UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The label is almost carnival creepy. Some leering headless guy brandishing his melon against an orange and purple background. The beer itself is a deep amber brown, leaning towards ochre, with a thick almond head. Aroma is definitely extra special. A touch of fruitiness, some nutty flavors, caramel, and of course a pervasive and citric hop aroma. Pretty complex, particularly for the style. Flavor is a bit more subdued, with bready maltiness and a nutty yeast flavor. Fruitiness is mostly in the aroma. Medium bodied. A little too carbonated for my taste. Hops are sharp and somewhat rough, leading a dry finish with a lingering bitterness. Pretty good stuff. I think these guys do a good job.
Beerdedone (2603) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel and spices. Flavor was lightly sweet with caramel, bread, earth, mild spices and had a slightly bitter finish.
hockeybeerguy (1931) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a burnt brown colored body and gave a small off white/brown head. Some haunting lacing slowly slid down the glass as the beer went down.
The smell had slight caramel and apples with a bit of a woody yeast and earthy hops to it too.
The taste was sweet through caramel, light ginger, and apples, mainly an cooked apple aftertaste, hops once the beer warms a bit.
On the palate, it sat at/about a medium, sessionable, yeasty finish with some light hops in that.
Overall, full-flavored beer that I used to drink when I lived in Maine.
Berard (295) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours medium brown with white head that dissipates. Light carbonation mild caramel aroma. Caramel up front with mild spices and brown ale like flavors. Has mild hop flavor and very slight pumpkin taste.
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kidobutai (344) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kind of a medium-brown cloudy appearance, not very appetizing. Non-descript aroma, but the taste is good, mellow, somewhat hoppy but not as bitter as I expected. Malt and caramel flavors.
jdobbs (374) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy dark amber color with very little head on cask and a nice huge creamy head on nitro version. Smell is of caramel and nutmeg/pumpkin. Taste is caramel up front with some pumpkin and a nice smooth bitterness finish.
ROBC3366 (609) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark amber and smells of citrus and malt. This ale tastes of citrus and yogurt and starts off a bit bitter
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unclemike (2222) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours red with a generous tanish head that seems to stick around a while. Smells of yogurt, spices, and oranges. Tastes bitter at first with a nice peppery note. Some maltiness and tarte hints are present. Tingly pepper mouthfeel and a decent slightly bitter finish
stoody5000 (4) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thin, light tan head. Very nice golden amber color. On the heavier carbonation side. Strong golden malt flavor, has a presence of alcohol, ending with a noticeable bitter taste.
EithCubes (4831) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, screw top. Nose light golden malt, some mild alcohol, fruity/woody yeast character, very sweet. Pours clear red-amber with a dense tan head. Taste sweet with light bitterness, it’s more of a big alcohol/boozy mule kick issue; malt with suppressed (very lightly floral) English hops, mellow indeed, medium body with a pinch of sunshine and a hint of stale wood, more of a pilsner-gone-wrong than desirable seasonal ESB.
czar (4274) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at brewpub. clear golden with a decent white head, some retention. toasted cereals, lager fruitiness, spices - maybe cloves, bit of booze, oranges, cola. moderate carbonation, light body - oily, dry herbal-peppery finish. ok.