AirForceHops (5030) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Paid $5.45 for a 22 oz. bottle at Downtown Wine & Spirits. I used a mug. Amber color with hazy clarity. Thick head retention until the last drop. Lots of malty components, bread, toast, corn and wheat yeast flavor. It’s a bit unbalanced due to the high level of sweetness. And I had to glance at other ratings and I now realize this is an old bottle. It really needs a hop character to help with balance. And for all I know it could have been their when it was fresh. I guess I need to educate myself better when going to a new store. Buying old, low ABV bottles is really starting to get me pissed!
Beerathon (1670) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden with a huge white fluffy head the remained throughout. Smell- corn, duh! I definitely get the spicy hops, it counterbalances the malts well. An interesting beer and okay overall.
auerbrau (3199) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Sunset Grill - Allston, MA. Aroma is sweet and with a little bit of bubblegum. The slight edge of toasty malt runs up against and clashes with the sweetness of the corn. It’s a little bit like raw sweet corn juice and it’s just too sweet overall. There’s no balance. Hints of bubblegum and agave syrup muck up the flavor profile. I was excited about this, but found it soggy, soft, and too sweet.
idedek (157) - USA - JUN 11, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
nice light hay cereal aroma. Beautiful might medium body with a light caramel notes. Amazing.
thornecb (5019) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep gold into a Sam glass. White head with medium retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Biscuit and bread aromas. Spicy pepper front to back with a lasting caramel finish middle and a lasting bitter finish.