ben4321 (3471) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from State Line, 1/31/13
Aroma: The nose is fairly sweet and sugary, with leaves, tea, fruity notes, and a little caramel
Appearance: It pours a dark reddish-brown color with a tan head and mid-heavy lace
Flavor: Tastes mid-plus sweet, lots of odd leafy notes, some tea flavor, and a light-mid bitterness
Palate: The body is light-medium, it drinks cleanly, with average carbonation, and a mild dryness
This is some solid stuff, not a favorite for me, but sold stuff. There are a few different things going on, but overall, it works pretty well. For a winter beer with a nice low ABV, I could see this being an easy one to session. Interesting, but still clearly not great.
Berard (176) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours brown with thin white head that lingers. Mild carbonation over slight hop and caramel aroma. Flavors of toast and tart hops.
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BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark brown with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast, cookie, nutty, and light chocolate malt, dates and plums with light earthy and herbal hops. Flavor is malt forward with light hops and medium bitterness, cooked fruits, and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
TheHopster (723) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the Marlin Bar in Tommy Bahama, NYC. An deep copper complexion with white head & minimal lacing. Faint aroma. Surprisingly hoppy in flavor and thin bodied with some pineapple. Obvously, intended to session.
k0mpsa (895) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at drafting table, washington dc. Clear dark brown color, white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, sweet fruits. Light roasty body, spices, sweet notes. But body is too light.
MaBeer1972 (1244) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Single bottle from Julio’s. Pours out a light clear reddish brown color. Little to no head. Grassy-malt-citrus aromas and flavors. Not really a dunkelweizen at all with its American yeast strain and high hopping. Not sure where they were going with this.
two7offsuit (113) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2014 This one is so-so. Copper to brown in color. Fairly light bodied. Grass aroma with similar taste and some hoppyness.
ScipioA (195) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out clear purple(!) with a small white head. Dank hop aromas and some roasted notes wafting up out of the glass. The flavor is more interesting, sweet and roasted malts overlaid on top of bitter/citrus hops. Some wheat tang and some dank weedy flavors as well. OK palate, maybe a little harsh while also being too thin. Lingering dry finish, roasted hints, and wheat tang. The wheat really dominates the aftertaste. This is labeled here as a Dunkelweizen, but you can tell that Peak went off in their own direction. Sure it’s dark and wheaty, but with a very American hop profile rather than the banana bomb you get with more traditional Dunkelweizens. Quite tasty overall, and I appreciate a winter beer that doesn’t taste like a pile of random spices.
fourpack (19) - NORWAY - DEC 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lovely aroma. Fruity and Hoppy. Tastes slightly toasted. Definitely a nice winter ale. A little bit too much of a orange zest aftertaste.
zoelester (23) - Stockbridge, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Not one of my favorites. The flavor doesn’t match the aroma. Very sudsy. Not having another one.
Maverick34 (2015) - New York, USA - SEP 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Clear brown pour. White head. Aroma is faint roast. Caramel toffee and burnt malts. Pretty average.