beertholomeus (548) - California, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber color with 2 finger white head. Malt and caramel aromas. Malt and caramel dominate the flavor with some hop bitterness and an almost fruity spice. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
arminjewell (5719) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour on tap at brewpub in LAX, clear dark orange pour with white head, aroma brought biscuit, bread, grass, hints of grain, touch of spice, yeast in there with a hint of floral notes, lots of caramel in the nose as well. Taste is a mix of caramel, bread, yeast, hints of slight red fruits, some spice, finishing fairly dry, spicy, slightly sweet.
KyotoLefty (5913) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Dulles pub. Pretty orange-brown color with a fine, tall head. Fruity, caramel nose. Sweet caramel flavor, rather one dimensional, malt straightforward but not quite cloying. Nicely bitter in the finish. Ok.
berrya785 (440) - Kansas, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Gordon Biersch in KC. Poured a clear medium copper with a small head and minimal lacing. Aroma was sweet with caramel malt and dark fruit. Taste was the same as the smell with a slightly bitter finish.
Beergeek23322 (2042) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
March 2010. From bottle. Amber color with a white head. Caramel, malt, bread and fruit aromas. Caramel flavors, sweet finish.
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap. Pours a light clear amber in color with no head. Aroma was sweet malt, caramel, bread and small amount of hops. All mild. Taste follows with a sweet caramel aftertaste.
Kinz (3189) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Cleveland airport. The tap handle was still advertising their winter brew - this didn’t inspire confidence. But I was assured that this was the summer seasonal. I think it was probably a spring seasonal they couldn’t sell off yet, but OK, I’ll roll with it. Medium amber, nice head. Aroma was sweet caramel accented malts. Flavor matched. Sweetish, some balancing bittering hops on the finish. Maybe a hint of a floral note. Not bad, just not my thing.
Wittales (564) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance was clear deep orangish gold with off white diminishing 1 finger head, slight spotty lacing. Aromas are sweet toffee roasted malts with hints of noble hops. Taste was sweet tangy spicey caramelize malt backbone then earthy spicey hops. Palate was soft creamy CO2 with medium body, then roasts toasty spicey sweet average length finish. Like this Maibock version.
rejtable (1143) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice beer. Pours light amber little head some lacing. Not much nose. Aromas of cereal maybe a hint of fruity hops. Easy drinker. Taste light sweet land light bitter. Palate is slightly creamy with lively carbonation.
cfrancis (2163) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark golden yellow with a nice white head. Aroma is bready and grain. Taste is a great malt profile with bready malts and a small hop bitterness in the finish.
EdInSaltLake (523) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet, caramel malt aroma and flavor, with subtle flaora/herbal hops. Also some light bread malt flavor.