brokensail (12906) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colored pour with a tall khaki head. Sweet malty nose, grapes, and floral hops. A little bit of grass, apple, and toasted bread. A little watery. The flavor is kind of bland as well. Sweet bread, some toffee, grapes, and floral hops. Light apple, toast, and a grassy finish.
tightslice (381) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Trader Joe’s in San Carlos, CA. Pours an autumn amber. Aroma is malts, light molasses, toffee, caramel, some slight bourbon booze. Taste is similar with a nice even finish. Much better than expected, especially for the price.
stevencon (508) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to glass. Clear Sunburst orange with of white head. Fresh bread aroma with a small floral spring note. Sweet medium body doughy with a dry finish. Good beer for the price. Trader joes beer make cheap better but with some flare.
gripweed57 (949) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a copper color with a large creamy beige head. Malty nose hints at caramel and biscuit. Flavor matches nose, with some residual sweetness and toasted nuts flavor. Spicy hops in finish balance this nicely. Good flavor at a decent price. $6.99 per six-pack.
LGKdude (15) - - MAY 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
First time trying this beer and was impressed. For the style, thought it did a good job with hop balance and at 7.3 apv seems like a great buy.
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damzz (336) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear mahogany with a whit head that eaves sheet lacing. Nose is malt sweetness. Taste is overwhelming malt sweetness with a trace of bitterness. Heavy body with unctuous quality.
BucannonXC5 (1062) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: Trader Joe’s in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: April 3, 2015
Consumed: April 9, 2015
Misc.: Best consumed before July 18, 2015 at 1:33 p.m.
Poured a caramel, auburn, clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki-white, frothy head, which dissipated almost immediately. Lots of bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. No lacing on the sides of the glass. Poor retention. (Sight - 3.25)
Smelled red apple, plum, caramel, roasty nuts, honey and faint menthol. (Smell - 3.63)
Tasted kind of close to the smell, maybe slightly better. Got caramel, toffee, honey, roasty malts, nuts, metallic notes, plum, dark apple and sugary molasses. (Taste - 3.63)
Medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Abrupt, nutty finish. Doesn’t taste anywhere near the 7.3 pct. ABV. (Feel - 3.75)
This was an OK beer and, really for the price, a good deal. I’d probably get a sixer of this for the value. (Overall - 3.75)
3.65 83 B
marcus (7463) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours copper with a thick off-white head and a toffee aroma. There is a dry malty flavor with a spicy hop finish.
jamesewelch (196) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From 12oz bottle, Trader Joe’s, about $6-7 for 6-pack, poured into tulip glass
Aroma: strong malt aroma, light toast, subtle spicy hops
Appearance: amber color, crystal clear liquid, white head
Taste: Very rich, heavy sweet, very light bitter spicy hops
Palate: medium body, average carbonation, smooth, finish is somewhat harsh
Overall: Not a bad bock, but the finish throws it off for me. It finishes somewhat astringent or harsh. The rich malty sweetness is great and the body is great. It’s just the lingering finish which is somewhat strange and spoils the rest of the enjoyment of this malty beer.
douglas88 (7180) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a small white head. A sweet toffee nose. A light nose of toast, leaves, some light sweet toffee. Sweet, easy, some toast and citrus. Light, spicy. Lemons. Decent.
jflopsu (816) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber-rust orange. Has a faint malt, camarel and light fruit aroma. A malty taste with caramel, pine, and some fruits. A dry grain and lightly sour fruit aftertaste.