CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours medium amber, forms slight foamy head that quickly dissipated. Aroma of faint hops, malted rye sweetness. Flavour much the same, not very complex, however it is drinkable. Very middle of the road, made for the masses I suspect.
Nihon (247) - Vernon, Connecticut, USA - JAN 19, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Really metallic nose, clear amber color. Definitely some off-flavors here, can’t really put a finger on what though, maybe it’s just the rye. Overall not really something I would buy again. Another macro-micro fail.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from bhensonb. poured a goldish copper with an off white head. aroma was caramel malt, citrus, some spiciness. flavor was strong malt backbone, rye, and some floral hops. body was light and fizzy.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a very nice copper amber with a light tan head and webby lacing. Actually a nice looking beer. The aroma smells like cheap lager and rye. Medium bodied with macro, semi prickly carbonation. Rye and caramel malt profile, with an astringent bitter finish. Not that great...as usual with these attempts at craft beer.
Finhead (1374) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear, orangish-red pour with medium white head. It has a floral and pine hop aroma with some wheat notes. It has a medium body and a slick texture. The taste is lightly bitter with a semi-dry, bitter finish.
Nejhleader (1346) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
has a bit of a bitter hop aroma, taste is a bitter hop taste with a bit of rye mixed in. body is a thin. has a bit of a citrus hop aftertaste.
jb (2539) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I found this to be a pretty tasty product, well made and balanced. Wonder how it would do in a blind taste test? Nose is a bit spicy, subdued and malty, as usual better as it warms. Palate is very decent. Creamy at 1st, then quite hoppy but enjoyable. Appearance is great, dark with reddish and orange highlights and a light tan head. Fine stuff!
mybrainhurts (376) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grains, herbal hop aroma, bread and butter as well. Flavor is the same as aroma, also, a touch of rye grains. Nice prickly, light bitter finish. Fairly mild, yet enjoyable. It grows on you.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 09. Pours a medium amber and a thin head. Aroma is toasty, nutty earth and spice with rye bread base - good clean citrus hops- a bit subdued but ok. Flavor is a bit weak but still good bready fresh malt, light nutty toast and earthy rye- citrus, lemon earthy hops and spice. Clean and crisp finish- not bad for Michelob.
hero12 (184) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from sampler pack. Beer smells and tastes very similar to mich’s pale ale, but it has a little less bitterness which I find adds to the overall effect of the beer. Can definitely taste malt, but the bitterness is subtle.