Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap: Brown hue. Mild carbonation; smooth body. Malts were really raw tasting. Big and roasty, with elements of buttered toast (glad I wasn’t the only one to notice the butter, as I thought it odd and myself crazy), toffee, nuts and caramel. Bitterness was mild and too weak.
drseamus (103) - Troy, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this beer on tap at the brewery while I was on vacation there. In general, I’m not a huge fan of german style malty beers, but I did like this one. It is a dark ruby colored beer with a very sweet malty aroma. The flavor is in step with the aroma, and is extremely malty with a strong german feel. The balance is good and it is medium bodied. The drinkability is pretty good.
hopdog (11653) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Maui Brewing Company Brew Pub. Poured a deeper copper color with a very small sized off white head. Aromas of roast, light chocolate, toasted malts, and some caramel. Lively body.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewery. Beer is clear, dark caramel brons without any head.<P>
The aroma is malty with a slightly husky moderate note of toasted grain, caramel; Hoppy with a light note of alfalfa; Light yeasty note of basement; Moderate miscellaneous note of honey, light note of cola/ginger ale.<P>
The flavor is heavily acidic, lightly bitter, moderately sweet with a long, moderately acidic, lightly bitter, moderately sweet finish. Alfalfa retros.<P>
The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.
Ernest (7361) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is fully diminishing.
Body is dark amber.
lightly to moderately malty (caramel, nuts, toasted grain), with light notes of gum and butter.
moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - NOV 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewpub. Looks black...dark brown in the light...creamy head, nice lace. Nice aroma! Roasty, carmel, malt. A bit light on the body, but not bad for this beer...yummy, very drinkable dark lager w/ very slight liquorice, mocha, roast flavors...some citric hops show up too.