VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly minty notes (probably the juniper) and some coffee hints on the nose. Deep brown color with pronounced amber hues, soapy medium tan head. Flavor is dark chocolate with cacao nib pieces, juniper spice is noticeable in the bitterness and subtly in the taste. Medium body, good carbonation, finishes with an herbal snap. Was expecting to be overwhelmed with juniper and was not. It is an excellent interplay of what can normally be a strong spice in the depth of other flavors. Unique yet familiar--nicely executed.
bley7211 (13) - - FEB 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great Beer. Pours very clear and produces a great head. Taste is smooth and subtle at first. But gives an after taste with the juniper berries that makes you want to taste again to figure everything out. I would order another one!
LarryBeast (445) - - JAN 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Brooklyn. Malt-heavy with slight berry taste and very mild citrus hop accents. Somewhat punchless.
Lagerboy (1019) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Clear darker copper, creamy foamy tan head mostly fades. Medium roast caramel malt forward aroma and taste, herbal earthy hoppiness, some berry fruitiness and smoke. Soft carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. Finishes malty and sweet. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
Fatehunter (1058) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a finger and half of head on a deep red-brown colored body.
The aroma is grassy, juniper berries and dry hay.
The taste is balanced with some mild lemon and juniper bitterness coming through.
The texture is dry, crisp with moderate carbonation.
A good ale and the juniper adds a nice dry bitterness effect.
22415brewery (366) - redmond, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I have tried this beer on numerous occasions, whether on draft or from a bottle. Every time it never fails to underwhelm me. Usually some hot girl I know will just gush about this beer and I’ll be like ok, I’m willing to try it AGAIN because she says so. Pours purpley-amber with almost no head, and whatever head that forms, quickly dissipates. Aroma is muddy, candy-sweet with a slight piney aroma, a bit more spruce-like really. Sugary sweet up front in flavor, with a mixed candy-like sweetness. There really isn’t enough bitterness to hold up the sugar, it seems bitter in the "old orange peel pith" kinda way. Similar to frozen concentrated orange juice. I’ve tried to like this beer on many many occasions, yet it still fails to impress me.
Sledutah (4061) - Utah, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle picked up in Spokane
Clear dark mahogany with a medium sized reddish beige head and good lacing. Aroma and flavors of toasted malts, caramel, earthy and herbal
A nice amber ale
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour, yellowed/tan head. Citrus hops, caramel, some alcohol warmth. Nothing spectacular but not offensive.
Westmeister (1436) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared. Certainly an amped up amber with some dark roast, caramel, cofffee, some char/smoke and the junipers poke through slightly. Ok.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Mahogony-brown beer with a dark cream head. Juniper and malt aroma. Juniper and malt flavor with light caramel. Medium bodied. Juniper and light caramel lingers. Would score higher if I liked juniper in my beer.
Mora2000 (5303) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red with an off-white head. The aroma has a lot of juniper and herbal notes, while the flavor is different. I get some chocolate and toffee notes. Very dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.