beertholomeus (1037) - California, USA - AUG 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with an off white head. Caramel, malt, biscuit and citrus aroma. Caramel, biscuit, toffee and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Biscuit finish. Bland
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber pour with small tan head. Nose has a little roast witha touch of hop. Flavor is somewhat sweet, with just a hint of hops. Body is thin with a malty finish.
Darkmagus82 (1911) - - SEP 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-4-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear amber color with a small white head. The head fades rather fast to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is rather light overall with some light breadiness, caramel sweetness, and a tiny amount of nut.
Taste – The taste begins a little on the sweeter caramel side with a nice bready backbone. As the flavor advances more some of the sweeter flavors fade as a light nutty and toasted malt flavor comes to the end. At the finish of the taste, the sweetness comes back with a light citrus hop joining the rest to leave a lightly sweetened and moderately roasted flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer was average in terms of thickness with a carbonation level that was rather average. Both are appropriate for the style. But nothing too extraordinary.
Overall – Not too complex in flavors, but it is a fairly easy drinking and slightly sweeter brew. For ~ 80 cents per bottle it is well worth it.
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours copper in color with a big foamy white head. Little to no aroma, just a slight spicy hop note. Light malty sweetness.
douglas88 (6689) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Costco. Pours a dark amber color with a small white head. A big sweet malty and fruity nose. The flavor is toasted malts, cherries, caramel, a bit of crystal. OK.
Iphonephan (3899) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Malty nose. Nutty flavor. Clean finish.
maxwelldeux (4025) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the local Costco. Pours a clear darker amber color with a moderate off-white head on there. Nose is malt-dominant, with some toasty caramel in there. Taste is toasty and slightly bitter, which surprised me, and almost no residual sweetness.
obguthr (4263) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tea and chesnut nose. Tea colored, medium tan head. Mild nuttiness, barley. Fairly clean despite this being an old bottle. Not bad.
GenkiGonzo (481) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Somewhat malty aroma with some soapy notes. Not a complex beer but enough malts to make it drinkable.
penstemon (190) - Nevada, USA - APR 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dull brownish amber with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is malty, floral, slightly fruity, with a bit of toast, nuts and vanilla. Taste is floral, malt, light stone fruit, some caramel, and hop bitterness. No actual hop aroma or flavor. Finishes a bit thin and the bitterness lingers a little too heavy. A bit of a weird chemical taste? A super malt-leaning pretty boring amber.