bhensonb (12049) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of noble hop and light caramel. Indeed a deep amber color. The white head flattened rather rapidly. Medium bodied with mild, but biting, carbonation. Slightly fruity, lightly sweet malt. Could be floral hop. The finish is pretty dry, and there’s enough bitter for balance. None of which makes the point that this is fresh, fruity, clean. It’s pretty darn good.
argo0 (11915) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle) Medium beige head that diminishes rapidly atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel/bread, light spice. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel/bread, spicy. Light-medium body, light acidity.
Tmoney99 (11624) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from River’s Bend. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. The beer goes well with pizza.
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-pours a dissipating tan head and amber color. Aroma is musty medium malt, some fruit/spice hops. Taste is musty medium malt-caramel, biting/somewhat aggressive spice hops.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from Sam’s Quik Shop. Clear reddish pour with a pencil thin head that quickly fades. Very malty aroma with some caramel apple notes. Taste is caramel, yogurt covered raisins (yeah, weird, i know) and some subtle hops. Medium bodied.
hopscotch (9963) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Brilliant, clear, copper-colored lager with a small, fizzy, off-white head that dissipates in a heartbeat. Hearty caramel, burnt sugar and toasty, malty, frangrances rise from the glass. Full-bodied and a tad syrupy with tingly carbonation. Malty, sweet, caramel flavor. Hopped just enough to provide a semblance of balance. Malty, moderately sweet finish. Being a total malt head, I’m a big fan of this style. This one certainly didn’t disappoint!
Sammy (9281) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Auburne tinge with impressive off-white head, and thick lace - fresh. Malt in aroma. A malt story, above-average mouthfeel, a touch of toasted malt, a good marzen.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a Bottle at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 11/10/2007
Hoppy pale aroma. Golden coloured smooth on the palate and hoppy with a crisp and slightly dry malt finish.
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber beer, thin white head. Aroma is sweet and lightly toasty and malty wit abit of herbal spicy hops. Pretty nice balanced. Sweet but not sticky. Biscuity with lots of chewy munich malts. Pretty solid interpretation.
3fourths (8481) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium dark copper brown colored body with a tan head. The nose is very fresh, and is mostly just a straightforward malt profile – biscuit malts, maple, wood, some moderate squash notes, some hay and corn… very fresh, very well-made and enticing. Flavor has some sweaty grains, hay, corn and squash up front, then some caramelized plum and wood notes. Medium bodied, with light roast and toasted grains and oak in the finish – resiny plum and wood, even. One of the better O-fests I’ve had in recent days.