BeerandBlues2 (10842) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Salt. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt with light caramel notes, earthy and herbal hops with dates. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, dates and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle shared by cdumler. Thanks! Pours a clear reddish orange color with a medium head. head retention and lacing. Fine carbonation is visible. Aroma is fruity with notes of apricot, caramel and nuts. Taste is elementary school fruit cocktail... peach, pineapple, syrup and whatnot. Also caramel and some faint earthy notes. Full bodied,
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home via trade with barak316. Thanks Bill! Pours a clear, dark rust orange appearance with a cream colored head. Quite nutty, very toasty malty, big toffee, caramel, biscuity aroma. Cracker, toasty malty, light roast, a touch fruity, nutty flavor with a somewhat bitter, floral hoppy finish. Not bad.
hopdog (10002) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium to deeper amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, toasted malts, and lightly earthy. Tastes of caramel and toasted malts. Lots of caramel in the flavor.
Sammy (9693) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enormous initial head, looks roasty, light colour. Very fresh draft-lkike taste. A bit of roast and alcohol in aroma, fairly neutral. Mild, creamyish mouthfeel, light body close to watery. Easy drink, bitter with mild roastiness.
Dogbrick (9672) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great Lakes usually provides exemplary models for the beers they create, and the fact that this brew is merely above average is kind of a letdown. Still, it’s pretty good. Deep ruby amber color with a medium beige head and thin lacing. The aroma is roasted malt and caramel. Medium-bodied and on the carbonated side, with flavors of sweet malt, light hops and a bit of fruit. The finish is clean and somewhat sweet. Overall pretty good, but I just know GLBC could knock this one out of the park if they really wanted to.
crossovert (9602) - Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Old rate. Really a style that doesn’t fit anywhere. This one is maltier but still confusing.
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355mL stolen from tastybeer. Pours a clear fire orange with a medium, dense, rocky, sheen, yellow head with pretty good retention and spotty lace. Aroma is corn heavy, reminds me of a grainy well-made lager, lots of sweet cherry, and that characteristic Great Lakes rustic/raw maltiness. Taste is suddy at first, moving to sweet cherries, moving to almost metallic, and finishing oatmeal grainy and crackery malt heavy. Really has an insane amount of malt husk and raw malt character that Great Lakes has in all of their beers. Just too suddy on the palate.
shrubber85 (9146) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Mild toffee malt aroma. Amber with large light tan head. Sweet toffee malt initially but switches to a buttery ginseng/gentian root bitter finish. Not a fan of this combination of flavors. (Best by 4/24/13).
DrSilverworm (8711) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Clear light red color, minimal white head, big bubbles. Crisp but a bit heavy carbonation. Very good with a toasted jimmy john’s sandwich, becomes much more enjoyable with a meal. Nice light spice, caramel, fruity taste. Light bitter. A decent Irish.