Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium copper color with a thin white head that fades quickly. Aroma is oak, and some skunkiness. Taste is smooth, grainy, grassy, and some corn. Nothing special but quite refreshing.
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle.Hazy golden with a small head. Grassy hop aroma blending with wood and malts. Malty and grassy flavours. A bit grainy texture. Not bad.
thornecb (5019) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy gold into a shaker. Fluffy pancake head quickly recedes leaving slight lacing. Sour meadow aromas. Sharp cream, caramel and a slight hop finish.
Beltramelli (471) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JAN 8, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Esta suíça surpreende pela presença de notas amadeiradas entre os evidentes malte e lúpulo. Final longo e doce. Agradável.
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 Bottled 33cl. It pours a beautiful hazy orange beer. Lovely color. The nose is of malt, wood, caramel, chestnut and berries. A woody taste. Malty, full bodied with a decent hoppiness. Slightly sour, not in a bad way, adding character to this beer. Caramel and berries again in the taste. A very good palate. The finish is buttery, malty, slightly yeasty with hints of chestnuts. Nice lacing. Rerate pending.
pivnizub (9521) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bügelverschlußflasche (Merci, Stephane !) Golden, hazy, mid-sized, rather creamy head with a little lace; sweet-bitter flavour with a light acidity, light bodied; fruity-yeasty-malty finish with a light bitterness in the aftertaste. O.K., neither pleasant nor bad.........
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark hazy golden in color with a nice fluffy off white head. Malty bready and woody aroma. Caramel oak notes. Hoppy citrusy malty flavor. Yeasty. Light bitter finish. Medium bodied. Average beer. Ok.
Quack-Duck (8921) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. Pale yellow, fluffy and quickly diminuishing head. Malty flavour, slight hints of wood, hoppy towards the finish. Nearly no aftertaste.
heemer77 (5210) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle purchased at Sam’s in Chicago. The body is a slightly hazy dark gold with a large bubbled and light tan colored head. Gingerbread cookies dominate the nose with some hints of carrots cooked in brown sugar. Surprisingly sweet smelling for the style. The taste has some light notes of ginger along with apples. There is just a hint of cucumber in the finish. Interesting and refreshing. The label says that this is unfiltered and I think that helps to give this some actual character in a style dominated by vegetable tasting or bland beers.
frankenkitty (1984) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a slight-hazed amber, quickly headless, with light sediment-suspension. Yeasty aromas of yogurt, apple and oak, when combined, strike me as adjuncts. (I had to keep reminding myself of the words on the label, "...aged up to 4 months in old oak barrels", which is something you don’t see everyday in regards to "pale lagers".) Herbal hops came out late. Flavor began with an apple tartness, but further sips revealed little else as this became just another sour, nutty lager with an added splash of fruity acidity. Thin & chalky palate led the way to a brief hint of bitterness in the finish.
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