manuchampions (1219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Haven’t rated in forever but I’m working my way through the 2013 beer advent calendar and so far I’m seriously underwhelmed. Not one of the first 5 beers has rated more than a 50 on RB. This beer pours a slightly murky orange amber with thin lace of cream head. Aroma is faintly hoppy but overwhelmed by a bizarre Irish stew note. Worrying. Taste is slightly citrusy but with a weird vegetal character akin to root vegetables (dare I say yams?). Finish is slightly sweet with bitterness consumed by odd funkiness. Generally a mess. So far this advent calendar is the proverbial lump of coal wrapped in a ribbon. Things better improve or you guys are the grinches who stole beer Christmas.
presario (4417) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Advent Day 5. Hazy golden amber. Lasting head. Aroma has some citrus. Flavour is citrus, malt and a strong taste like they almost lost the batch.
RumRunner101 (545) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Amber pour with white head. Aroma is caramel, sweet, toasted malts. Flavour has more sweet and biscuity malts with more sweetness than I prefer. Slight corn taste through the finish.
Christpuncher (487) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Super malty amber ale. Not very hoppy and nicely bitter. Smells malty and pour a dark red.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Patrickctenchi (2478) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours slightly hazy, dark amber with a short, rough, beige head.
Taste is malty....caramel...with a slightly vegetal bitter...
Not that good..
TimInBC (8) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2013 does not count
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
A bit of hops, a bit of malt, a bot of carbonation ... and somehow an aftertaste that is distinctly fishy. Bad bottle? I’ll never know, because I won’t try this again.
CapFlu (4236) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Frothy white head atop a clear orange brown body. Nose of corn and caramel as is the flavour. Slight cantaloupe. Not good.
thechandler (573) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a medium amber color. Aroma is slightly sweet and malty. Flavors full, slightly sweet, breaddy. Not bad.
ClassyBeagle (291) - USA - OCT 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
FROM NOTES: July 6, ’12
A: Muted nose with mild caramel and bread notes, and perhaps some faint floral notes as well.
A: Pours a copper color with a finger-width white head and decent lacing.
T: Follows the nose with mild caramel and bread flavors and a faint nutty flavor shows up as well.
P: Medium bodied with decent carbonation, and somewhat dry.
O: Well balanced with lots of carbonation but seemed to lack in nose and taste somewhat.
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. amber with small head. bready with substantial caramel malt. not much in the way of hops. mild amber, but quite boring.