Handle (10) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
To quote a friend, "I did not find this beer offensive, and I would drink it if nothing better was available. But I would buy six pack to share with my friends." My biggest complaint was that I just did not like the flavour. It need more hops.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2014 Bottle: Amber (who would’ve thought) body with decent clarity & an eggshell cap that quickly recedes to nothing more than a thin collar. Aroma mostly comprised of a strong, caramel & Munich malt backbone with a littering of some spicy, earthy hops over top; almost seems like Saaz, but there’s a light, grapefruit-orange element that barely peaks through towards the latter half, making me think something else was used? Taste is full of more caramel, toffee, & toasted malt... Even a little more "roasty" than the aroma. A touch of earthy bitterness, leaves, & mild citrus peel. Toasted biscuit & metallic toffee finish. A little vapid, unfortunately, but not bad. Just... Meh.
rumproasts (5050) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
tap @ now defunct brewpub on 16 Nov 2011. amber with small head. rather bland amber lager. not awful, but totally boring.
wmubronco1992 (700) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber. Small white head. Mild aroma of toast and caramel. Flavor is caramel. A bit of roast in the mouthfeel. Relatively mild palate. This is a nice light amber and at 4.5% very drinkable. Probably something you use a stepping stone to bigger beer. Overall decent, but not memorable, even for an amber.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Pours clear amber with a medium white head. The aroma holds caramel malt and light resinous, floral hops. Toffee and toast in the background. The flavour is of caramelly malt and light resinous, floral hops. The mouthfeel is clean and a bit card Toasted malt, light bourned sugar and subtle fruits on the finish. Light to medium bodied.
shrubber85 (10675) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Slightly sour toffee malt aroma. Amber color with moderate head. Slightly sweet toffee malt and lightly bitter herbal hops flavor. Nice.
bowlnman1990 (94) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler at home, rated against my interpretation of BJCP 2004 guidelines. Aroma: slightly floral, fairly weak aroma, malt. Appearance: dark golden red, clear, large foamy head that stays. Taste: malt opening, toasted, lightly hopped. Palate: medium body, slightly creamy, average carbonation, average and slightly bitter finish. Overall: a very enjoyable beer, seems to be a good example of the style, though I have not had many to compare to
Onslow (1392) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Amber brew with off white head. Not much in the aroma dept. Tast is nice - simple malts with a bit of grassy / bitter hops in the finish. Clean and refreshing, good brew.
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. Aroma- Some malt slight corn Appearance- Bright amber with some off white head. taste- A little malt sweetness that dries out quick. Finishes with a fair amount of bitterness. Pretty clean finish.
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber, clear, frothy white head. Medium to mild carbonation.Light malty aroma. Mild taste, very drinkable... but nothing outstanding. Would complement food well.
RobertDale (5441) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 19, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear amber with a small biege head. Aroma of malt, caramel and hops. Tastes very similar to aroma. Nothing special, but OK.