czar (4264) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours cloudy medium dark golden orange with a light beige orange head, some retention and lacing. spicy and sweet fruity malts, bitter herbs and grass, belgian spicy yeastiness, good dose of caramel, some sweetness - woodsy honey, bit of nail polish and perfume. thankfully no articial maple esters. moderately low carbonation, light to medium body - fairly oily, semi-sweet, bittering and lightly astringent grassy-woodsy-spicy finish. no flaws are anything but just kind of unblending components, or just bland and blah.
Troupis (43) - - JUL 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The hints of maple and honey come out and complemented by the can. Only because he was my childhood idol was I one of the few people who bought Big Hurt Beer but this reminds me of a better crafter version of that beer. Nothing subtle about this amber. It's drinkable but nothing magnificent.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
alexsdad06 (5360) - Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16 oz can shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a hazy amber color with a small offwhite head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, maple syrup, earthy hops, light fruit, grainy malt, grass, light citrus, rubbing alcohol to the finish as it warmed . OK.
b3shine (5305) - Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
16 oz can to snifter (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks good; a hazy amberish orange with off-white head. Smells semi-sweet and a little toasty with somewhat of a cheap lager nose to it. Tastes like it smells, but less balanced from diluted maple syrup (at least so it seems). Average (at best) on the palate. Not my thing.
demmbonz (512) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle to shaker. Amber colored as expected. I think the addition of syrup and honey boosted the gravity but not the flavor. Easy drinking and probably dangerously so at 8.2.
bpar73 (453) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Clear amber pour with an off-white head. Mild malts and minimal hops in the aroma and taste. An OK down the middle amber ale.
umich03jm (1928) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap. This beer is appropriately named. Solid clear copper pour with a small head that collects to a ring. Aroma is mostly stale, herbal hops mixed with some light burnt caramel. Tastes kinda gross. Generic maltiness mixed with stale hops. Big metallic notes. Hard to finish my pour.
johnnyoski (432) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Bagger Dave’s. Dark Amber color with a small off white head. Malty aroma with a trace of hops. Semi sweet malty flavor with a sharp bitterness that lingers. Dry texture with average carbonation. Rather dull tasting but not offensive.
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Rated on 01-04-2012 (Bottle) The appearance is a small smooth off-white head with a short retention, transparent amber body with fast rising, fizzy carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is malty, some hops and semi-sweet. The flavor is sweet, malty and harsh hop tasting. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is light-medium bodied. This beer lacks character and the flavor is very lackluster and disjointed. This is a beer I do not recommend and it is not on my list to want to drink again.
rtobronco8641 (3) - Lake Orion, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2014 does not count
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Really smooth for 8% but the taste really leaves a lot to be desired. Definitely nothing special