acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
There should be a separate draft and bottle entry for this beer; they are very different. My numerical scores are for the draft rating; I’ll talk about my bottle experience as well.
On draft, it had a nice brown color with small head. It had a nice balanced aroma, though not very much of one. I found the taste to be very interesting and balanced. It had some sweet hints, almost like a wheat beer, and some bitter ones as well. It was very enjoyable.
So I bought a 6-pack at the store and had one a few days later. What a disappointment. All the balance was gone, and it was just bland and bitter. I poured it out. Get this one on draft if you can!
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 19, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
POurs a clear dark amber color, small white head. Aroma of oranges, malty, and musty. Flavor is undercarbonated, sweet, caramel apple, bitter with booze.
Ratman197 (13084) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish copper with a small amber head. Aromas of pine, citrus, carmel, and a hint of tobacco. Palate was medium bodied. Flavors of carmel, wet cardboard, grapefruit rind, with a semi-dry bitter finish.
heemer77 (5290) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 17, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber and orange body. Has a white head. The aroma is funky cheese with some light tobacco and vanilla. Fairly boozy smelling. The taste has more funky cardboard and some wet dog. There is also a little cola and flowers.
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber body. Grass juice / peppermint aroma. Mandarin orange / bread flavor with a grassy finish. A decent beer.
bb (8506) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper colored beer with a nice off-white head. Nice grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit flavor with some malt backing and a bit of spice. Slightly lighter bodied.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Initial blast of hops when I popped the top off, somewhat muted in the glass. Some spicy hops in the aroma. If I had to hazard a guess, I think Simcoe hops are playing a role in this beer. Cloudy reddish amber in color with minimal head. Strawberry and lemons dominate the flavor. Somewhatflat and uninteresting thereafter. Lingering hop burn. Thanks André.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this one was a fuscia shock of copper with small to no head, damn didnt i just say that??? scratch, scratch, scratch....litle biscuit nose wich pours into the palate with a bark of malty cereal flavors, this was my buddys favorite beer they had. i could take it or leave it, easy to drink, not very interesting.
IndianaRed (3743) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BottlePours a dark sopper.amber with a modest off-white head and a little lacing. Aroma is malt but also healthy hops. Flavor is quite strong hops, almost like an IPA. Balance with dark fairly sweet hopsworks well. Feel is moderate and aftertaste is slight bittersweet hops.
Quite different than the other few fall seasonals I've had this year.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice piney, slightly orangy, heavy malt aroma; decent caramel malt background and flowery bittererness throughout; slightly detracting metallic tinge. not bad