bluejacket74 (1556) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 ounce bottle. Served in a mug, the beer pours a clear orange/amber color with an inch off-white head that sticked around for a while. There’s also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is caramel malt, light grassy hops and a bit of fruit. It tastes like caramel and bready/grainy malt, green hops and some nuts. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit creamy with moderate carbonation. It’s also smooth and easy to drink. I’d buy it again, it’s a good beer. $9.99 a 4-pack.
Tmoney99 (11915) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear brownish golden color with a large frothy off-white head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Medium toasted sweet malt and hops aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted balanced flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew for style.
rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed at the Best of Milwaukee Beer Dinner last night at Roots in Milwaukee. Pours and orange-brown with a scattered white head. Smells of damp limestone. Taste is walnuts on the front with light hops and wheat on the finish. Finish is cream with some dry hops.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Originally reviewed: 10/17/10. Bottle split with my wife. Poured my allotment into a giant mug. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber/orange with a thick, foamy, white head on top. Retained fair enough; left no lace behind. Scents of grains, sweet caramel, brown sugar.
Great mellow smoothness in the body. Perfect heft for this style. Superb balance in flavor, as the sweetness comes forward, but not cloyingly. Mild bitterness with just the right amount of hop presence. Finish was bready and warming. Absolute splendid Festbier. My favorite of the year, and maybe my favorite O’fest over all. Kickin’ good beer.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle: Pours a clear deep orange amber with a spotty-lacing white head. Has a sweet, lightly toasted pale malty nose with some noble hoppy notes and a touch of graininess. Starts with pretty good fullness and fine carbonation with a light caramel sweetness and some biscuity notes with a grassy noble hop bitterness before a drier, crisp finish. True to style and quite drinkable.
BVery (7962) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Murky orange pour with a large fluffy whte head. Aroma is caramel malt. Medium palate. Taste is sweet caramel, slight hop, and bread. Good beer.
drpimento (2482) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I left it out of the cooler for a bit first. Poured with a smallish, cream colored head that soon settle to a small island, a broken ring, and no lace. Color is a clear red orange amber with a bubble trail. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop, caramel. Flavor is much the same as nose with hops and sweetness standling out with a little tang. Body and carbonation are ok. Finish is like flavor, a little on the short side, and a hint of alcohol.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint bottle: Pours a clear orange with a thin white head, caramel in the aroma with some light hay, medium bodied with subtle carbonation, starts and ends lightly bitter.
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cold 16oz bottle: Pours a clear medium orange color with a small amount of bubbles. Aroma is of nice grains and light fruits, with a hint of grassy hops. Taste is of nicely blended malts and notes of light fruits with a lightly bitter ending. Medium bodied and smooth, with ample carbonation.
theisti (3480) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shaker pint draft at Nessun Dorma in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Pour is a clear golden copper with a smallish frothy white head. Aroma is cracker bread malt, sweet caramel and an light floral hoppiness in the back. Fresh and clean nose. The taste starts with the caramel sweetness, turning to soft bready malt and finishing with the bright floral hoppiness. Flavors are straight forward, bright and clean. Palate is thin to medium bodied, slightly lower carbonation and the clean dry finish. Very drinkable beer, nice one.