FestDecBeet (82) - - APR 16, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Taste: fruity, bitter good.
First drank: March 2012 Radio Maria Champaign, IL
SrSilligoose (3217) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
big xo thanks to pepsican for tossing me this cred-packed rew. simple straightforward moderately sweet caramel with a grapedrank twang. an old woodsy vegetal note. bit of old grapes and raisin. not overly sweet. not really offensive, just not particularly memorable. seems more like a session barley wine than anything, which seem to be all the rage these days. may be a shelf beer for all i know.
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Amber, dark orange and clear appearance. Mild aroma of pale malts, bread, light spicy hops, caramel, black pepper and toffee. Similar flavor, mildly sweet and lightly bitter. Average body, easy to drink.
Homer321 (1600) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can via box via FedEx. Nose is a weird sweet-ish, reddish, blah aroma. Iím drinking from the can so tough to pick out what is there, but there is something that reminds me of wet dog hair. Taste is initially sweet, then a hint of roast, then some peppery hop flavor. Usually a roasted grain helps dry a beer out but it stays sweet though the finish, then just falls off into no where. Well, Iíve had worse beers. Nothing indicates any faults or flaws (besides recipe). Just very forgettable. But I guess most reds are. Would like to see something more. Maybe some more yeast character, fruitiness or something. I mean, if I were at a restaurant and they had macro lager or this, Iíd drink this, but Iím not gonna rush out and buy any more.
igneous1 (1492) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear amber color, moderate carbonation, bready malts with a little caramel in the aroma, flavor profile is similar to aroma. finish and aftertaste are a little grainy.
thegreenrooster (3159) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a clear red with a average white head. Aroma is not much else than some sweet malt. Flavor is a little better but not great. Decent malt but no hops or earthiness like you usually get in this style. Finish is bland and watery. Nothing special here.
akoeninger (397) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby red with off white head. Good malty smell and taste. Slight herbal hops in the finish. Medium body and watery finish. Hops build up over time and start to over power the malt.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
nimbleprop (4543) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
16oz can pours a hazy amber with some cloudy head. Nose is weird, some carrot, a little mint, some tomato. Flavor is lightly malty, celery salt, tomato skin, carrot peel. Weak finish. Really strange and just plain bad.
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
thin amber with large bubbled white ring. Odd nose, watermelon rind, bit plastic and red berries, pumpernickel with the faintest rubber cement. Flavor is sweet berries, light sugar and heft supporting. Very spritzy carbonation. As close to a fruit beer as a red ale.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can courtesy of radagast83, thank you sir! Clear amber color, medium beige head. Aroma of caramel and orange peel. Taste has subtle citrus, some resin, caramel.