omhper (18763) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep golden. Herbal nose, big malty body. Complex, with loads of different flavours.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Hop Leaf, Chicago
Golden color; creamy head. Simple aroma, quite malty flavor, a bit crispy.
Theis (12549) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Girl and the Gold. Clear amber/golden - white head. Caramel. Fruity. Bread. Sulohor notes in the aroma. Light toasted malts. Light light fruity. Dry grassy hoppy. Lovely freshness. Pleasant.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a spare white head. Aroma of caramel malt, apple, and toasted bread. Falvor of caramel malt.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich golden colour; hugely malty, toasty, caramel nose & palate; very big & chewy for the style. Finishes smooth
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2006 (draft, 5/27/06) Clear apple juice body topped by a white head. Aroma is medium sweet, peach. Taste is medium sweet, peach, some earthy, light spice. Light-medium body, light stickiness. (6/3/8/4/15)
(12oz bottle, 1/24/05) Clear amber body with white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, bread, caramel, apple. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, some apple, light bitterness (grassy/earthy). Light-medium body, some crispness. I was not sure how to rate this -- it seems to have all the characteristics of a very good brew, but for some reason it did not much appeal to me. (6/3/6/3/12)
jcwattsrugger (10935) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-pours a foamy disappearing off white head and gold color. Aroma is musty, somewhat sweet medium malt. Taste is musty, somewhat sweet medium malt, secondary earthy/spicy hops. OK carbonation. Thanks E Notch for bringing this one back.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: October 11, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head
Aroma: dry and earthy aroma with a hint of caramel sweetness
Flavor: caramel malt flavor, lots of earthyness keeps it mostly dry, light balancing bitterness leads to a long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
bhensonb (10213) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Archer Liquors. Light copper color with a transient, temporarily impressive off-white head. Aromas of pale malt and saaz? hop. Near medium body with fizzy/frothy carbonation. Flavor is amazingly bitter, almost overpowering the light malt. Comes a bit bready, but finishes nicely bitter and fairly dry. 30 IBU seems a good number.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color with a medium white head that settles quickly and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma of licorice and black pepper. Flavor has licorice, lots of hops and lots of malts. Could be better balanced.