DavidWoodruff (240) - Windsor, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear Amber with a generous off white head. Aroma is quite mild, just a little bready. Flavor is nutty - raw almond with some light maltiness. No real hop aroma or flavor. Hops are there just to keep the malt in balance. Very reminiscent of a standard British ESB, except a tad more boring. Very drinkable though hardly memorable.
thome50 (579) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - DEC 18, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle via the wifeís family who know Iím "a beer guy". Pours a murky amber/brown with minimal white head. Aroma is an odd cinnamon, spice blend with loads of stale malt and stale beer from the cap. Taste is slightly sweet, toffee, odd slight sour notes at the tip of the tongue. Overall, mech, not good, probably old and been sitting on a warm shelf.
thornecb (3647) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours hazy mahogany into a tulip. Off-white conglomerate head with medium retention recedes leaving scant sheets. Sour pit fruit aromas. Thick with sweet caramel and toffee upfront turning to stale roasted nuts in the lasting earthy finish.
rnlanders (11) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is stale, bitter, without any particularly dominant tone - donít sniff it. Very appealing pale red. Taste is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, and lightly sour - very pleasant going down. Tastes sort of like a weak-flavored Flemish red. Average fizziness with a medium body. Overall, strongly recommended as an everyday beer... but seriously, donít sniff it.
GarrettB (787) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Winter 2011 - My notes on the Neroís Red are curt, so the review will be too. it pours with a massive bubbly, foamy head like a cheap lager, but with more malt. You can detect amber flavors here like malt, but it tastes amiss, like they used bad water. Itís too bubbly too. I think this beer might be better designed as a palate cleanser than a flavor delivery vehicle, and for that reason, something to avoid. Iím also still curious why Trader Joeís decided to pick up a beer from Italy? Price? I still donít think itís worth it.
BVery (4266) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle - swingtop. Reddish amber pour with a small foamy head. Nasty stale nose. Dusty caramel malts, a bit sweet, and not much hop balance to the malty sweetness. Not very good at all.
beerbill (3044) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml ceramic flip top bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a moderate-large tan head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left light lace. The aroma is dusty malt along with a bit of caramel. The flavor is malt with just a bit of toast along with some caramel. Mild-moderate hops bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied. So so.
Drake (6507) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half liter bottle from Trader Joeís Glen Allen, VA. Pours a clear amber color with a large fizzy tan head. Decent head
retention. Aroma of toasted malts and stone fruits. The taste is caramel, toasted malts, stone fruits, candied citrus and a
bitter hop finish. Medium bodied. Interesting.
gripweed57 (327) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml ceramic flip-top bottle. Bright amber orange color. Smal bubbly white head. Soft grainy toasted malt aroma with some citrus hops. Sweet toasted malt flavor with subtle hints of cinnamon and vanilla. Light body and thin mouthfeel. Not much depth or complexity. Brief cloying hop finish.
kseecs16 (1158) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear red amber with a rapidly dissipating head that settles to whispy film. Aroma is sweet, malty with a fruity hint. Flavor is full with a mild bitter finish with a biscuity toastiness. Something unique, floral, maybe citrusy in an otherwise nondescript body.