fidelis83 (1901) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear darkish copper with a thin eggshell head. Aroma is cereal grain, light grassy and spicy hops, toast and a hint of corn sweetness, some caramel notes come out as it warms a bit. Flavor is cereal, a little toast, more corny sweetness, hay, some spicy hops and a touch of corn sileage. Palate is thin and has a neutral, watery feel throughout with a fairly heavy carbonation. Better than I expected, honestly.
Onslow (1130) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Light amber brew iwth thin but persistent white head. Light aroma of sweet grains and grassy hops. Light taste of sweet roasted malts with a modestly dry finish noted with light grassy hops. Not bad.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Swalden28) Pours a clear golden amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of roasted grain, fruit, apple, and nuts. Flavor of nuts, grain, and caramel.
ebrowner88 (123) - Rice, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not much aroma. What is there is a slight caramel/cola. Not much head and what it does have dissipates rapidly. Surprisingly it has pretty nice lacing. The taste is great! Matly but also very refreshing. Very mild hop finish. This would make an outstanding session beer. I wasn’t expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
botle, thanks to swalden28, clear orange color with a thin nutty caramel aroma and flavor
drpimento (2152) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
I looked at the website description before sampling. It was served with a nice cream colored to very light tan, fine head, that slowly subsided to a ring around the top, a tiny bit of lace, some bubble streams. Color was a nice clear medium amber. Aroma was beery and a bit of malt. Flavor was mainly sweet with a little malt thrown in. Body and carbonation were ok. Finish was like flavor. Fairly shallow overall. The darker color, I think, predisposes one to think there’s more malt in here than there is. Not planning on having more.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with fizzy beige head. Aroma doesn’t have much to it, a bit of grain. Flavor is the same. Light and watery with high carbonation. Nothing to it.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2011 Had this on tap at my favorite bar. I absolutely love the nutty flavor that it has, and it is very drinkable and has become a staple in my fridge.
crossovert (6928) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
A slight step above grain belt, there is definitely more malt here, but still, c’mon its pretty terrible.
bluemooner (598) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear amber with a small, fizzy, white head. Aroma is mild and grainy with hints of biscuits, caramel, and light floral hops. Flavor is mild hops, caramel, corn, and hints of nuttiness and musty notes. Thin bodied and very carbonated. Rather disappointing actually, though not terrible.