FlacoAlto (3450) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A soft pour into my Bruery tulip produces a five finger thick, almost overflowing, excessive, amber tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a deep amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma has a berry and citrus like fruitiness to it that is backed by some sweet tea, English biscuit, and brown whole grain cracker like malt character. There is a sharpness to the finish that seems a touch off, but not overly so.
The beer is a touch sweet, quite fruity with a melon like note that gets a little bit funky towards the finish. The funky fruitiness is the predominant character here; there is a backing, subtle, crystal malt character that leans towards toasted brown crackers, and touches of brown sugar. There are some higher alcohols, lots of esters, and just a general almost rotten fruit character to the flavor. The body is a bit light, but not overly watery.
Definitely not good, it is interesting that a brewery can be around for so long and not figure out basic sanitation; most of their beer is likely consumed on site, so they don’t really notice, but if you are going to send beer out, you got to tighten things up a bit.
JPDurden24 (1081) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour with an off white head. Plenty of caramel malts with some roastiness, taste is sweet and similar to the nose with some hops lingering at the end.
cbkschubert (2867) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine - Pours a deep amber color with a one finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is esters and a hint of phenols. Flavor is lightly sweetened malt, esters, and some hop spiciness. Medium body. Not quite sure what to make of this beer. It’s OK. Don’t think it would have much of a shelf life. Worth a try.
Bart (2915) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown coloured beer with almost no carbonation and a small off-white head. Light malty and fruity hinted aroma. Medium palate. Finish is rather light, short wattery with a malty hoppy short touch. Rather medium.
dcschiller (1994) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 9, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
(12oz bottle from Total Wine Desert Ridge). Pours clear amber color with tan head. Active carbonation. Aroma has caramel, florals, and cracker. Taste is sweet with light bitterness. There is some metallic notes as well. Medium bodied with slick texture. This is not a good beer. Maybe an infected bottle?
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel pour. Aroma of caramel, toffee, biscuit. Flavor of hops, tea, caramel. Good for the style.
Cletus (6177) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of daknole. Pours copper with a white head. Smells of caramel, tea, earthy. Tastes of citrus, spicy with some earthy notes on the finish.
dionysus (1443) - Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours deep amber with a light khaki head. Aroma shows notes of caramel, nuts, light berry, and buttered toast. Flavor shows the same with underlying floral hops and a touch of passion fruit tea. Overall body is moderate and somewhat sweet with a lightly bitter finish.
decaturstevo (4080) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper pour with creamy tight white head and lace. Sweet caramel malt on the nose. Semi sweet medium caramel malt flavor. Creamy soft carbonation but just a hair thin. A very fine offering.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap-pours an off white head and amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-nutty/peat. Taste is medium malt-nutty/peat, musty, earthy/some spice hops.