DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 27, 2005
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with Ughsmash, thanks Jason!) Given that the beer poured with a small, crackliní, fizzy head, and itís fading as quickly as soda bubbles, thatís where Iím starting. Unfortunately, the head is already completely dissipated, so all is left is a glass filled with hazy, dark ruddy amber beer. I think the head was off-white in color, it came and went so fast, I didnít even get a good glipse of it. Tasting the beer, itís like drinking a generic brewpub amber: sweet, sugary, caramely, floral, moderately bitter, and very cheap tasting. Itís not a very enjoyable beer when first sipped, and itís a total mess by the finish, and I canít avoid making a face of displeasure each time I allow more of this beer into my mouth. Itís not horrible on the first sip, or on sips following a good swish with water, but after a few sips sit on my tongue for awhile, yuk, what an awful plastic aftertaste. The nose is less offensive, but maybe thatís because the beer is less aromatic than it is flavorful, even when I swirl the glass. Aromas of sweet, caramely malts, and oddly enough, more than just a hint of alcohol. Body is medium, but though the beer isnít hugely sweet and there is a good amount of bitterness to cut it anyway, the beer still sticks on the palate like gum on the sole of a shoe. Despite looking still and lifeless, the beer has a sufficiently carbonated mouthfeel. And wow, swirling the glass canít revive even a hint of foam atop the liquid. This is just bad beer. It tastes awful, looks awful and doesnít smell that great either. Iím now off to complete two chores: dump the rest of this beer, and then immediately brush my teeth. No, check that, Iím brushing my teeth first.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Hazy amber, fairly dark, moderate off-white foamy head, fairly nice lacing, very light carbonation.   Combo of malts and grains on the nose.   Slight pellet food as well.   Pale malt start, grainy but not too bad.   Rather boring.   Needs to be maltier and a bit sweeter.   Body and mouthfeel are average.   Husky finish, slightly malty.   Not bad, but not very interesting.   Thanks for the freebie Eric!
koreanbobcat (33) - Iowa, USA - OCT 26, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma, toffe, caramel
poured Amber with thin white head which disapeared in less tthan 30 seconds.
mouthfeel- not too thin but not thick either
Hints of caramel in taste initial tast is thin almost watery then taste hits you on the way down
Rather smoth almost no hops taste on the sweet end of beer scale
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well, rater #65. Poured a hazy, chunky amber, Tan head. Sweet aroma of caramel. There is something different about this brew, there is a sour-thick mouthfeel. No a real have again. Thanks to heemer for trading.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle via trade with heemer77 - Thanks Eric - Pours copper with a short tan head that fades fast and settles to a ring around the glass and laces from there. Aroma is roasty caramel malts. som brief german hops as well. Flavor is caramel malts, roasted flavor, grass, some almond notes. Palate is medium bodied and not very carbonated. Fairly smooth. I found this very drinkable and a nice example of a fest beer. Not bad...
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
not impressed and certainly did not find anything to savor. poured an orange amber in color with some caramel and spice aroma. after that just a thin watery liquid without much character.
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2005
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer sampled at Brew Ha Ha 2005: The guy poured it for me in a hurry and it left a good head for this type of beer. It smelled really good almost fruity but, it all ended there. The taste was not good at all
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear bright copper color with a very light tan creamy & pillowy head. sweet caramel malt and almond milk (yes, the kind blue diamond makes) aroma. flavor is sweet malt, tangy, grassy, and raw almonds. light mouthfeel, mild carbonation. faint dryish finish. Thanks Secret Santa!!
drywallman (342) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one was from a batch mfg. in 6/05, so it is fairly fresh. Poured with a soapy head that lasted for a while, and had a dark orange opaque body. It was sweet with light caramel malt, and just enough hops presence to balance. Really heavier on the sweet malt. The body was what was expected of a lager. Overall a good session brew.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber body with a loose, sudsy grayish-white head. Aroma of fruity malt with some apple notes. Medium sweet caramel and fruit flavor with clean Noble hop notes. Body is a little thin with a short finish. Could make a fair session beer.