probstblueribbon (3058) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 fl oz bottle from Bear World (Watertown NY), served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear deep copper with a nice tan foam.
Aroma: Quite grassy, green, resinous, leafy, a touch soapy, some sweet malts beneath that are kinda fruity and playful, a little caramel, there are some dunkelweizen notes, but they clash with the assertive hops.
Palate: Medium+ body and effervescence.
Flav.: The hops are still front and centre, but become more tropical fruity, a bit of citrus, some Sauv. Blanc, then resin and green notes, the malts are even more hidden beneath the hops, mere hints of brown sugar, odd for the style; dry with fair bitterness and a leafy, fresh hops finish.
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
So my uncle got a keg directly from the brewery, and I think this means mine is much fresher than most....must be cause it was hoppy and delicious. I donít think that itís a dunkel...if it is itís the hoppiest dunkel ever. To me tastes like a browner, slightly maltier pale ale thatís dry hopped to high heaven. Slightly malty and light body, then a smash of hops on the backend thatís tasty and super refreshing. I drank about 10 of these after skiing and was very happy.
zach8270 (3583) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(draft @ Tap and Mallet - Rochester, NY) Clear copper pour with a thin tan head. Very mild aroma. Mainly caramel malts with a very light hop hint. Flavor is extremely weak and watery. Some caramel sweetness and thatís about it.
crazyvin (1991) - New York, USA - DEC 7, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a clear medium brown hue with hardly any head. Aroma was mild and basically of toasted malts and some mild vanilla. Flavor had some nice sweet malt notes and some hops, there was a grapefruit flavor in the background, but the beer was all around one dimensional. Palate was light. Carbonation was slightly elevated.
fluffy (1782) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
not really seeing as how this is either a wheat or a winter ale, as its mostly a lot of up front hops and some caramel tones. really more of an amber.
BrewBoxer (2131) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown , carmel color, smells and tastes similar. Pretty bland though. Nice lasting head on the side of the glass though. Eh
jjuf1853 (1245) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Surprisingly hoppy aroma and flavor for a winter ale. Good overall flavor. Slightly sweet at first with a good hop bitterness in the finish.
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours a foamy light tan head with copper color. Aroma is fresh mint leaves. Taste is tea-herbal-mint hop, secondary medium malt-caramel/roasty.
jredmond (5624) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2011
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at rattle with Andrew. Pours a deep hazy with no head some minor lacing. Aroma is straight vanilla and sweet malts. Mouthfeel is thin watery and has lots of offensive notes.
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at rattle. Vanilla and caramel, a bit plain. Has a malty presence.. Sweet and lactic.. Vanilla yogurt. Some slight citrus.