bu11zeye (11282) - 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).
kp (10887) - 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
argo0 (10425) - 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.
jcwattsrugger (10064) - 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.
bhensonb (9095) - 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.
Tmoney99 (8844) - 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.
hopscotch (8250) - 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.
Ratman197 (7762) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7420) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 15, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber with a fizzy light brown head that goes away completly and leaves no lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel malts and a bit of graham cracker. Taste starts off with some caramel and some banana flavors, light spices but finishes very sweet with notes of cardboard. Fizzy and water like.
CaptainCougar (7107) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a transparent deep copper amber with a thin, wispy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet toasty caramel malt and a touch of citrusy hops. Body starts fairly full and syrupy with some finely dissolved carbonation and a sweet, chewy sticky caramel maltiness throughout. Dries only slightly with some bittering hops before the heavy finish. Seems to be laden with too much malt and not enough crisp hop character, which hurts its drinkability.