DonMagi (5598) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from gift pack from open all hours. Aroma is caramel malts, bready and notes of chocolate. Taste is similar, very malty and not much balancing the sweetness, but a nice enough brew, just not done with much thinking.
DuffMan (5196) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle as part of the "Historic Beers of America" pack. Pours a light amber with scarcely any head. Aroma is caramel with hints of marZIpan. Palate is fizzy and weak with bland caramel flavours and no real bitterness. passable but why bother?
Beershine (5173) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2009
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle from wooden sampler pack. Oh wow, this is a beauty, let’s see. It’s an orange color, not a bad hue but hazy in a very disturbing way like someone coughed up some phlegm or shot their wad in it. Aroma is gluey and like a plastics refinery. A totally off-putting chemically smell. Body is watery and the palate is not so bad. The flavors are better than the aromas with some weak sweet malt but generally tastes like glue and melted down plastic.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ugh- tastes just like the bock and a few others they make. Probably just a relabel. Clear copper with dms, metallic hints grassy overall, and astringent harsh bitter finish- thin overall with little real malt quality that Id want in a quality german lager. Meh.
Braudog (5026) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured with an orange-amber hue, lightly active, with a thin head. The aroma is quite malty, like a malt shake even. Drinks with a similar grainy basis, but finishes with a clean hoppy tang. I find this an underrated example, true to the style. Good with my schnitzel tonight. (#3348, 3/1/2008)
Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Picked up the Minhas Craft Beers of America Historical Collection Sample Pack at Warehouse Liquors in Duluth, Minnesota. Pours a clear light caramel brew with a fast dissolving off-white head. Aroma of lightly roasted caramel malt and citrus hops. Taste is light to medium bodied, light carbonation with flavors of some light caramel malt and some flowery hops. Finish is slightly watery, with some malt aftertaste. The ABA archives has no information on this historical beer brand. It is supposedly come from a pre-Prohibition label of some historical brewery along or near the Colorado River in Utah.
drowland (4994) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had this a long time ago, as it’s in my records, but I didn’t take down good tasting notes!
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pure amber colored body with a better than expected cream colored head and nice lace. Lots of caramel aromas abound. Hints of grass and silage in the background. Wood sap also sneaks into the nose. Dry caramel and mild stomach acid flavors. The first sip make me want to reach for a pepcid. A pecan nut pith flavor really seems to fit. I was ready to call all these relabeled Berghoff brews. But this isn’t that good. A bad lager meets nut brown ale brew.
TheBeerGod (4633) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours ruddy amber with a small dissipating white head. Nose is lacking. Stewed hops, over-ripe fruits and watery caramel. Taste is a bit better. Sweet malts, better fruitiness, and caramel. Still lacking overall, though. Body is medium with mild carbonation. Finishes much the same as the flavor but thinner. First "bad" one I’ve had from the "Beers of America" set I got for my birthday yesterday. It’s not undrinkable, but it’s also not good.
PorterPounder (4611) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Part of the Historical Beers of America "toolbox" 12 pack - picked up at Publix in Tallahassee, Fl - Killearn - 12 oz bottle. Medium to dark copper pour, thin, snow white head. Faint, sweet aroma - akin to overripe fruit. Some caramel in the flavor and a bit of ripening vegetables. Slighlty artificial tasting overall though. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky. Like most oithers in this sampler, metallicizes near the end.