HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark orange amber pour with thin off white whisps of a head. Strong aroma of cereal grains, light vegetable notes, dirty in a bad way. Flavor is strong syrupy caramel, some grains. It gets a bit clunky on the palate, fizzy yet thicker, Kind of a lame one here. Tastes pretty fake. Weird.
joebudzjoe (672) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 28, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Monster B’s. The poor’s man Brooklyn Lager. Surprisingly a bland offering from Magic Hat.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 28, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a fizzy amber with a small yellow head that dissipates like soda. No lace. No retention. Aroma is toast, brown sugar, some chemicals. Taste is burnt toast, chemicals, old pancake syrup, artificial candies. Yuck.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear copper pour with a fizzy white head. Dirty and musty aroma with some vegetable and sour notes. Flavor is very musty and dry as well. Some nuts and caramel, but mainly bitter and stale grains and hops. Nothing much to it, and definitely nothing special.
sinkhole (263) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours reddish amber with a solid white head. Aromas of earthy hops and roasted malts. Taste is overall bitter with the hops powering over the malts, a tart aftertaste. Enjoyable overall, but nothing special.
nearbeer (4923) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Foggy caramel-red with a small but persistent film of foam. Mild nose of spicy grain and toffee-apple. Tastes of peppery grain - almost like rye, woody grass, light cinnamon-apple, caramel and a hint of ginger. Some toasted nut (with the bitter shell) in the finish. Near-medium body is smooth and hop-tingly.
LinusStick (3252) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delicious beer! I love a good Vienna! Aroma was so so. Usual lager aroma with not much else to it. Pour was a beautiful medium brown with a thin off white ring for a head. Taste was nice. Roasted malt with a delicious strong roasted caramel aftertaste that lingers. Heavy carbonation that chews the cheeks- very nice.
BREWMUSKCLES (2566) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
essence of plum and dark cherry. sweet and malty with some caramel and earth in a touch of peppery spice and licorice. finish is decent but nondescript (no hop) with light dishwater. forgettable.
Strykzone (6760) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The only new stuff at my local beer store. This beer pours a clear caramel with a thick one finger head. Nice lacing. A nice aroma is malty and smoky. Flavors of dry malt and tart hops. Some applesauce, earth. The hops just don’ work with the malt base.
halfonit (1326) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color. Aroma is of malts, rice, and dried fruit. Flavor is a little sweeter than I thought it would be. There is some smoke in there, as well as malts, and dried fruit. Leaves a bitter sweet aftertaste. Not too bad.