nuplastikk (3839) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Amber-tan color. The aroma is sweet and malty, a touch adjuncty/macro, but not as offensive as some of their other offerings. Nutty caramel taste, with a butterscotch smooth finish. The body is light and lacking, very watery and thin. Hyper-minimal hopping, with just a touch of crispness in the initial mouthfeel. Pretty much a shwaggy session beer at best, better left avoided.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2009
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Aroma of roasted malt and wet straw.POurs clear amber. Flavour is very malty and very Cheap tasting. not very good.
pintbypint (2290) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2008
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
330ml brown bottle. Amber in colour, poured with a good sized frothy off white head. Nutty caramel malt aroma. Flavour is caramel malts, lemony hop finish. Seems a bit stale and bland overall, and cheaply put together with the malt boardering on plastic. As with the other Canadian raters, Im detecting something a bit off with this beer.
presario (4440) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2008
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
To add to DuffMans comments I envisioned sweaty Italian bakers when I sniffed this one The best thing about the flavour is that it could not be as bad as the aroma and they avoided the strong vanilla notes of many other American Ambers Really just a bad beer beer with a chemical malt flavour
DuffMan (5824) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2008
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours golden brown decent vanilla head. Aroma is truly disgusting...the consensus was sweaty bread. Palate is not quite so evil but certainly not good either. Watery bland caramel bready with a bad sweet chemical note that overpowers the more you sip. Trev thought this may be infected. I recall that the Lazy Mutt had the same gross trait and the bock beer did as well. This is just a bad brewer all around makers of Mountain Crest effluent as well.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber to copper in color. Taller cream colored head. Caramel and light toasted grains in the aromas. Hints of whole grain sourdough bread. Somewhat nutty flavors dominate. Some herbal hops and a bitter finish. Linger remains bitter and dry. Pretty much another average at best amber.
pkbites (622) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Light reddish copper color with slightly off white head that fades too fast. Aroma is of watered down malt, fruit, and freshly whipped cream. Has a caramel and cream flavor, but with a watered down consistency. Finish is way too quick and very dry. Little after taste. The cream nose and flavor are intriguing, but the watered down consistency and lack of any after-taste really hold this back. Bottle says alcohol is 5.5%.
twindadplus2 (570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Reddish amber with a very thin head. Dry, fruity aroma with a touch of malt. Taste is lightly malty up front with a zesty citrus backbone. Tingly carbonation with a body on the low end of medium. Crisp, dry lightly bitter finish. An average beer but it will do in a pinch.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on draught at the GTMW ’08. Pours a clear copper amber brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that dissipates nearly clean with a thin white ring. Aroma of caramel malt, some fruity character of hard pitted fruits, pears and a touch of apple. Taste is light to medium bodied, plenty of carbonation with flavors of light caramel malt, some fruity pears and citrus zest. Finish is a tad watery with a pear and caramel aftertaste and a mild bitterness.