Ughsmash (7128) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured a clear lighter orange with a short fizzy cap of beige head. The aroma found caramel sweetness along with dried fruits.. rather weak.
Flavor was rather bland with semi-sweet caramel and some lighter fruits at the base along with a mild earthy bitterness.. very faint hit of citrus on the tip of the tongue and in fleeting moments on the finish. Decent amount of carbonation and a dry feel to it. Rather blah, but certainly drinkable.
crazydiamond (48) - Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer is nice & clear and well (but not overly) carbonated. Has a nice, malty aroma. Color is more akin to a light brown ale, perhaps a bit too dark for an Amber. Flavor profile similar to a classic American Brown as well except it finishes dryer and cleaner as most lagers do. To me, lagering takes away from what might be a nice beer here, all complexity gone with that standard, smooth finish of a lager. To me, a smooth finish isn’t always desireable. But, I’m sitting in an airport waiting for a plane, so it’ll do....
cheap (4029) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2007
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2008 12 oz brown bottle with a twist off cap. Popping the lid yields a yeasty beer aroma. It is darker than a yellow american beer and there is a froth on top. Pour reveals a dark cream soda appearance. There is no head except a ring around the side of the glass. Taste is medium strong with more malt than hops. An alcohol bite seems apparent. Good smooth carbonation which is almost creamy on the back of the tongue. Seems to be enjoyable and not too offensive, lacking excessive personality. Not quite as good as Dos Equis XX Amber but much better than Great Lakes Eliot Ness, Schell FireBrick, Saranac & Adirondack Amber. Finish is a little alky and there is a taste that lingers shortly which it is medium bitter.
Littleboob (25) - Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2006
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Point made a beer that does’nt look like ginger ale for a change. Tases abit sweet to me. Goes down a bit nice too. Point made a beer i can live with.
bigboob (9) - Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2006 does not count
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Although this beer claims to be "Hand Crafted", it reminds me of stale Budweiser.
DocLock (7832) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep coppery with an attractive 1-finger off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, brown sugar, slight hops, some honey, and some cabernet and almonds. Tastes caramel malty up front, not too sweet, with some nutty and vinous fruit notes and some backup hops. I’d call this one good but not great.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty average beer. Pours a nice deep copper color with faint white head. The aroma was pretty light. Could not detect much except very faint malts. Flavor was a little better. I could taste some malts and mild hops. Actually it is pretty tasty. Seems like an all around good drinker.
MattShizzle (540) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from sampler pack. So-so. Not very flavorfu, but clean tasting. Slightly more flavorful than mass market beers.
tennisjoel (1170) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper colored. Poured from a bottle. Head thins out quickly. Light caramel aroma. Easy drinking beer, somewhat thin, but somewhat expected given the style. Faint hops detected beneath the stronger malt backbone. Okay but nothing that floats my boat.
SSSteve (3760) - - SEP 22, 2006
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2006 orange amber colored with no head. aroma is almost non-existent. flavor is malty and light caramel and hop notes. light hoppy finish. a nice hoppy finish. malts are a little weak.