michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, wet grain, and slight spice. Poured amber in color with a small, loose, fizzy, off-white head that disappeared except for around the edges. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is slightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, slight spice, light bread, light vegetables, and light hops. Light to medium body. Average, then lightly sticky and dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, bread, and vegetable finish is slightly sweet and lightly bitter.
Butters (3746) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled on draft at CAH innsbrook. Thanks Shelly? Clear light amber pour with ring of offwhite head. Slightly apple nose with some caramel malts, which becomes more pronounced in the flavor, along with an astringent, old light bitter noble hop note. Medium watery body. A metallic twinge. Not that great. Nice label art though.
Elwood (3064) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Total Wine Sterling.
Aroma: The nose is light and a bit pukey. There are some light grain and toast notes, but not much else.
Appearance: It pours a hazy amber color with a small, frothy, off-white head. The head doesn’t hang around long.
Taste: The pukey taste greets me up front and thankfully quickly passes. On the downside, there is an odd acridic bittterness paired with a slight toastiness. There is a touch of caramel in the background. This one almost seems more alt in style.
Palate: Light to medium body with average carbonation with a medium to longer, lightly bitter finish.
Overall: This one seems a bit out of balance and overall isn’t that great. I don’t recommend picking this one up off the shelf.
dmac (3998) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bomber from Jonathan Ron. Poured a clear deep amber/orange body with an average to large frothy bright white head. Aroma of nutts, hint of smoke, uncooked brown bread and slight phenol notes. The body is full with a cramy full mouthfeel and medium carbonation with a slight lingering sweet aftertaste. Flavors of nutts, old bread, slight spice and soap. Despite the awesome price, under $3 for a bomber, this one was just meh.
llcooldave (1076) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This isn’t an Marzen? Hmmm... interesting. PoursOrange copper in appearance. Floral perfume fragrance; clean citrus as well. I’m tasting strong bread flavors. Very dry on the palate with some bitter hops trailing on the tongue. Overall, it’s easy drinking but I’m disappointed that it’s not a Marzen. This is bordering on false advertisement!
TheGB (507) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice light brown. Light aroma of nicely toasted malt and hops. Taste is light to medium bodied with a nice balance of malt and hops. Surprisingly good.
Radek Kliber (6390) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Coles , NY
Aroma gold malty front , clean and friendly aroma.
Appearance crystal-amber gold with medium –light top.
Flavor and Palate : Medium full bodied , malt oriented , bit nutty in feel. Smooth slightly oily texture. Hint of caramel at edges. Quiet drinkable.
pumpmaster (1124) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample from bottle at the Treasure Coast Beer Fest 9/11/10 Ft Pierce, FL. Not bad.
gormanb (173) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2010
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2010 light caramel malt aroma, not much head to speak of. pours light amber. taste is nutty malt, roasted malt, caramel, finish is slightly sweet with smooth rye flavor.
Sledutah (4654) - Utah, USA - SEP 12, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle bought in Norfolk, VA
Appearance: Clear dark amber with a nice white head and some lacing
Aroma: Sweet malts, soap and yeasty
Taste; Caramel and medicinal
I thought I had a bad bottle, so I tried another one out of the sampler 12-pack but it was the same. Footbalmed......