closey22 (1247) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dry-hopped version on nitro at Maple Shade: Brown with amber hue thick foamy beige head; soft sweetish aroma,
Flava is nutty soft with some grainy tanginess; feels medium and smooth; finishes dry hoppy bitter and nice bite and tingle
Travlr (16394) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source. Clear maroon amber color, off white head. Aroma of chocolate and caramel biscuits. Taste is toffee, coffee. Very tasty.
BeerandBlues2 (10827) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Voorhees. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast, cookie, and nutty malt, dates and figs with spicy hops. Flavor is malt and hop balanced, dark fruits, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
reggiedunlop (3468) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear light amber with a thin tan head. Aroma has light caramel and fruit...very faint. Flavor has caramel and toffee...bit of candied fruit. Mouthfeel is medium/full and silky with a candied fruit/earthy/roasty finish.
pineypower (2754) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Maple Shade. Pours an attractive dark copper color with a two finger off white head. Aroma is of some bready notes, light caramel and a light grassy hop aroma. Taste is clean and very straightforward, well balanced with notes of caramel, toasty bread notes, and a grassy slightly bitter finish. Well rounded, easy drinking beer.
dmac (4728) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Maple Shade. Poured a clear chestnut brown body with an average sized creamy off white head. Aroma was mostly malts with a chocolaty earthy note. Medium to lighter bodied with soft carbonation. Nice simple clean refreshing beer.
Cakes (399) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted this at the Lancaster City brew pub.
Chestnut brown with a slight head.
Malty and medium bodied.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Lancaster location. This may have been the most authentic US brewed altbier that I have ever had. Clear light brown with a thin tan head. Smells of freshly baked bread and light grass. The flavor was that of a nice baguette crossed with a bit of graham cracker. Malty yet still very dry. Nice bitterness at the finish leaving a bit of a berry flavor. Bravo.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brew pub. Poured a deep brown tinged copper with a thin off white head that left spotty lace. Smell of toffee, caramel, spicy hops, and light roasted malts. Taste was a good balance of hops and malt with a light roastiness and a bit of caramel, spice and fruitiness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with bitter hops clinging to the palate on the finish.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap @ Newark-Murky copper/mahogany color w/a moderate off white head. Deep roasted malt aroma. Rich full roasted malt flavor; grass, bread dough, toffee, & caramel. Very smooth, creamy mouthfeel. This reminded me a lot of an Alaskan Amber, but didn’t have quite the that much bite on the finish. Had some carbonation as well. Very good session brew, quite enjoyable. Alcohol was well hidden.