pkbites (697) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2009
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a lovely golden copper with an off-white head that dies immediately! I had this on tap at the Olive Pit in the Walkers Point section of east-side Milwaukee. Metallic nose with "punch in the face" corn water. Funny soup bullion taste. The other posters here must have been drunker than me when they tasted this! 1.5 is a freaking gift, and I wouldn’t pay the $8 a six pack I’ve seen this priced at in the local stores!
I’m damned sick of brewers passing crap like this off as if it’s some sort of micro-brew messiah juice. Enough, already!
blutt59 (6068) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, light golden brown with good 1/4" foam, aromas are sour, nutty and caramels, flavors of copper penny, hoppy bite and some malt, finish is astringent
CanIHave4Beers (3427) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This pours a clear pale amber color with a big white head. I don’t care too awful much for the aroma a little skunky, and a little grainy with some aromatic hops in the background. This has a nice pronounced biscuit like flavor and is largely dry. The hops are actually fairly strong for this style but something seems a bit off in the mix. Either way it reminds me of the Leinenkugels of days past and in general it’s pretty nice.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2009
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transparent golden, copper color with a thin off white head. Faint hoppy aroma with a hint of caramel. Light malty body with a mix of hops and a moderately dry finish.
ThaBobfather (178) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice spicy smell. Pours golden with nice head. It’s flavorful, but artificial. The amber stays on my tounge well. Good deal.
Cavie (3893) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2009
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Classic amber eh? Well, it had a slight skunk odor, with other....elements. I really think that there is just too much going on here as far as taste and aroma to make sense of it all. Tasted of...meatballs? I suppose I should say it would pair well with spaghetti!
heemer77 (5134) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep, true amber body with an off white head. The aroma was old toffee and iced tea. There was a hint of pears. The taste was light iced tea and green wood. There was also a little hint of tobacco. Overall, this is certainly decent and malty, but not something worth spending extra money. This is nearly a Marzen in character.
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pour a rich golden amber with a thick soft head. Smells of grains and rye. Tastes of bread, grainy, malty, faint roasty notes. Very light carmel flavor. Nicely bittered by the blend of hops. A little thin and light on the overall flavor and body, but a good crisp refreshing beer.
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I heard this was pretty good, for me, it was a let down. Aroma is of caramel, toasted malt and light floral hop spice. Taste is caramel, toasted cereal, light hops. Finish is try and to me, acrid. The graininess makes it all lopsided. This was a drainpour for me.
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very nice golden color with thin white head and some lacing. Flavors present include some malts, caramel, some hops, fruity tastes, with some skunk to it. A lighter, well-balanced beer with a decent flavor.