GranvilleTim (1441) - Granville, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red-brown pour with an off white head. Aroma is biscuit malt. Taste is watery, biscuit, metallic at the end. Glad I bought only one.
AlanRyker (45) - - SEP 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth flavor and palate. Overtly sweet at the beginning, then just a little bitterness. Love the rye taste, but itís not nearly strong enough. Kind of bland all around for a red ale (though Iím still not certain exactly what I should be looking for in the flavor of a red ale).
heymossm (2) - - SEP 20, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It was definitely an interesting tasting beer, probably one of the better tasting new castle beers I have tried. I really liked the "blood red" color of the beer and the taste but I felt like it could have been a little more full flavored if that makes sense.
Fatehunter (1089) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a wide flute glass. Dark red color with a solid finger of head.
Rich smell of wet grain and ripe dark fruit.
Watery taste overall; bitterness tries to come out but fails. Meh.
Crisp texture, medium body with moderate carbonation.
It wants to be bold and flavorful, but it just doesnít happen. But it doesnít taste bad, just not great.
weihenweizen (1507) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Refrigerated clear amber with reddish hue and medium off-white head. Little lacing, medium body, little carbonation, and light herbal hop aroma. Taste is caramel malt and herbal hop finish. Not bad.
AlexM84 (2) - - SEP 17, 2012 does not count
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
I would rate this much higher if it was strictly a draft rating. It is malty and has a great look, but lacking in pleasurable aroma. My first try was a bottle we acquired from the distributor, I did not care for it. We still picked up a keg for the bar and it is selling. I even have one from time to time, but the earthy aftertaste seems to conflict with the aroma... even on draft. I like it, but I donít...
mcox90 (1465) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at a local watering hole. Served in a pint glass. Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin off white cap that disappeared immediately. Sweet malty aroma with the flavor being the same. All malt. Thinnish palate. Not bad, but not differant than a dozen other fall beers.
dfinney23 (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep amber with only the faintest hint of "blood red". Unusual malty aroma and taste but I never could put my finger on the components -- like a recipe where the ingredients donít sound like they should go together but the result is good.
Thisis12ptfont (781) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Marvelous aromas of maple, brown sugar cinnamon. Deep crimson/brown color with small foam. Very interesting malty flavors including maple, oats, brown sugar, bicuit and caramel. Fantastic, complexity and perfect carbonation. Overall, a genius success with unique complex malts. Iíd give this an A rating
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: † Deep amber, clear, moderate frothy sandy head, nice lacing. † Faint cardboard on the nose, dusty biscuitiness. † Soft biscuit on the tongue. † Falls off quickly, leaves a little nuttiness behind. † Body and mouthfeel are moderate. † Soft nuttiness lingers. † Not bad, but light and fairly boring. † There is no zip to this one.