Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Dark amber with light head. Nose is lightly sweet and malt. Flavor is sweet lager. Bit of sharpness. Some caramel and fruitiness. OK.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper-brown body under a short-lived white head. Tart apricot & caramel malts in the aroma with the flavor being composed of kilned malt plus some low crystal. Well-done but not interesting.
chandler0201 (644) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried this at the LA Airport. Basic smells of some malts same for flavor with a hint of honey. Way too watered down for my tastes.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 21, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a light amber. Sweet malt nose. Flavors of honey sweet malt. Very light drink!
DSG (6106) - 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 (4501) - 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 (3320) - 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 (1325) - 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 (8510) - 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.