BBB63 (6015) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle and served in standard pint glass: Clean amber hue with a fading frothy head and okay lace. The aroma has notes of caramel and toffee bready malts, noble aromatic hops, hint of pear and apple esters and a touch of butterscotch. The taste is a combination of twangy acidity, sweet malt, and mineral water. The mouth feel is lively and aggressive with a metallic finish. Overall it is quaffable but the diacetyl drops it a couple spots.
ProfessorEwan (5) - USA - SEP 3, 2007 does not count
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Simply a great beer.
A rocky head dissolves quickly. Fruity aroma. Tasty.
Cornfield (5465) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This pours a bright copper body with a creamy eggshell head that does some intricate lacing. The aroma has caramel at its base and is covered with grapefruit, pine, and orange blossoms. The flavor begins with a even balance between malty sweetness and hop bitterness, but then takes a tip towards the latter, bringing it close to IPA country. It finishes on a sweet and bitter note, the hops flavors lasting longer. A dandy APA.
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shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copper color with an off white head. Aroma is caramel and orange hops. Flavor is caramel, some fruit, and a light bitter orange hop finish.
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in the mystery swap from cewldre. Thanks! Pours a dark orange amber with a small ring of white lace that fades. Nose is very potent with simple sugar, caramel, some dark fruits, vanilla. Flavor starts very heavy on the malts, but finishes with a citrusy hop bitterness that I didnt pick too much up of in the nose. Pretty nice carbonation and moderate to thick mouthfeel (especially for the style) . Alcohol well hidden and quite drinkable. Better than expected.
hopscotch (9089) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Mostly clear, dark amber ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Nose of toasted caramel malt and earthy and citrusy hops. Sweet, malty, caramel and biscuit flavors up front; shadowed by moderate earthy, mineral hop bitterness. Medium-bodied with a chewy mouthfeel and intermediate carbonation. Bitter-sweet, caramel finish. Kudos to xnoxhatex for floating this bottle my way!
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to cewldre: Pours a transparent bright amber copper with a thin wispy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of fresh earthy noble and citrusy American hops along with a touch of toasted malt. Starts with a nice mild caramel sweetness and earthy grapefruity bittering hop balance toward a crisp, clean bittersweet finish. Very drinkable and a good APA.
smartbrewing (11) - Amelia, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2007
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One word...malt malt malt...with good hops. I went to the first keg tapping at Findley Market and was immediately impressed even though the beer wasn’t served at the optimum temperature. Great caramel flavor intensifies at the end with a clean finish. I bought a couple six-packs and then went the 1/6 barrel route. I am now close to purchasing my thrid sixth barrel since my neighbors appear to like this beer as much as I do. By far, the best Christian Morlein beer to date.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Nice red amber with med beige head. Aroma is dough, some fruitiness, sweet malt. Banana, slight pine bitterness, big malt, with great balance some caramel and dark fruit as well. Med-full body with creaminess. A lot better then I was expecting, almost barleywine in consistency.
ghouseguy (20) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. First tried this brew at the first tapping event at Findlay Market in OTR. Now have it on draft at home. This beer is amber in color and pours with a nice head and good retention. Aroma is soft and gentle...which is very inviting. At first sip, the beer is quite impressive. Crisp, clean, and very enjoyable. Lots of malts, yet enough hops to balance well. Nice caramel tones in there as well. This beer finishes very clean and leaves no aftertaste. Much better at home then at debut tapping...I believe this is due to the temperature at which it was served. This beer tasts best to me at colder temperatures. Proud to say this one is from my home town.