DSG (5672) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(11/2/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in downtown San Diego. Clear amber color. Aroma of malt, a bit of diacetyl and fruity notes. Sweet malty flavor with some toasted bread notes, a bit of caramel and light buttery hints. Finishes drier. Fluffy mouthfeel with lively carbonation.
TomDecapolis (4445) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 15, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Carlsbad. Pours a translucent copper with little to no head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, lightly spicy hop notes, cereal grains and nuts. Flavor of the same. Light hop bitterness.
alexanderj (3299) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at The Spaghetti Factory. Nice looking amber color. Aroma of caramel, bread, and grain. Flavor was basically the same. Subtle sweetness, with not much hopping. Pretty nondescript, and not a whole lot of flavor. Ok
can8ianben (1315) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of sweet malt and some subtle hops. Obviously amber in color. Grocery store beer is sometimes awful - this isn’t, but it isn’t fantastic either. Malty and sweet, with just a touch of pine in the hops. Drinkable?
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at La Jolla location. Amber coloured beer. Lightly grainy aroma. A touch of toast but little else. Clean finish, low hopping, Meh... pretty boring brew, really.
thooper41 (548) - BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle: appearance is amber brown wth white head, aroma has a good amount of caramel and pale malt, flavor has a smooth caramel malt character, very drinkable.
AmEricanbrew (5662) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 4, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber with a tan head. Nice nutty, caramel aromas. Medium body. Flavors of nutty roasted malts with spicy sweet caramel. Smooth and easy drinking.
DuffMan (6554) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright clear amber, moderate white head. Caramel aroma and flavour are the dominant personality here, pretty simple, easy to drink, clean finish.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On-tap at SD Airport location. Terrible food, beer was ok. Pours dark amber with a moderate white head, good lace. Smells caramelly malty, earthy, slightlymetallic. Tastes caramellymalty sweet, darkish grain flavors. Tasty but not super complex. Medium body, semi-dry, good carbonation.
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at the brewpub in Carlsbad. Pours clear and golden orange with a fully diminished white head. Mild caramel malty aroma. Light toasted caramel flavour with a mild bitterness coming through, a bit sweet. Mild spiced into a medium dry finish.