Braudog (5359) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darker amber color with a head that subsided rapidly. Caramel aroma. Mellow sweet malt flavors, lightly buttery, ending with just a tingle of bitter.
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown body with a thinning white head. Herbal, caramelly aroma. The velvety mouthfeel and malty flavor go well together. Roasted nuts with butter and wet herbs in the flavor. Perhaps a bit too much carbonation. Heemah!
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright amber color, slight haze, with a thick dollup of creamy foam above.
Nose? Lager-y....very clean, small fruity tones, caramel, nice and malty.
Taste...sweet and tangy, nutty, fruity, zingy,...big malt, but maybe over-carbonated. Light in the body, but filled with flavor. Easy drinker, good taster, hard to find a fault here. Although it falls somewhere in the middle, at the very least...something I’d have no problem downing were I down Iowa way.
MIBRomeo (2445) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a copperish color w/ a very whispy sparse white head. aroma was malty palate was . palate was a little watered down but smooth and lightly creamy. Flavor was very different definatelly malts and butter’d nuts overall though this beer seems much to watery.
Thanks to Heemer again :)
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 28, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a darker red/amberous color, no head. Aroma is of feint malt, and almonds. Flavor is creamy thick malt, spicy finish. Thin palate, thanks Heemer!
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish amber color with a beige head. Aroma is tinny with nuts and light floral hops. Taste is mostly toasted malts with a buttery flavor. Just a bit sweet for my liking.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at the DC/MD/VA/WV/PA Ratebeer Gathering 11/20/04. Clear copper. Aroma is very lightly malty. Taste has notes of caramel, apple and some wheat. Extremely thin and watery. Overall, eh.
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a deep reddish amber color with a very small off white head. Sweet malt, raw straw aroma. Taste was very malty, wheaty bite. Overall not a whole lot going on here at all.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2004 2004 bottle compliments of MilkmanDan. Deep red color, clear and filtered, no head. Toffee aroma, coppery and yeasty. Starts out very sour and yeasty, light caramel. Medium and made with a good amount of water but yet not ridiculously thin. Some light sweetness on the end. Surprisingly pretty good and reminiscent of an alt with all of the yeast copper and sweetness in the middle. It works as a marzen though it’s a sweet version of one, with not as much graininess. Didnt find much in the way of spicy hops.
argo0 (11085) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber body with minimal off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, butterscotch, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, butterscotch, caramel, a bit of lemon sourness. Medium body, some stickiness.