SteveOrz85 (104) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2015
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle served in tulip. Golden amber color. Soft thin off white head doesn’t last long. Some lacing. Weak malty aroma, no significant notes. Taste is very lightly sweet with a touch of bitterness. Average carbonation. Light bodied with a thin texture. Abrupt finish. Not bad but nothing special.
Shot (273) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours copper with a creamy white head. Aromas of caramel, plum and raisin. Flavors are caramel with herbal tones and fruity notes. Creamy mouthfeel. Not bad.
joejames (366) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to shaker glass, pours clear dark amber, two finger off white head, decent lacing with some retention. Aroma of bread and grass. Taste is medium sweet only a touch of bitterness. Light bodied, lively carbonation, metallic like mouth feel. Finishes dry. Tasting notes of bread, herbs, toffee, pear and grass. It’s OK, but nothing to write home about.
tfontana (182) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma is mix of malt, yeasty dough and resin. Appearance is clear medium brown (think root beer) with good sparkling and nice inch-thick foamy off white head with decent retention and good lacing. Taste is more sweet than bitter but a mix. Not terribly complex. Palate is light to medium bodied with average carbonation and moderate finish, mildly bitter. Overall, interesting smelling and above average appearance for a highly drinkable but fairly average tasting/mouth feel beer.
bavarian81 (111) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark copper color with very malty, fruity aroma.. also a faint whiff of piny hops. Tastes of dark fruit and malt plus a mild hoppiness.
bennetporter (403) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber from a bottle. A caramelly nose and slight sweet malty flavor are kind of overshadowed by the thin, almost vinegary palate.
Larry_Duffman (108) - - MAY 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I poured it from a bottle into a pint glass. It pours an amber color with a nice head and some lacing. The aroma is caramel and malt. The taste was a crisp and bready malt with a hint of hops. This was a solid and very drinkable amber.
chinchill (3120) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle in a pint glass.
A hearty amber colored beer. More hearty and hoppy and less sweet than a typcial American amber, I think this is actually an altbier.
jamesewelch (210) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2015 12oz bottle, from variety pack
Aroma: spicy and floral hops, complex grainy, rich malts, nutty and toasty
Appearance: deep copper color, tan head, very good clarity
Taste: low hops, malty clean finish, rich and but maybe not too complex, grainy, nutty finish
Palate: Medium body, smooth, no astringency
Overall: A well balanced, malty, clean lager. Malt richness seems to dominate the hop bitterness, but that may be due to the finish.
grundsow (109) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nothing impressive here. Run of the mill ale. “Remains the largest selling craft-brew in Vermont” Really?