
Taste – The taste begins with a good caramel malt backbone that creates a rather sweeter and breadier flavor. This taste lasts throughout the taste with very little change. Toward the middle of the taste a notes of toffee and a more buttery flavor comes to the tongue. These mix with a very light herbal and grassy hop flavor at the end of the taste which end up leaving a smooth and sweet flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer for an only 4.3 % abv beer is much creamier then would be anticipated while the carbonation level is rather average. The thicker body is nice for accentuating the toffee and buttery flavors of the brew while the average carbonation level keeps it refreshing and easy drinking. Nicely done for the flavors and style.
Overall – While the flavor profile is not too complex, but instead rather simple, it is quite nice and with the lower alcohol level makes this brew an easy one to drink.
stevoj (2709) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear dark amber with small off white head. Aroma is subdued due to very cold serving temps. Taste is nutty, caramel , toffee . No finish.
Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft. Not much aroma. Pours orange. Taste is bitter with a nice hoppiness. Good summer time beer in my opinion. I could drink a few at a time. Not sure why it is rating so low on here.
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jackafholmes (591) - - AUG 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from missoula, York. Beautiful toasty amber colour and a healthy head. Aroma is orange and a bit of lychee, malts and hops. Taste is mild and crisp. A little too mich carb for me but Very drinkable none the less.
AgentAle (986) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is clove, light sweet malts and slight sulphur hints. Taste is a light sweet maltiness with some graininess and light caramel notes. There is a subtle bitterness that is quite well balanced and finishes very smoothly. Appearance is a copper /gold with a medium pearl head that retains fairly well.
arnold931 (767) - Iowa, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with nice white head. Nose is citrus and grain. Taste is dry bitterness. Okay bitter.
thorongil2 (1539) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
(bottle) bright clear amber colour with a small white head; aroma of stewed fruit; faint and watery flavour - dishwater after washing beer bottles? very forgettable
MaltOne (260) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light chestnut, brief white head. Faint malt aroma. Very light, approaching watery. Flavor is sweetish, light malt. A bit of fizz. Overall a good session beer. Pleasant but very light.
Bork (416) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2014 Somewhat disappointing bitter. Rather watery and low on flavors. Is this the same Honker’s as before the InBev acquisition?