philipmeese (81) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Pours clear brown with a lasting creamy head. Aroma a full mellow hop with caramel backing it up. Flavor a wonderfully balanced sweet/salt/bitter that tapers gently. Medium body, creamy natural carbonation. Overall this is a lovely light brown ale with hops enough to power through. Love it.
MadRobin (1396) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint from a firkin at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD.
Opaque, dark brown with small khaki head and good lacing.
Aroma of chocolate, caramel, warm grapefruit, plums and cherries.
Taste of grapefruit, dark fruit, dark bread, pine, caramel and chocolate.
Medium body and low/medium carbonization.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
pentaz (782) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear chestnut red/brown with a excellent lacing and partly lasting beige medium head. Aroma is quite malty and very bready, toasted malts, nuts, spicy grain, brown sugar, raisins, light chocolate note, wort, white cheese and berries. Taste is moderate sweet, bitter and very light acidic. Body medium, texture is smooth, carbonation is soft+. Finish is dry and bitter. Fairly intense flavour.
Jamesthebrit (133) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is super malty. Some medium hop notes. A little oaky wine hint in there.
Looks average. Medium head. Sort of light watery brown.
Taste is super sweet. Its like liquid dates. Sugary sweet... too sweet. Barley note. A little wheaty.
Palate is light. But very smooth.
Finish is a sweet booze thing.
Overall I am less than impresses with this one. The sweetness of this beer is just way over the top. It takes away from other notes. Hops donít balance it out. Not balanced enough.
Borup (4397) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at CBC 2013.
Brown colour with a biege head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, nuts, roasted malt, hops and fruit.
jjBlueFlames (4) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid malty ale! Hints of toasted nuttiness complementing a thoroughly quaffable palate for any occassion.
Holmen2 (149) - NORWAY - JUN 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown and clear in colour with some copper. Nice aroma of prunes, Tokaji and some vanilla. Wonderful taste that reminds more of a good barley wine. Still easily drinkable, perhaps because of the medium short aftertaste.
Nero55 (247) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours deep amber/brown with a medium off white head. Aroma of citrus and floral hops. Medium body with floral hops upfront balanced nicely with malt sweetness and a bitter hop finish.
ajnepple (1050) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from Liquor Kabinet. Brown and clear with a light tan head. Caramel nutty malt aroma with a light earthy bitter hop flavor. Medium bodied and smooth.
kramer (4356) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear mahogany brown body under a one finger frothy beige head that left a lot of sticky lacing. The nose is malt driven with lots of nutty and toasted malt, some light chocolate notes as well as a light floral hoppiness. The flavor is rich and malty with nutty malt, chocolate, some light brown sugar, a bit of lingering bitterness. Very full flavored and intense for a style thatís usually very boring and bland. Medium to full bodied with soft fizzy carbonation and a lingering cocoa and coffee like note. This is really enjoyable, one of the best Lagunitas beers Iíve had.