coldbrewky (1418) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber gifted to me from Hutch. Many thanks El Duder-ino! As one might infer, that I, like this beer, am not into the brevity thing. Just for you non-fans, that’s TWO Lebowski inferences and I’m just getting started. A strong aroma of malt upon malt emerges with purpose from the chilled bomber. Beautiful glowing golden amber. Lively abundant carbonation. Yeah this is a pretty sharp beer just visually. Malt focused. Body is robust and swirling with sweet tones on several levels. Some sweet fruit evenly balanced with cereal and malt. Thin horizontal rings of lacing are formed. I love the rhino shaped UPC. A solidly presented seasonal that is the best so far this year.
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at American ice. Hazy dark amber color, huge creamy off white head with amazing retention. Aroma of lightly spiced caramel and bread. taste is malty and VERY easy to drink. Close your eyes and you can picture a large German Fräulein carrying 6 liters of this stuff on each of her capable arms. Exactly on style.
drinkrealbeer (47) - Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Im not the biggest fan of this style but really enjoyed this one. For me, thats a great indication of being a great beer. The sweetness is balanced perfectly with a slight bit of toast / biscuit malty goodness.
TheChampion (114) - Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber with a thick fluffy head. Aroma of caramel and bread with a moderately sweet malty flavor. Light carbonation, easy to drink. Very good Okt/Marzen
radagast83 (4445) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled tap, then shared 22oz bottle later on in the day. Poured a clear light orange color, small white head. Aroma was biscuit malts, malty, sweet malts, malts. Flavor was malty, biscuit. Enjoyable both on tap and in the bottle.
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Papsoe tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are malt, caramel, notes, and hops. Nice oily palate.
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: Growler from the brewery. It pours a clear gold orange with a small frothy off white head. The nose is grainy with toasted malt and a little marshmallow. The flavor is a little grainy with a bit of sweetness, toast, and malt with a little soap. Medium, soft body with average carbonation and a dry finish. Not a bad interpretation.
Theis (13286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Toasted, caramel, nutty, light sweet malty, ok malty, hay, straw, grassy, soft body, light hoppy. Ok - but nothing special.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a thin creamy head. Fair head retention. Aroma of sweet malts, herbal hops, caramel and earthy notes. The taste is caramel, toasted malts, bitter hops. Medium bodied.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Clear amber body, medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, bread, light toast, spice. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel/bread, some spicy, light earthy. Light-medium body, low carbonation.