bulldogops (2250) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2009
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Second of the Minhas taster pack. Bottle. 5%. Clear amber pour with a decent white foam, little retention. Aroma is grains and cheese?. Iím unsure exactly but I smelled something creamy anyhow. Taste is surprising given the aroma, just a bland tasting, much too grainy amber ale with little character. Boring.
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reddish copper body very clear with a minimal cap floating on top, look is very average. Aroma is strong with very sweet malts that turn into a harsh woody alcohol wow how is this only 5.5%. some grainy aromas with apple can also be noticed. Taste is nutty wood, grassy malts, mild apple and sweet harsh alcohol, this almost seems to be a very weak barly wine. Lots of different flavors going on her not all nessecerly bad but all seem fake. Even Banana is starting to show up WHAT THE HELL AM I DRINKING?!?!?!?!?!? After taste is very sweet. I didnít hate this brew Iím just not sure I liked it.
Headbanger (3850) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle 9/9/09-Pours a slightly hazy amber with a big off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, doughy, and grainy. Taste of the same with a lot of dryness and a bit of grass. This light to medium bodied brew is rather boring but still drinkable.
VertBaconStrips (2320) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - JUL 18, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Thin orangy brew that gave the typical big white foam up and equally fast vanishing act. Things in my nose that are not fingers: grainy malts, apples mixed with some weak citrus works here, mild caramel, faint sweaty skin. The taste is nothing spectacular and nothing offensive yet I assume that I could drink tons of these. Easy drinking beer for sure. Soft caramel backed with grains, awkward bitterness hits in mid sip, faint fruit. Calling this watery is a fair comment. Leaves the mouth dry with a hint of hop.
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 10, 2009
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Strong odour of fresh dough accented with some apple turnover. Strange but true. More of a baked bead brown colour as opposed to amber. Kind of a flat entrance in the mouth. Very dry with a background of some smoke, cocoa and malted barely. Really not much to it considering the bakery of a nose. Qutie fizzy. Finish is grassy.
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUN 13, 2009
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Odd aromas of fish oil and butter. Golden color with a small head. Flavors of cardboard soaked in lemon juice and some roasted bread curst. No discernable palate. Pretty bad.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2009
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
If this was an amber lager, it would make so much more sense. Iím pretty sure it is actually. Poured a half assed orange colour with no head. Little tiny frothy on top. Zero lacing. Aroma is faint of malt and orange peel. Mouthfeel is super thin and taste is weak with watered down character. Weak boys weak!
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 25, 2009
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
In the bottle from a variety pack. Well, itís little wonder that this beer was $5.99 for an 8-pack. You get what you pay for. A light orange-gold color with a rpidly disapating fizzy head. This has lots of corn adjuncts to it leading to a heavily enriched DMS off-flavor. sourness abounds and not in a good way. I would not call it undrinkable, but there is no way this beer should be rated in the twos.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: Pours a transparent orange golden with a cligny-lacing white froth of head. Aroma of lightly sweet and grainy malts with a hint of noble hops and light fruity tartness. Body starts with a faint sweetness and lots of grainy malt notes without much bitterness and a mild watery finish. Drinkable but very bland.
Block (2207) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2009
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Brown orange pour with a white head. Light aroma of malts and a little caramel. Not as smooth as I expected. Sweet flavor. Pale malts, some caramel, yeast/ bread finish.