krumbum (351) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy glowing amber color. Big malty smells. Swamp malty mashy big lager leaves.
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tan amber with a fluffy, beige head. Malted nose with a nice grainy character and with a crisp German hop presence. Hops are nearly absent from the body where the malted body resonates with a moderate graininess and mellow melanoidin notes. Toasty caramel popcorn finish. A nice malt-forward beer.
GreatDane1632 (130) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a pint glass, also happy Fat Tuesday! Poured a very pretty copper with very thin white head. Aroma is very nice malty hint of yeast. Flavor is very clean light malty. Would love to have more. Very good beer.
nuplastikk (4089) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Unfiltered orange-tan body. Big, creamy, white head. Kind of an oddball beer. Earthy, chewy malt, maybe a hint of amber malt, noble hops. Not that impressive of an offering. A touch more bitter than most Franconian beers, but the balance or finesse isn’t there. Some off undertones. Drinks easy enough, just can’t get over the grainy, off tones. Disappointing offering from a brewery I hold in high regard.
fishonmyplane (335) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light copper color. Bready malts, slightly sweet, with a hint of orange. Grassy/sprucy malts, similar to a pils but less pronounced. Low bitterness. Unfiltered, with some nice earthy/yeasty flavors. Well-balanced & refreshing.
jhp40219 (236) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a golden copper color with a small white head that leaves no lacing. Fruity aroma of orange, grape, lemon, even strawberry and bready malt. Taste is lighter than the aroma with a bit of citrus, biscuits and cereal malt. Crisp and refreshing. Nice citrusy hop aftertaste with a quick and slightly bitter finish. Typical lager palate with a light body, thin texture, and medium high carbonation. Overall pretty good. Would make a nice summer beer.
coreyc1221 (249) - Truckee, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty fruit sour hops aroma. Light golden color. Great mouth feel. Light creaminess light tart on the sides and tingling on the tip of the tongue.
EricTeusink (550) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yet another style ticker. Cool bottle. Beer pours a clear medium amber with white head. Scent is grapey and grassy. Flavor is sweet and earthy. Light-Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Whole thing reminded me of a high quality malt liquor. Bottle - Ale Yeah! - Decatur, GA
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL bottle. Poured light-medium golden with a short, dense white head. The aroma picked up toasted bread and honey malts with earth and lesser citrus accents.. clean and well-balanced. The flavor found similar stuff.. bready notes, honey, and a kiss of molasses at the core, with light grainy citrus and toasted earthy notes around.. somewhat tart citrus and tasty sweeter malts on the long finish. Light-medium bodied with nice, creamy carbonation on the palate.. smooth feel and flow.. nice one!
CanIHave4Beers (2877) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden with a small head.
The aroma is lots of hay, some mild fruit, & plenty of herbal hops. There is an odd metallic aroma and some weird sort-of-clay-like thing that’s not totally unpleasant.
The flavor is more of that herbal hoppiness, some grassiness, and oddly earthy in that clay like way again. Again this comes across as earthy and more pleasant than not. The beer has a nice light fruity note.