bhensonb (10345) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours bright copper with a slight beige head. Light bready aroma with hints of earth. Med body at least. Flavor is bready with some dusty/earthy accents along with a hint of spice. It all works together quite nicely. Would not have identified this tasty thing as an altbier.
stchloe (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours great and smells better, kind of like a red ale actually. Slightly bitter enough to round out the body, mostly citrus and spice and a little pine.
OldMrCrow (1717) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Chuck’s.
Deep caramel pour, nice malty alt with an ample hop close. Very well balanced, as expected from Oakshire.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bier Stein. Amber pour with almost no head or carbonation bubbles. Tastes and smells of caramel and some light floral hops with some biscuit thrown in as well. Well-balanced and a pretty solid brew.
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from Corvallis Brewing Supply (Corvallis, OR). Been meaning to get a hold of this for awhile. Pours a rich copper amber hue, great glow, fairly fiery with a frothy offwhite head atop that dies to a decent layer, laces ok, small. Just a touch of haze, but largely transparent, preaching a healthy glow, a bit darker, that makes it look quite nice. Aromas are a decent kick of floral and earthy hops, some grass and gentle spice mix with caramel and toast, biscuits and a dry yet semi-sweet malt body comes into the fold on the nose. Toasty, dry, bready overall with that hop play working into the fold. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied offering a good dose of bitter Noble hops, earthy and dry, grassy and florals, toasty malts contribute pretty well here overall. Some touches of spice, and dry front end moves into a mellow sweet malt body middle. Touches of caramel, biscuits, and pale malts work into the fold, grainy malts with a touch of girth still remain dry and fairly balanced on the palate. A dry hopping lingers into the finish, working with the toast. The malt body leaving telltale signs of biscuit sweetness, dry grains, and toast lingering into the back. Sweetness stays away, making this a fairly drinkable dry slanted beer, a decent hopping and biscuits and toasty malts work well here. Gentle spice from the hops, faint yeastiness linger, with that dry malt/hop combo working well over the duration. Pretty nice beer here. Can’t beat it at $4.45 per 22 oz.
Ratman197 (9030) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, spicy hops and citrus. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of carmel, fruittiness, light earthiness and light spicy hops with a smooth lingering fruity carmel finish.
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color with ivory sheen. Sweet dark bread, fruity, caramel aromas. medium body. Decent hoppy citrus flavors with caramel, dark fruit, pale malts--easy drinking.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy rusty brown with thin fast dissipating head. Moderate lacing. Hoppy aroma, wmore than you would expect from an alt, with a bit of oat. Citrus in the light to medium body, with caramel notes. Finish is hop, with a nice malt cover.
after4ever (5929) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at uber. Pours a hazy dark amber with a dense and creamy off white head. Loose lacing. Mild sweet caramel nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Caramel and sweet bits of fruit on the mid palate. Mild finish.
bpreo (1426) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
aroma of autumn leaves, organic, dirty, earthy.
orange-brown color, crisp.
light yeasty flavor, light bitterness, distinct metallic aftertaste.