heemer77 (5152) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a trade with Kevin. The body is dark amber with a slightly off white and persistent head. The aroma is nutty with bread and apples. The taste has bread crust with a little bit of grapefruit. The finish is nutty with a little bit of spice.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2005
1.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2009 The aroma is a nice floral hops scent, and the beer pours a perfect ruby red. But the taste... ugh! Is this beer, or hopped water? The palate is nice and smooth, but water usually is. Add some flavor and get back to me. Until then... I’ll avoid. Update: I’m drinking molten copper wire. Avoid.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 13, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Kevin for the bottle. Pours a orange amber. Medium sized white head very fizzy, dissapates quickly. Some ambery malt aromatics with a slightly floral hop note. Mild nose, divulges some toasty flavors, hop presence mainly in a lingering residual bitterness. Mouthfeel is watery.
OutHouseDilemma (70) - Crowley, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The smell was nice and mellow with a lil fruit/hops.
I was expecting a lil more of a red color.
I thought it was a lil more hoppy compared to other reds... Nice caramel sweet start with a dry hop finish.
I like this.
BBB63 (6358) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Kevin: Coppery more than red hue with a initial frothy off-white head and good lace. The aroma as notes of nutty and bready malts, floral hops, a touch of apple, and some vanilla. The taste starts with a mildly fruity and bitter character, neither overpowering and balanced with some malty background. The finish has some spicy notes as well as a sublime dash of smoke. The feel is quite disappointing, seems flat despite some lively hits on the side of the tongue. With some more vanilla and carmel notes and a deeper palate to back it up, this beer could go places. Much better than the golden lager.
Tejas (908) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2005
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well, this one looks better than the blonde but still has zero aroma. Has more flavor too. Some roasty malt flavor but that’s about it. Why do brewers brew average beer like Rahr has done? One and done. Thus far Rahr doesn’t go into the regular rotation.
Nuffield (3743) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red tint, of course, with a decent off-white, dense foam of a head. Moderate aroma, but there is obvious enough hops to give up some floral scents and a dash of sweetness. The flavor has a lot more to it, with caramel as a dominant element and plenty of hops, fruits, and some paper mulch for extra measure. A lingering metallic edge takes the glow off, and the palate is surprisingly flat in its rich body, making a sweet, sticky body that hangs too heavy for me. Still, a decent brew for a Dallas-Fort Worth creation. (on tap, Flying Saucer, Addison, TX)
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at brewery. Mild nose-not much there. Nice deep mahogany body with no head. Low-mid hop flavor, slightly bitter, caramel, apples, and dry spice flavors. Very dry. Would be an ok session beer.
3fourths (8453) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gingerman, Dallas. Little head, dark orange and red appearance. Very light carbonation leaves it flat with a tobacco and orange flavor. Sticky and wet caramel malts... very sweet and refreshing but not enough to overcome its flaws.
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper-red. Mouthfeel is smooth and somewhat weighty. Malts have notes of cooked caramel, toasted bread, crackers, and unsalted nuts. Hops have notes of grass, light herbs, and a little earth. Mild sweetness, a hint of sourness, and a moderate bitterness. Decently balanced. A little gummy in the finish. Overall, not too shabby!