Leighton (9619) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle in a hotel room in NH. Pours clear, copper gold with a fine, foamy white head. Pretty poor. Lots of sugary, bready malts, some metallic tang, caramel. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sugary sweet finish with metallic bite, bread, mild tangy berries. Poor.
BoostIPA (1050) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a clear amber with a white head that sticks around for a while. Aromas of some sweet corn,some toffee. Taste is pretty bland...toffe flavored amber water with carbonation. Uninspired. No cigarette butt notes offered. Meh. Finishes semi-sweet with a solid hit of macro adjunct manufacturing.
MarkSachon (487) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from the four type variety case. Weak, insipid and anemic. The low cost of the case explains everything.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ home tossed via courtesy of BlackIPA. Tasted during the Pussypete presents Molson/Labatt Grand Tasting 2013 in my parent’s basement. Cheers! Pours a clear burnt orange appearance with a cream colored head. Corny, cardboard, sweet fruity macro product aroma. Some caramel and toast in the flavor along with a touch of butter. Tastes kind of similar to the Michelob specialty series where they attempted to do interesting styles but most just tasted like corn. Molson Golden blows this away.
generallee08 (64) - New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 11.5oz. bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: It has a dark golden to light amber color with a small white head. This heads fades quickly leaving only a thin ring of foam around the edge of the glass. Lacing is non-existent.
Smell: There is only a faint wisp of malt with some spicy and grassy hops.
Taste/Palate: The flavor has a light to medium body with very light roasted malt character that bring just a slight touch caramel like sweetness over a plain cereal like base. This is cut with some light grassy hop flavor and bitterness. It finishes light.
Notes: Overall there is nothing too far off but it came up a bit light for me and I wouldn’t recommend this one.
hopdog (8443) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
11.5 oz bottle (’limited edition’ bottling). Poured a golden color with a small sized head. Aromas of yeast, toasted grains, and I was getting some citrus/fruitiness. Tastes of the same.
gsmitty80 (1736) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A pretty thin marzen that has a little bit of munich malt flavor and very light hopping.
partchapol (43) - Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Floral, grass; amble brown; toast, light, less taste; thin texture; drink again? Maybe not
FROTHINGSLOSH (4444) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark amber color with a large creamy/soapy yellow-white head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet and tangy sugar, faint honey and a touch of tropical fruits. The flavor was very sweet and tangy with vague citrus, honey and tropical fruits. Medium length tangy finish with lingering citrus and honey. Moderately full bodied.
jgb9348 (4435) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear copper coloured body with a slight hint of an amber glow and a thinnish, two centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of light malt, toffee, caramel and a hint of nutmeg - not much though. Light-bodied; Sharp metallic flavour up front with a lot of toffee and caramelised sugars and a bit of alcohol noticeable with the malt at the end. Aftertaste fairly one dimensional with toffee and malt and not much else aside from bitterness and alcohol. Overall not such a great beer, but that was expected - neat to see in a bottle like this and nice to try, but not much more than that. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle (brews collection, retro labeling) purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 22-April-2012 for US$1.35 sampled at home in Washington on 15-September-2012.