nearbeer (3289) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml. Pour is clear chestnut with a lasting sticky ring and film of foam. Aroma is initially green bottle/light exposure skunkiness. I let the glass breathe a few minutes and actually picked up a nice whiff of toffee, toasted walnut and a hint of cocoa. Flavor is darkish toffee, spicy dark bread, toasted pecan, earthy cocoa, and a touch of bitter woody pith. Medium body starts sweet but ends just in balance with the roasty acidity and light dose of reed-like hops. Medium-high carbonation mostly stays together and smooth in the mouth, adding just a bit of necessary tingle to battle the cloying ability so ominously present in this style. Green bottle stupidity syndrome aside, this is a very good beer.
travita (3504) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Backlog of ratings. Thanks to someone at one of bu11zeye’s tastings. The smell is wheat, malts, dirty cereal, and toast. The look is clear, brownish, with a thin white head. The taste is cereal, malts, and wheat chex.
mike5326 (488) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a tap. Dark clear caramel color, small white head. Smells of grain and metal. Smooth creamy body, sweet watery bread flavor with a slight mettalic finish.
Dervock (388) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap - ruby brown with big head. Lots of caramel and some malt on the aroma. Nice mouthfeel smooth finish.
camborne (594) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark fruit nose, very malty beer with dark fruit and some candi sugar. Solid classic beer
Caytinator (776) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sour smash. 12oz bottle. Pours a clear brown color, good lacing and bright white head. Pleasant aroma, nice lots of interesting malts, spicy. The taste is good, not great. I don’t think it’s very spicy. Tasty beer, not a huge beer, but like drinking a classic painting. It’s enjoyable and classic, and that’s enough.
zomba (199) - Nokia, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with thick, long-lasting head. Aroma of malts. Malty and caramelly taste. Nice.
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
it’s got that classic bavarian lager aroma, with some darker malt notes. beautiful clear medium brown color, with a slight mahogany tint, like a dark märzen. big slightly off white head drops quickly to lacing. the dark malts dominate the flavor, mildly roasty, mildly caramel. fairly sweet profile. upper medium mouthfeel. clean finish.
mnlbatlle (27) - Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty smell, white foamy head , decent. Nice malty taste but not too strong .
Nice any time
Braastad (242) - FINLAND - AUG 4, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very faint malty aroma.
Flavor has bready malt and little tartness.
Carbonated and little slick palate.