bu11zeye (11978) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, and herbs. Flavor of sweet caramel, toffee, and mild hops (citrus, grass).
argo0 (11736) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) Clear copper body with small beige head. Aroma is sweet, cherry throat lozenge, cookiedough. Taste is medium sweet, floral, cherry, light sour, finishing same with a bit of earthiness. Medium body, medium acidic.
bhensonb (11682) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells of medium roasty malt, with a hint of lemon. Color of overripe apricot. A bit thin, with grassy notes. And malt. And malt. But not sweet thicky malt. Just malt. Finishes thin, with a bit more sour than bitter. And the malt hangs in to the end. Very drinkable, but not what I’d stock up for a desert island.
jcwattsrugger (11284) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-pours a thin off white head that laces and amber color. Aroma is medium malt, secondary hops. Taste is medium malt-caramel, slightly bitter citrus/pine-hops. Medium body. OK carbonation.
Tmoney99 (11230) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Dilly Deli. Poured a reddish brown color with a moderate fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate tart citrus malty aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Date: May 23, 2009
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: clear amber, wispy off white head
Aroma: dry earthy caramel malt aroma, touch of bread
Flavor: caramel malt flavor has a light sweetness offset by a light tartness
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 6/20
Ratman197 (10328) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Oakland Airport poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, citrus and a hint of earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel and fruittiness with a crisp lightly sweet finish.
hopscotch (9737) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crystal clear, copper-colored ale. Small, creamy, off-white head.
Malty nose with notes of broth, alcohol and butterscotch. A touch floral as well.
Good, malty flavor with blasts of toffee and cinnamon butter. Almost balanced out by the hops, but not quite.
Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation.
Short, astringent, malty finish.
jtclockwork (9075) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice light brown color. Nose and taste of caramels, light breads. Rated 9/30/02
3fourths (8295) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep copper red. Nose of wet cardboard and lawn clippings. Is this what broken rake means? Because it smells like a pile of wet leaves. Medium bodied, some slight skunkiness initially, which then turns mellow, and towards the end develops into a wet, sweet, maple syrup flavor, with cedar and honey on the tip of the tongue.