bhensonb (8995) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml swingtop. Opens with a pop! Pours copper with a 3 finger foamy beige head. Aroma of mild roast malt and nuts. Med body. Foamy carb. Flavor is nutty, roasted malt, and something a little like noble hop. Itís pretty balanced, and it drinks very pleasantly.
Ughsmash (6669) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured clear, coppery-orange with a creamy, sticky beige head. The aroma picked up a blend of redder fruits and detergenty notes with some caramel and nutty malt support. The flavor found tangy caramel and nutty notes at the core, with dried fruit skins and light clovey yeast around.. finished sweet, yet dry with fruits and light nutty notes. Light-medium bodied and tangy on the palate.. smooth, rolling carbonation felt good.. this was far from a great beer, but it was very drinkable.
Drake (6497) - 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.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper beer with a dark creamn colored head. Toasted malt and light citrus aroma. Malt and light mineral flavor with light citrus. Medium bodied. Mineral and malt lingers.
heemer77 (5011) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Trader Joeís. A nice copper brew with light orange amber at the edges. There was a thin off white head. Malty dough like nose with some strawberries. A little perfume like with the fruit character. Fruity bread with notes of peaches and dough at the start. The finish is dry and yeasty with hints of caramel and cola. The body is sharply carbonated. Overall, a decent brew if you like sweet malt bombs.
marcus (5005) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Trader Joeís Sacramento. Pours reddish copper witih a thick beige head and a sour fruity aroma. There is a thin caramel malt flavor with a slightly sour cherry taste. Itís tastes pretty good although it is a bit watery.
BrewDad (4256) - Olympia, USA - JAN 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reddish amber in color, clear with a thin head. Easy drinking not much flavor amber ale. Hops are almost non existent. Very below average brew
BVery (4251) - 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.
ChainGangGuy (4122) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle - $3.99 at Trader Joeís in Roswell, Georgia. B.B.E. 02/10/13 (drink up - thereís no way thisíll hold up that long).
Appearance: Pours out a clear, copper-toned body with a smallish, wispy, whitish head.
Smell: Lightly toasted biscuit tops with a razor thin edge of dry caramel, some apple and grape juice hints, and an astringent earthy something.
Taste: Light tastes of biscuits, toast, and caramel with just a little sweetness. Then, the flavors drop out further as a sip of water washes in. As with the nose, touches of apple and Juicy Juice grape juice. Low herbal tones, low bitterness. Drying at the end with a final accent of cheap fruity-flavored gum. Minus an extra twang here or there, itís not too far removed from the taste of a Killianís. Really.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Normally, Iíd say my arch nemesis unclemattie (on RB) can drink a damn glass of rocks, but I thank him for his outstanding work in also pointing out itís reminiscent of a Killianís Irish Red, a thought I had clearing the bottle while waiting for a pizza delivery, though I disagree with his "very refreshing" take, as that little extra sly hint of ill-defined ick kinda killed it for me.
nick76 (4077) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is malty and grainy with yeast and a hint of nuts and fruit. The appearance is copper with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall a really nice session beer.