sallad (115) - USA - APR 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep bronze, dark but clear with ruby highlights. Pillowy beige head leaves excellent lace. Dark roasted grains in the nose, a little nutty with caramel and just a touch of coffee, mild floral hop undertones. Nuttiness follows through in the flavor, decent malt character and balance, finish leaves a perfumed tang.
SuperWhite92 (22) - , Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2009 Gushed. Ouch. Pours a wonderful deep reddish brown with an obviously overcarbonated off-white head. Smells somewhere between an amber/red and a saison. Plenty of spice, but with an obvious caramel malt background. Tastes similar to the aroma, with some spice, a fairly weak malt backbone. Palate is somewhat watery, but acceptable. Aftertaste is unpleasantly yeasty. Glad I got to try it, but I can’t say I’m impressed.
ReggieDunlap (2773) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours a murky brownish color...not many ruby hues that i see. huge foamy head! outstanding retention. malty aroma with stringency...soapy alcohol...slightly metallic. light rye up front but the finish is muddled between hoppiness and a yeastiness reminiscent of a wheat beer or even a weizenbock.
ScoWRee (354) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep dark brown with a half inch thick tan foamy head. It looks a little like a cola.ARoma of malt, hops , a little fruity.Taste is hoppy. Rye is very intresting. The flavor is a little watery.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at the brewery. Dark copper with a small head. Aroma is a bit spicy with cinnamon, caramel and pepper. Flavor is plasticy, similar to the Kenzinger. The beers are amazinly unremarkable.
smjohnst (203) - , Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kind of a dry bland taste to it. Night really the typical red ale kind of flavor.
mansquito (2878) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight off-white head. Reddish brown carbonated looking body. Nice flowery aroma with caramel notes. Hoppy taste with a lot of fruity sweet notes. Malts are there as well. Some spices. Tastes very unique and unlike other beers I have had. Looks underrated for a novel beer like this. Very drinkable.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Zathrus for this brew. Pours very dark red with a tall off white head. Floral fruity nose, soft caramel and rye with a light hoppy finish. Spicing is soft, but adds to the floral quality, mouthfeel is smooth with a soft mineral finish. Malty upfront with a balanced hop finish. Cherry and sweet berry flavors. This is a fricken awesome brew, excellent balance with an amazing flavor. I really cant see the low score, great flavor for a delicious sessionable brew.
zathrus13 (1661) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red/brown, with a tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, and some hops. Taste is much the same. A decent beer.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from oak tree. Pours a mahogany body with a thin white head. Sweet and malty with earthy tones and rye. Sweet simple minerals and malt. Grainy, very drinkable as i demolish this glass. Lightly spiced with ginger. Solid brew.