jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2005 Roasted malts, a nice bitter hop finish, and a smooth medium body mouthfeel. Nice oragne brown color with a moderate, soft, fine,white head. A very well balanance ESB.
alabamajohn (67) - Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a decent brew, and perhaps a little underrated. A little hop bite, with a little sweetness and malt. It is thin, but I think that’s what makes it a good session beer. Drink the whole bomber yourself.
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Slightly rocky off- white head that mostly diminishes. Nice lacing, especially for a medium-bodied beer. It was clean and well hopped. Try it with your favorite pizza!
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 didn’t suit me.
BückDich (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 (6249) - 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 (2343) - 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 (609) - 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.