atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a redish orange with small off white head. Aroma is malty, but not distinctive from most ambers. Carmel and slightly toasted malts. Has a sour malt character right up front on the palate and then a medium bodied carmel malt, followed by a bit of a hop kick, with a cascade feel.
jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Could stand to be bigger. But overall pretty solid. Nice balance, light malty aroma and somewhat complex malt character, with just enough hop to balance the sweetness. Would be quite good with a little more of everything.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rusty amber in color with a sweet caramel nose. The body is nicely balanced, drinkable and just plain good. A great session beer, that showcases the beauty of caramalt.
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A reasonably decent light ale. No head whatsoever, only light lacing from the first pour. Decent amount of hops which comes off slightly more powerful than any malt, although the flavor is not strong overall. Slightly clloudy, homogenous amber color, faint but pleasant aromal. My only grievance with this ale is that although it is obviously a quality ale, it is very middle of the road. It almost seems like an average of all other ales.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy of Mr. Capriotti. Clear amber color. Appetizing sweet donut aroma with caramel and chocolate notes. Toasted pale malt flavor (toffee, caramel) with faint bitter hops. The malts have some unique character but it’s not really interesting.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear reddish orange body, thin off-white head. Dry, dusty and slightly caramelly / wheaties cascade hops. Its there but very light and basic. Taste adds the dry wheaties with some more PNW hops on top and an annoying dirty caramel sweetness. Malt and hops.... its all there, but just meh. If I were a homebrewer I could probably make as my first batch w/o trying.
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Crystal clear amber body, almost no head. Aroma is mild sweet, cereal, earthy. Taste is bland earthy caramel -- could almost drink it without tasting it. Light-medium body.
reallybootleg (1) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2004 does not count
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer was recommended to me by a friend who was confused whether he liked it or not. After drinking it, I can see why. The first quarter of the beer is actually tasty enough, with a simple but well intentioned flavor. Suddenly though, the beer becomes much less desirable to the point where I didn’t want to finish the bottle. Instead I swallowed down the last bit... and that was painful.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured amber with thin tan head...smelled malty and sour...was thin in the mouth and then a bitter spicy thing happened...it was definately hard to finish...
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2004
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark red and malty smelling. Little to no head. This beer tastes like a homebrew. It has an clovelike off-flavor that makes it hard to drink.