EithCubes (5551) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Swing-top. Nose is yeasty and sweetly malty, touches of grain and cellar, nicely spicy. Hazy dark amber pour with a creamy rocky white head. Taste is more of the same, sweet, yeasty, lots of pale malts, some toasted grain, spice. A few sugar cookies thrown into the barrel. Touch of lemon spritz. Watery-thin body, clean, slightly dry end. Easy-going, refreshing, pleasurable.
tiffanya (45) - Federal Way, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled 01.14.08 - afternoon.
Served cold out of the refrigerator (~44°F) and poured into wine glass. Lovely golden color. Small head. Spotty lacing.
Malty nose with hint of spice.
Sweet, malty flavor, which is reminiscent of cookie dough and sweet bready goodness. Medium mouth-feel.
Kept bottle out to allow beer to naturally warm toward room temperature. The beer had a yummy sweet cookie flavor when it reached room temperature.
Very nice sessionable winter release. Consider starting this beer at room temperature.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2009 Clear gold tinted amber slightly. With the second pour came some haze and some suspended protein. Towering proper head crept over the rim of the glass and condensed quickly. Sweet aroma like a classic lager but lacks the cream corn aroma I hate, lightly toasted rye in there as well. This hit me very nicely. Clean malty flavor, easy sugary finish. Fresh flavors and light overall, lasting complexity, clean finish.
MoritzF (9369) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(swing top bottle) Hazy orange colour with a foamy yellow medium head. Yeasty and sweet malty nose, slightly grainy. Smooth moderately carbonated mouthfeel, sweet and worty malty taste, slightly toasted and yeasty. Light bitter herbal hoppy and malty finish. Quite good.