SDalkoholic (2339) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap from the downtown location: Poured with a thick stubborn layer of head while the liquid was a dark brown color. Aroma is quite faint but has a soapy zest with a hint of lemon shavings and minor amounts of malts. The flavor is simple with a smooth palate and only a taste of toasted caramel malt
theisti (3882) - Kansas, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shaker pint draft at the brewpub in downtown San Diego. Pour is a copper brown, clear with an off white smallish head. Aroma is nutty and a bit of floral grain malt all pretty faint. Taste is the nutty maltiness, followed by floral hops and a decent shot of diacetyl on the back. Didn’t detract too much. Palate is medium thin, clean and pretty drinkable. An OK alt.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper with a fizzy white head. Sweet malty light honey and bread aroma and taste.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Karl Strauss in Universal Studios LA. Pours a slightly hazy amber body with a big, creamy, long lasting, off-white head that leaves lots of lacing. Faint nose of soft caramels, melons, nuts, a light citrus, and some smoked toffees. Flavor is balanced and even with a very smooth body. Caramels, nuts, chocolate toffees, prunes and melons, and a touch of citrus and a light roast. Finish is very smooth and mellow with a soft, toasted nut. Overall, an enjoyeable altbier. Nice mellowness with enough flavor to satisfy. Its nothing crazy or out of the ordinary, but well done.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A muted alt. Had at Universal City Location. Pours a copper brown color with a small white ring around the glass. Aroma is slightly malty with fruit, although the scent is not very powerful. Taste is extremely nutty with some sweet malts. Lively carbonation.
Oscbert (1242) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
~Pours a brownish amber color.
~Very light scent, sweet maltiness.
~Light sweet malt taste, some honey possibly.
~Medium feel with dry bitter finish
~ This is a nice smooth beer. I like it. Could use some more oomph though. A bit weak in scent and taste.
Charlzm (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2007 On draft at Karl Strauss Universal City, 11/26/07. Agreeably dark brown (though kinda wrong for the style) with ruby highlights. Nicely carbonated. Aroma of smoke and roasted malt. Bitter at first, almost porter-like. Malty, thin. Aftertaste reminds of charcoal. Other than that, a clean finish. Hopless flavor profile. Drinkable but not outstanding in any way.