DrnkMcDermott (2792) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2013 Taster at Standard Market in Westmont, March 10, 2012. The server told me about using Centennial and Cascade, and this does have a nice hoppy smell. A little cloudy reddish brown, ring of foam. Nice big hoppy taste, too. Malts just slightly in the background. Stands out differently than an IPA, just a nice hoppy red ale. 7-4-7-4-15<hr>
Sample from the 2011 Midwest Beer Fest thatís still on my phone. Sample poured from a bottle with a nice short layer of foam, a little hoppy smell. Just a straight hoppy beer smell. A little fruity backing from a warm ale fermentation. A nice combination that I havenít had from Lakefront in the past few years. A good hoppy red ale with caramel malts. Quite frankly one of the better Lakefront beers. 6-4-7-4-14. So both rating total 3.7. Glad to see I was consistent.
backdaft (215) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a nice ruby copper color with a small off white head. Hoppy, fruity, malty aromas. Taste is dry hops with malt backbone. Medium bodied and pretty easy to drink. Nice for its style.
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of GhostFace. Thanks! Pours a hazy reddish brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel malts, floral notes and stone fruits. The taste is stone fruits, pale malts, bitter hops. Medium bodied. Decent.
Discgolfin (36) - - FEB 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light amber, with white to off white head. Good pine and spice aroma, caramel and light toast. Flavor a bit of pine spice hop and malt...doesnt follow up aroma..bit thin on body.
CanIHave4Beers (3230) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a light orange color with a small head.
The aroma is lightly spicy with some toasty malt, but itís pretty mild smelling all around.
The flavor is mildly sweet and has plenty of spicy hops throughout. The beer is moderately bitter and has some toasty malt character. Itís a nice tasting beer.
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Firkin. Pours a hazy deep amber With an off-white head that dissipates to the edge and laces nicely. Aroma has a nice light citrus note with some grass and a bread and grain backing. Flavor has a hint of citrus with a good amount of bread and grains with a grass backing.
arkurzynski (1503) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red with off-white head. Phenomenal sticky pine aroma with a mild mix of caramel malt and light fruity esters. Flavor is moderate pine bitterness with a bit of muddled caramel flavor at the end. Trailing pine bitterness and caramel. A little thinner than expected. Falls apart a bit, but still, pretty good.
Sledutah (4660) - Utah, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle from Leeís discount liquor
Appearance: Pours slightly hazy amber with a medium sized off-white head and spotty lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, dusty caramel and
Taste: Toasted malts, caramel, citrus with a light bitterness in the finish
r464 (1917) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty overall with a bit of nutty caramel like sweetness. Smooth finish with some earthiness.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep red with thin off white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, and simple. Flavor is much the same.