MaltOne (199) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2013 Imperial Maibock version - Aroma is... minimal. Hints of the fruit, a bit of caramel, sweet. Pours clear golden yellow. White brief head. The first impression comes from the fizz on the tongue, then it smooths out and finishes with a little pepper spice. Texture is creamy, medium light body. Mostly leans towards being a sweet beer, not overly so, but... I can imagine it with jambalaya, - the south does like it’s sweets - so I think as a concept, a beer for Mardi Gras, it works. Compared to the usual lagers served, this has some substance. On it’s own, it’s OK.
**Update** - a while back I was "forced" to drink a Miller High Life Lite. I characterized it as beer flavored water. This beer could be the beer used to flavor the water - that’s not a bad thing. It has character, substance and nuance that are lost in the watered down stuff.
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle offered @ home, via rote boxe. Thanks! Pours a bit hazy, bright orange appearance with a thin tan head. A lot of sweet orange candy, sweet mash / grain water aroma. A little watery and very twangy. Lots of grass and sweetness. Finishes way too sweet. Pass.
jmagnus87 (2333) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a hazy rust orange with minimal head. Aroma of citrus with a strong malt backbone. Taste is light bitter. Follows aroma. Caramel malt dominates the finish. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Pretty good.
PorterPounder (5344) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky dark orange pour, soft silky white head that clings to the edge of the glass. Aroma is fruity and sweet with some dates, raisins and molasses. Flavor has a definite yeasty undertone, with some strong molasses, dates and raisins to make a solid belly warming beer. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Passed this by many times in Whole Foods - thought for sure I had had it. Thanks to Aurelius for the trade!
TXBadger (1222) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This one was too sweet for me. Started off sweeter than I expected and finished sweeter. Not a whole lot in the way of hops on this one.
Ericular (555) - Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Rapids Liquor Tasting. Aroma is fresh, fruity, light, and Spring-like. Taste is fruit, yeast, with a grainy aftertaste. No alcohol present. Refreshing lawnmower beer.
BeerKurve (481) - - APR 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange with a thin white head. Mild carbonation and no lacing. Aroma of pale malts, yeasts, caramel, light honey and floral hops. Same with the flavor. Moderate body with mild carbonation. Pretty good!
jmcgavin12 (465) - Madison, USA - MAR 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium off white head and overall light tan body. Aroma is a bit weak with notes of caramel and sweetness. Body is light and a bit thin with a pale finish. Decent beer but not overall amazing
gschrade (525) - Collinsville, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours orangish gold with a white head. Taste sweet, biscuit. I thought this was good. I could drink this again.
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tectactoe (1443) - Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Deep amber with some lighter yellow-straw tints in places, more orange-y towards the center, capped with a wispy, thin white head. Aroma has notes of honey, lemon zest, & some kitchen spices that are hard to identify. Malty, caramel-like sweetness throughout. Taste has mild white pepper, hints of nutmeg, spices, & a finishing, heavy sweetness that’s mostly reminiscent of honey. Light phenols, warming, with a bit of a corny grain note in the aftertaste. Earthy, leafy, borderline-citric hops appear with more warmth, as does a stronger alcohol presence. Unique... Tastes "spiced" a bit, even though I believe it is not. Wouldn’t want to drink this often, but I enjoyed this more than most folks, it seems.
Frank (2733) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I dunno about this stuff. It is uncomfortably close to an eastern European malt liquor. It is better than that but uncomfortably close nevertheless. It is strong lager beer that is sweet but dried out by noticeable alcohol. It had a sort of fruity bubble gum flavor as well but at least this doesn’t positively reek of it and it’s devoid of other of flavors. This drinks easily enough but it is the brewers are playing with fire. This is a hairs breadth from being a disaster.