Beerenberger (1364) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is earthy with hints of dark fruit. Pours a dark brown with a mostly diminishing white head and no lacing. The taste is earthy, nutty, and a pleasant woodiness. Medium body with average carbonation. Overall, a lot of taste for a low ABV beer. Very drinkable and great with food. Will buy again.
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a clear brown color ale with a super large dirty white head with excellent retention and some good lacing. Aroma of caramel malt with some oak notes and funky ester is a weird mix that I wasn’t expecting. Taste is a mix between some tart notes with lightly sweet caramel malt with dry funky yeast notes. Body is light with perfect carbonation. Glad I’ve had the chance to try this beer but not sure it is something I would seek on a regular basis.
JBPortland (625) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours dark cloudy chestnut brown with 3 finger eggshell head. Nose is soft subtle dark bready malt and light spice. Taste is thin, bready malt, spice, cereal, touches of light roast and cocoa. Finish is subtle roast malt, whole wheat, bread.
TXBadger (1216) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer pours a cloudy dark reddish brown. On the nose I get some oak, some floral notes, and yeast. Palate is lots of wood, cedar and oak, not overly balanced, lots of bready notes from the malt.
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell during the Gunnar Tasting - London. Thanks to Fergus for this one. Pours clearish red-brown with a creamy, beige head. Dusty cocoa on the nose with accents of toasted bread and tangy leather. Light sweet flavor with leathery fruits, faint rubber, dirt, touches of maple. Light bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Lightly tangy on the finish with more old leather predominating. Alright, novel; so THIS is what an oaked farmhouse mild is like - I had always wondered.
lb4lb (2453) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours rich muddy brown red. Smell is lightly smoky and rich. Taste is much Milder. Thin watery and lightly smoky from the oak I guess. A bit light on carbonation.
baraciisch (1671) - USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown in color... Aroma of oak, mild brown malts... flavor is extremely mild and sessionable, light effervescent mouthfeel, mild brown malts, prevalent notes of wood and oak... Solid
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Terminus (3214) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle-purchased at Gabriel’s in San Antonio, TX. Jan 2014. Pours deep brown mahogony hue with a small soapy lite tan head (between eggshell and tan i would say. nose is oaky, woody, lite carmel, toasted grains, lite vanilla. mostly woody nose. flavors are oaky, sweet, caramel, lite toasted grains with some hints of metal. finish is metallic with woody toasted grain notes. a fairly complex beer for the style and im glad i got to purchase this bottle, however, i think this bottle has some age on it. I will have to get another bottle and re-rate.
teorn88 (1915) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle at Gunnar tasting, thanks to Fergus for this one. It pours a copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma is light roasted malts, caramel, dried fruits, wood. Taste is light roasted malts, grassy hops, peppery wood notes. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Ok
jcartamdg (1856) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown, almost black with no head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, oak, slight roast and lacto. Taste is tart, malty, roast and caramel. Very mild(no pun intended) but in a good way, light tart, very drinkable but with great flavor.
mR_fr0g (2387) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share at the Gunnar tasting at CBC clerkenwell. Bottle from cotteridge wines. Clouded caramel red coloured pour with a lasting off white head. Aroma is oak, caramel, slight honey and effervesent. Flavour is iron, blood, caramel and nutty mineral. Palate is really thin, watery mineral. Carbonation is too high. Not great.