ttutony (570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper in the glass with an off-white head. Faint malty aroma. Nutty malt flavors with a touch of caramel. Spicy hop finish. Not really outstanding but certainly a very drinkable beer.
ROGUE (1566) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Pours a clear dark honey brown with one finger long lasting head. A very subtle smell of malt and some hops. The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel, fruit and brown sugar. Then bready flavors come with a hearty malt character. The hops presence is strong but not over powering and creates a good balance. Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.
JFGrind (1715) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bomber poured in tall Oktoberfest glass. Copper light bodied with good lacing and light, spicy bitterness. Also slight sourness, yeasty and roasted grain flavors. Could this be Hamburg’s session beer?
BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer was alright. I haven’t tried any other beer of this genre but to me it tasted like a spicy lager. Not a go to beer but I’m glad that I’ve tried it.
jkwalking05 (2356) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is of bread, nuts, slight hint of hops. Taste is of caramel, light herbal notes, and nuts.
Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A dark amber beer with a thick off white head. In aroma, nutty malt with bits of lactic points, grainy and herbal. In mouth, a nutty malt with an oily mouthfeel, light roasted nots, lactic points, not bad. Tasted Jan 1 2011.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours an amber body with a white head and good retention. Light melon like sweetness a hint of honey due, earth tones a bit dry and woody with a light spiced hop character. Thin and simple, enjoyable.
Mora2000 (4048) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The beer pours a brownish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is toffee malt along with some earthy and grassy hops. The flavor is more of the same. I get a ton of malt character - toffee and biscuit - as well as some grassy hops. Overall, the beer tastes a little bit like iced tea. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
notalush (4174) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber - fairly clear amber beer - aroma has an initial oxidized/cellared character, some caramel, doughy yeast, some raisin, light spiciness - fairly full-bodied and flavored for the abv - has a bit of nuttiness - fairly bready throughout - lightly spicy - fairly strong, spicy hops, but tempered by a moderate caramel sweetness and some notes of date and raisin - a bit of diacetyl, but just a touch, and it kind of works with the breadiness - the hops are a bit overly bitter in the finish, and never completely come together with the malt, but this is decent.
Pawola22 (3107) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle from Wegman’s in State College, PA. Pours a crystal clear, copper colored body with a finger-width, dense and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a pretty nice lacing throughout. Aroma is bready and caramel malts with some floral and herbal hops. A bit grainy and a hint of spice with a touch of apricot and toast. Flavor is similar. A decent, even level of spicy herbs and floral hops balanced with a moderate caramel, somewhat bready and grainy maltiness. A few fruits and a touch of toast before this finishes somewhat minerally, crisp, and very dry with a light-moderate bitterness that leaves a fairly lengthy aftertaste. Lighter body and medium-high, soft carbonation. Overall, a well balanced, easy drinking lager. Pretty solid hop taste throughout with a solid, crisp, lightly sweetened bready caramel. I think they achieved what they were going for. Not bad at all.