DrnkMcDermott (2718) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2008 Draft. Kudos to the Carlos O’Kelly’s in Ft. Wayne for supporting a local beer! This has an interesting brown color, nearly ochre; or, auburn if you will. The glass had little head left by the time my server brought it. It has a spicy body that goes beyond the usual “amber.” Extra malty, but not roasty (except in the smell), with kind of an orangey note. The hop profile comes in midway through, reminiscent of a pale ale with cinnamon and maybe some grapefruit.
DrSilverworm (4065) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster on tap at the brewpub. Caramel malts, some spiciness. Light hint of citrus. Hazy auburn color. Minimal off-white head, no lace. Bigger bitter taste, light sweet taste, light bite in the finish. Light-medium body. Lightly sticky, more dry. Lighter carbonation. Kind of soft. Alright amber lager. Grew on me as I went. More complexity and bitterness than your typical amber lager.
jagad5 (31) - - JUN 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A very foamy pouring beer with a very sour aftertaste. The lable says smooth but the beer doesn’t.
Patrickctenchi (2516) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at source: (Ft Wayne)
Pours hazy, brown-amber with a small, off-white head.
Scent is malty, a little nutty sweetness.
Taste is caramel over earthy hops...
queenholly (2422) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Warsaw location. Sweet buttery caramel malt and fruity aroma. Amber with a small off-white head. Fruity caramel malt flavor. Medium body. Nice easy drinking malt forward beer.
hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle. Has an amber/copper color. Smell a bit unpleasant like a macrobrew. Taste is better,,, decent caramel color.
Hair6a11 (1238) - Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle; Pour is murky dark golden brown with a fine bubbled khaki head in this glass; mild retention, mild lacing as well. The nose is fruity, nutty, caramel notes I suppose. The flavor profile is apple skins, caramel, bread, roastiness... and a general feeling of mediocrity to me.
SHIG (3282) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Poured a light amber with thin lacing head. Aroma is sweet malt and bit of roastiness. Taste is very smooth with malts, left a bit dry tongue.
monkeychugg55 (815) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy amber-brown with a very small white ring of bubbles. The aroma is mostly Elmers glue with some caramel, metallic and sour notes. The flavor is very light caramel with some sour tang on the finish. Very light, watery body with moderately fizzy carbonation. Perhaps this one is old since I got it out of a single cooler, but still doesn’t have much in the way of flavor.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle... medium amber with some orange, watery light tan head... smells mostly of wet dog with rye malt, meh... tastes terrible, bitter skunk water, don’t bother
ESBob (283) - Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap. Pours a copper red hue, decent head, but dissipated quickly, some nice lacing though. Aroma is very light mix of roast malt and hops. An easy drinker, but not very complex. A rich man’s Killians Red.