VastActiv (3735) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Belmont Station, Portland. Bottled on 1/12/15. Colour is clear deep orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, some sweetness, caramel, some dry fruits and malts. Very pure like all the others beers from Heater Allen.
TheEpeeist (3489) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Misty amber with a spongy white head. Nose is toffee, orange, apple and light pine; lovely. Medium light with bright but soft carb. Taste is bitter lemon, juicy grapefruit, hint of caramel. These folks do great lagers.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Corvallis. Pours a reddish tinged amber with an offwhite head. Nose shows some soft sweetness and clean, herbal hops, tending towards an English type character. Toasty malt with a drying finish. Medium bitterness and richly malty overall. Really nice stuff.
BillKismet (3418) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bronzed brew with a slight salon hued and topped with a decent head. Clean, characteristic "steam" aroma with some pepper heat. Muted floral hop flavor specked with metallic notes. As with Kolsch’s, I apparently just don’t get this style. Drinkable, but rather ordinary stuff.
theisti (3414) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle courtesy of DA. Pour is ruby brown, hazy with a 1/2 inch off white head. Fair amount of lacing left behind. Aroma of sweet dark fruit and brown sugar caramel sweetness. Taste is mostly the caramel maltiness, though is drier and earthier than the nose would have suggested. There really is quite a bit of flavor and complexity in this. Like the Heater Allen Pils, it is pretty simple and straight forward and complex at the same time. Palate is thin to medium, very drinkable. This would be a very nice winter session beer. Really impressed with this brewery. Thanks for sending this my way Derek!
SrSilliGose (3293) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 20, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2012 bottle. pours a clear amber with a foamy offwhite head. leaves some decent lace. aroma of toast, crackers, bright bitter grass. touch of rye bread and a touch of doughy caramel. taste is bright grassy caramel kissed dough. toast. bread. clean. crisp. surprisingly bitter. pretty good. original score 3.8
another bottle. consumed feb 1st. wow. must have been super fresh or something. phenomenal. caramel, bright tropical fruit hops, luscious toasted dough. everything pops. a little too good. more recent rate. with what i presume was a fresher bottle 4.5. i’’ll giver heater allen the benefit of the doubt and weigh the better bottle more.
Steve_0 (3268) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home after a long day at work. Pour is clear amber with a fluffy off-white head and great lacing. Snappy, crackers, toffee, grassy, slightly fruity, husky, and caramelly aroma. Taste is chewy malt, toffee, cookie, light grass, slightly floral, slightly toasted cracker, and oranges with a crisp bitter finish. Light body with medium carbonation. Clean and easy drinking lager but not quite up to their pilsener’s standard.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Doughy malts with some light citrus and floral notes. Taste us fairly dry and moderately bitter, somewhat medicinal with a bit of aspirin.
madvike (3061) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from MrPickles...thanks Andy! - Pours deep red with a huge foamy off-white head. Crackery malt on the nose, dry with lightly spicy herbal hops. Taste is a little fuller, with notes of caramel that mix with the lightly bready malt. Hint of lemongrass and lots of spicy herbal hops. Medium body and nice carbonation. Wonderful.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep copper with a smooth off-white head. Nutty caramel up front, smooth with a medium bitter finish and some fruitiness. The hops don’t come through as much as the bobtoberfest, but the malts give that nice warming feel that I got out of it. Another solid offering of theirs.