Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 22, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
THOUGHTS: It was sort of odd to me that this lager reminded me of a British ale. It was also maybe ever so slightly skunked. I probably needed to have this one colder than I did. Didn’t like it much. But I’ll probably try it again to see if this was just a bad bottle. Not awful.
TECHNICAL: Bottle Poured Light orangey amber with an average to large, slightly off-white head that left good lacing. It also had extremely tiny body particles of average to thick density. The aroma was light to moderate toasted, nutty and caramel malts, moderate herbal and grassy hops, along with maybe a little resinous hops. There was also a little rubber and a little citrus. The initial flavor was sweet and a little acidic; while the finish was slightly sour and lightly bitter with an average duration. There was caramel, toasted and nutty malts, a little sour citrus, then light grassy and herbal hops, and a little metallic hops and that rubbery thing from the aroma. The light to medium body was fairly dry with tingly carbonation and a light astringent finish.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle thanks to bhensonb, again. poured a nice amber with a white-off white head that stayed and left some lace. aroma was a strong caramel malt backbone with dog biscuit and dirt. flavor was a little on the bitter side at first with the presence of some hops followed quickly by some malt and maybe spoiled grains. body was medium with about medium carbonation.
TomDecapolis (4332) - Lawrence, Kansas, 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.
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brewed in the USA !!! (KSBF) Pours a nice amber color with a sm-white head. Aroma of malts, grains, and citrus. The taste is much of the same with the addition of a warm bread flavor. Average, and pretty drinkable.
argo0 (11078) - 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.
EithCubes (4409) - 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.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2011
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured into a pint glass. I think it’s funny that it’s categorized as an amber ale, yet it says amber lager on the bottle.
A: Couldn’t get much of a head no matter how hard I tried in my freshly washed glass. Orange amber color. Incredibly horrible retention of the head that I did get and minimal lacing. Fine particles floating throughout.
S: Sweetish caramel dominates. A tad bit of grassy hops. Fresh.
T: Pretty much just crystal malt. Not much else going on. No hop flavor and a minimal bitterness, which is good considering there’s no body.
M: Light body. Undercarbonated. Not particularly smooth. Nothing here to make me happy.
D: There isn’t much reason to drink this unless you want to get drunk in a hurry.
I wish I had a do-over for my 150th review.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-16-2009 00:09:02