bhensonb (12455) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Grocery Outlet. Pours a copper color with a decent off-white head. Aromas of pepper, floral hop and caramel. Tickles my nose. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is berry?, wood, caramel, leather, pepper? It’s a bit bready, but has some fruit. Finishes mildly bitter. Surprising. Good.
argo0 (12119) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Small off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, light spice. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some bread, light spice. Somewhat watery light-medium body.
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the KSBF ’08. Poured a medium amberish color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of flroal, citrus, and grains. Tastes of caramel, floral, citrus, and grains.
marcus (7554) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 2, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This reddish amber beer poured with a huge beige head and a smoky aroma. It’s got a decent caramel malt base and some nice hop bitteness, but it’s too watery. A pretty good amber ale.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of sloth. Pours gold with a white head. Smells of perfume, some citrus, pepper, some dry malt. Tastes of wildflowers, perfume, grass, hay, light pepper, fruit.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours an amber body with an off whtie head. Pepper spice, and some dry floral fruit and damp wood. Light body with a subtle fruit and toasted malt.
EithCubes (5242) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2009
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Light grass and citrus aroma, some good pale malts and middling floral tones. Dark amber pour with a creamy, pillowy beige head. Taste is dry and lightly bitter with some sticky caramel and syrupy hop residue, light floral notes and otherwise noble hops. Lightish-medium body. Grainy, very young beer, or could just be a mess. I suppose this will rank pretty high to style (we currently have it as a Premium Lager), but there’s certainly no compelling reason to come near this.
nuplastikk (5071) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. I’m assuming that the Fat Dog Lager was either an earlier version or a misreading of the name. This one is definitely FAT BOY Lager. Filtered orange-tan appearance. Sweet, doughy English malt aroma. Taste is slighty reminiscent of a British Bitter. Very well balanced beer, with the Amber malt playing very well into the whole flavor profile. Mildly hopped, with a nice crisp hoppy mouthfeel upfront. Pretty much a session beer all the way.
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 26, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Ortinos Northside. Pours a translucent amber with golden notes and a medium creamy off white head. Aroma of caramel, diacytel, slight oxidation, light citrus, grains and malt sweetness. Flavor was a bit better featuring some caramel, noble hops, bready and lightly sweet.
jeremytoni (3013) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle poured a light amber color with a good amount of head. Light watery hoppy malty flavor with a quick finish.