Likerighteous (120) - Pflugerville, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serendipitous, indeed. Clear caramel color , medium head. Well balanced and a bit on the sweet side. Transparent hops, slick in the throat. Easy to drink. Would make a nice transitional beer for those willing to move on from Shiner Bock.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear copper, medium off white head. Sweet estery aroma. Medium mouthfeel, very light carbonation. Sweet caramel with a hint of grass or hay. Very lightly bittered. Something about the flavor of this just didnít suit me.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2005 Light carbonation, thin head and mild lacing. Not a very polychromatic beer; boring amber color throughout. The nose has a caramel corn/mixed nut holiday pack aroma with some toffee. The flavor is a bit bland with mild sweetness and earthy malt and fruity hops. Finishes medium bodied, a bit watery with nothing in the tail that really makes this memorable.
Pailhead (5442) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Courtesy of robertsreality via trade. Aroma has notes of cookie dough, caramel, and the slightest hints of citrus. Pours a transparent reddish-orange with a small off-white ring for a head. Very matly up front. Lots of caramel and cookie dough. Finishes with some light flowery bitterness.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper Coloring with White Ring. Light Hoppy Aroma. Easy Going Malty Taste and Equally Subtle Hops. Dry Finish.
legion242 (2323) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty nice little ale. Not quite to an ESB level, but very drinkable with mild hops.
Scubatrip (605) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a semi-hazy red from the bottle, head is bubbly white and slowly dissipates. Deep caramel malt aroma. Light tastes of the same, some a little-too-sweet caramel. Not half bad though.
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 16, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12 oz bottle: Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA) A tall, off-white head builds atop the bright amber and hazy body, and is showing excellent retention. The nose is fruity and lightly hoppy, and shows a hint of sourness, but isnít especially aromatic. The flavor is also pretty light and easy, not aggressive in any area, showing nice balance between mildly sweet pale malts, fruit, and mildly bitter hops. Light-medium bodied, gently carbonated, and smooth and soft on the palate. And even now that Iíve downed most of this beer, a thin head is still providing a full cover and lots of delicate lace is decorating the glass. Nothing to rave about, itís just a simple, easy drinking brew.
Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fairly tasty- had at Fosterís for lunch. I was drinking a pumpkin ale so mine tasted better compared to this, but nice aroma and appearance. On the malty rich side.
Ungstrup (29992) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[At Stockholm Beer Festival 2005] A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is simply sweet malty, while the flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and toffee, with a grassy dry finish. OK flavor.