Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2013 Bottle at Sander’s in NYC. Pours clear gold with a creamy white head. Malty aroma, mild orange citrus. Light sweet flavor, moderate sweetness, bready malts. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Bready malt finish, mild yeast, faint toasted sugars. Very tasty beer.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle. Clear light amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, bread/caramel, light lager yeast. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, some lager yeast, spicy, caramel, light earthy/orange. Light-medium body, low carbonation.
Scopey (12245) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the source. It pours clear copper with a decent white head. The nose is soft, fresh, lagery malt, toasty grass, straw and bread. The taste is crisp, clean, bitter, straw, grassy, light spice and bread with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Crisp, clean and well - rounded. Nice one.
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold pour at GABF with a white head. Crisp and clean as all JA beers seem to be. The malt flavors are highlighted by a perfectly hopped beer. Really nice.
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
GABF 2013. Pours an orange appearance with a cream colored head. Bready, corn, toasted malty, grassy/herbal aroma. Slightly sweet, toasted malty, a touch burnt, caramel, hay, lightly fruity flavor. Hope to try again but this one was kind of disappointing.
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Brian. Pours a clear orangish gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount sweet grains and bread with a hint of toffee. Flavor starts with bread and grows in sweetness with sweet grains and toffee.
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle late night after the VIP session at Hill Farmstead’s Harvest Festival. Pours a clear amber gold with a thin white head. Grain, lager yeast, more grain. Medium bodied, sweet grainy toast. Bitterness comes early, earthy long grain. Bitterness and toast.
KyotoLefty (9127) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster from Tap at the brewery. Full amber malt nose, some caramel, earthy. Sweet, rich amber malt flavor, old school Oktoberfest beer. Caramel, grains, biscuits. A good example of a traditional Maerzen.
blipp (8030) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Light toasted and sweet malts, hints of bread. Clean and drinkable.
czar (7525) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours clear medium dark golden with a small off-white cap, some retention and lacing. bready and lightly toasted hay-ish malts, nice peppery caramel leaking through with its hint of maple-like-non-artificial sweetness, very fruity-lager-like, tasty and spicy - cakey and quite dry (!), bitter herbs and grass, earthy leafiness. bright to average carbonation, light body - oily but not heavy, very nice crisp herbal-grassy-peppery finish. much enjoyed!