jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2009
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not too different than the lager. Tastes a little maltier. Slightly roasted notes on the nose and taste. Really crispy head. Malty, skunky taste. Not too bad.
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Northfield, MA. Amber body with okay head. Malty and caramel nose. Toasty flavour. Not too similar to Grolsch. Watery. Okay.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2009
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a one finger head. Aroma is malts with caramel almost no hops. Pretty watery. Not a very good aftertaste. OK at best
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear amber color with a thin off white head. The aroma was mainly caramel, but a hint of hops was present. The flavor was toasty, with an earthy hop finish.
biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 21, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer poured with a generous head and a deep amber color. The aroma is light caramel maltiness balanced by a touch of hops. Medium bodied with good drinkability, the taste is pretty similar to the smell. Very nicely balanced, this is a decent beer.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 29, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Poured a ruby to amber color with a half inch head that dissipated quickly, but left heavy lacing.
Smelled of sweet malt, medium hoppines for the style, with a fruity touch. Tasted of toasted grains, spicy top hops, and a bit of mellow fruit. Just a touch heavy on the carbonation. A bit of bite on the back of the tongue, not bad but a wee bit much for the mellow flavor.
A fine session beer.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured amber with a creamy off-white head that left light lace. Initial aroma of sulfur like lit matches. This fades to grain and burnt malts. The flavor is mainly caramel malts. Light body.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Amber body with 2 finger head. Lightly malty with some hop bitterness. Plain and simple a miss in my eyes.
thornecb (4742) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Fluffy off-white pancake batter head leaves spotty sheets. Stale caramel aromas. Crisp with deep sweet caramel upfront and a dry malty finish.
AMN (127) - Dublin, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice deep amber color and whitish head. Inoffensive taste; probably a little better than reviews would lead you to believe.