Beerenberger (1271) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
The nose is caramel balanced with grass and citrus. Nice. Pours a clear dark amber with an off-white ring and minor lacing. The flavor, initially, is slightly sweet followed by a grassy/citrus finish. Balanced. A somewhat bitter aftertaste is also present. Medium-light body and moderate but crisp carbonation. Overall, I can see why this could be a session beer, but one will do it for me for now.
Mittenator (1092) - Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Carmel color with sediment and a tan head. Spicy, malty hop aroma. Dry and slightly bitter with caramel at the end.
swoopjones (5333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at Blue Monk. medium to lighter bodied amber pour. light caramel fruity maltiness, mild to medium floral bitterness. sessionable, easy drinking, not bad
Lukaduke (1744) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a copper color with a finger of eggshell foam. The nose is malt forward with a touch of sweetness and some grassy stale hops and a trace of citrus. The palate follows but is a bit more refreshing than the nose. Nice balance between round toasted amber malts and grapefruit bitterness. Pretty refreshing and easy to drink.
A2kenCdaisyC (50) - Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours hazy amber with a generous off white head that lingers--caramel malty aroma with a snap of
resinous hop notes--light and creamy malt up front
with a bitter slightly off finish--it’s OK/ not special
Onslow (1102) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Amber ale with generous head. Aroma of mild resin hops. Taste is dry, moderate hops in the finish. A little metal aftertaste. OK.
llcooldave (1032) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice dark copper brown in color. Sweet citrusy pine aroma. Muted flavor of sweet toasted malt followed by a minty pine aftertaste. Overall, a very easy drinking brew...
MrHangover (2142) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample @ GABF 13. Pours a clear golden beer with a small white head on top. Aroma is floral, soapy and light fresh citrus. Flavour is mildly bitter and buttery. Oily texture. Not really impressed.
RickTStiles (660) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours dense amber with a very thin white head. semi-sweet hoppy aroma with notes of maple sugar. Taste has notes of cardboard, some brown sugar and grapefruit. finish is light with some sticky sweetness.
notalush (4635) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I bought this because it said "dry hopped session ale" - amber pour - frothy, lasting lace - nose of fruit cocktail sweetness (syrup, cherries), lightly citric and wood hops - flavor of mild harsh maltiness, fruit cocktail/fruit punch, peppery hops, citrus - finish is peppery and mildly abrasive - the carbonation is soft and creates a nice texture, but other than that, this is pretty rough and tough to "session."