Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at East Village in Raleigh. I was expecting a hoppy Oktoberfest kind of ale, and I guess thats what I got. Seemed like a good idea, but I think this has too much in the way of bittering hops. Cascade hop aroma dominates the nose, but the maltiness and bitterness of the beer just didnt work for me. Not bad, but not great for me either.
ttoadee (927) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour, small white head. Nose is alcohol and grain. Bitter. Middle is lightly kilned grain and woody hops. Bitter, alcohol finish.
slowrunner77 (6925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
what a nice surprise, especially being a sale beer! aroma is very well balanced light citrus and earthy hops and malt. soft on the palate, and tasty, even though the hops come through a touch more in the aroma than the smell. Very very nice seasonal for just over a buck a bottle. recomended. 10/18/09-had on tap for the first time. even softer on the palate...near perfect body for the style, and still very tasty and aromatic."
TXBadger (1888) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Lots of floral hops on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little caramel malt.
Mittenator (1595) - Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber (really old bottle). Amber with a beige head. Old malt and faint hops. It's beer.
Lothore (592) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A- Pours a clear golden yellow hue with a chunky 2 finger head.
S- Light fruits, hints of floral hops.
T- Nice light fruit flavor, slight citrusy tangerine notes, lots of hops all the way through.
M- Medium bodied with a good deal of carbonation.
D- This is definitely a solid NB seasonal thats simplicity is what makes it great.
rumproasts (4008) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. golden with small head. light body and moderate hops in the finish. grassy.
crossovert (9091) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old tick, NB’s attempt going against amber ales and oktoberfests, it doesn’t delvier hops.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best by 11DEC11
A: Pours a golden ale with a single finger head that goes down to a sheet of the same. Excellent clarity. Rings of lace.
S: Citrusy and pleasant. Really great nose here, distinctly orange and lemon. Nice.
T: Sharp hops and sweet malts. Great flavor is just as citrus laden as the nose.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carb. Semi dry finish.
O: Good beer. Easy to drink. Reminds me of fresh Bitter American. Very sessionable.
Serving type: bottle
Lubiere (11011) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A hazed golden ale with a thick frothy white head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with light sulfur notes, so-so. In mouth, a sweetish malt with light fruity esters, faint grassy hops, OK. Bottle Oct. 2011.
drsordr (1485) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a 3 year old bottle, poured light golden. Nose slight sour, syrupy malt, and dank hop. Taste sweet malt and bitter bite, faint spiciness. Mild bitter finish. I realize it was past date, but not too bad.