hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated on 11-27-2009 (Bottle marked Best Before 26 Mar 10) This bottled beer forms a small white head, transparent gold body, slowing rising carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The Aroma is caramel malt, floral hops and some pepper. The Taste is bitter, caramel malt, floral hops, and a hint of pepper. The Palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer is not overly bitter or hoppy tasting. It just had no WOW presence to it that left me wanting to seek this beer out again.
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A fat tire in the winter! Was really hoping for a solid brew, but after tasting, that void wasn’t filled.
COMRADEJOSH (293) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Pitney citrus aroma that goes well with the almost nutty malt with a little fruity aftertaste. Good amount of carbonation and well balanced thoroughly enjoyable.
Drake (8546) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from the Folly Pack, opened 11/23/13. Pours a clear amber color with a thin tan fizzy head. Decent head retention. Aroma of piney hops, pale malts, nutty notes. The taste is toasted malts, piney hops and a mild bit of fruitiness. Medium bodied, good balance, lingering bitterness. Solid beer.
BucannonXC5 (855) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: VONS in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $14.99 for Folly variety 12-pack (w/ VONS card)
Purchased: Dec. 30, 2013
Consumed: Dec. 30, 2013
Misc.: Best before March 16, 2014
Poured a honey pale clear color with five fingers of frothy khaki white head. I had to stop my pour with the head almost pouring over. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Tons of sporadic foamy lacing along the sides of the glass on the way down. Great retention on the way top that stayed all the way down.
Smelled cherries, raspberries, faint Juniper berries, caramel, toffee and nutty malts.
Tasted nutty malts, vegetables, herb hops, Juniper berries and toffee. Lingering taste was bitter onions or radishes.
Light-to-medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.
This beer was all over the place. I originally dug it, but it became too much like a toned-down Rampant Imperial Ale. I settled on a 3.75 overall rating, but it probably should have been a 3.50.
beertholomeus (786) - California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light amber color with a slightly off white color. Biscuit, toffee, grain and malt aroma. Biscuit, toffee, toast, caramel, earthy hop, grain and malt flavors. Slightly dry with a medium body and low carbonation. Malty grain aroma.
UkrainPubCrawler (105) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very tasty winter warmer with a nice citrus and hoppy aroma. Delicious color and flavor. Love the citrus!
arventresca (564) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2013
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, not a fan. Just odd. Part of the holiday pack. Overall unimpressed. Oh well.
hman43 (336) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is of spices, pepper, and citrus hops. It is golden in color with a white thick head. It has a lively taste with plenty of spices and pepper. It has quite a zesty bite on the way down.
dnstone (2139) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden color with white head. A lighter beer with a full malt flavor, some earthy tones and a touch of belgian yeast in the finish. Lightly floral-malty aroma.