nellycale (152) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Pours a rich amber hue with a thick off-white head. Aroma of caramel, spice and a touch of citrus. Taste of bitter, caramel, mild spice, and some malts. Almost a tea flavored finish on the palate. Pretty good for this style.
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jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Hills and Dale. Girl behind the bar said it tasted like an IPA..I will never listen to her again.
Dark red/brown with little head. Not overly malty. Great beer from Real Ale.
Tabednar (139) - - JUN 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very well made beer, especially for the price. Wish they had this available all year round. Very well balanced with a wonderful blend of a hops and malt. Try it for yourself!
JakeSparks (124) - Alvin, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
slick golden bitter beer. nice maltiness. had once on tap and happy to see it in bottles
nogov (121) - Texas, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Woody slight toffee aroma. Pours old copper penny colored with beige head. Taste is toasted barley, subtle nuts, with great balance of hops. Finish is lingering caramel. Wonderful beer. Only stylistic complaint is its slightly over-carbed for the style. But good brew nonetheless.
Likerighteous (120) - Pflugerville, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Gingerman. Ruddy brown with a tight head. Makes me thirsty. Alcohol is well hidden and malts are blanketed with bitterness. I was surprised to read that it was dry hopped. I just donít detect the floral notes. A exceptional offering from the good folks in Blanco.
jerseyjohn71 (111) - corsicana, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear- redish color, tan foam head, good lacing rings with every gulp, lightly bitter, thin feel, light body,
Angelmonster (100) - Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to trader Air for this one
Pours a huge 3 finger off white head. Body is a dark copper in color. Head retention and lacing are great
Aroma is of roasted malt, earthy hops, and very faint corn. Alcohol isnt detected. The nose is very restrained and boring
First taste is of slightly piny and floral hops. Copper malts and honey sweetness balance the bitterness throughout. Aftertaste is of bitter lime peel and slight alcohol.
Mouthfeel is good. Ample amount of carbonation, semi light body. Head stayed throughout glass and contributed to the beer
Drink ability is good. Semi sessionable, alcohol was hidden nicely. Wouldnít say that this is a run of the mill ESB but its nothing to write home about. Still nice to see more good beer coming out of Texas in bottles. Just wish more breweries would distribute outside the state.
UnionBeerCzar (77) - Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle to snifter, pours red/brown/burnt sienna with a pillowy beige head. Nose is piney hops and sweet malt, very pungent and noticeable especially for the style. Mouthfeel is medium light with likewise carbonation, hop bitterness and gin up front giving way to the malt bill on the finish. This is a fine and different brew from a region of the U.S. that is making great beer and I didnít even know it, Texas Toast!
DANEgerous (73) - Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2012 Aroma: Ash, Burnt hops, Burnt hey, Wheat an chocolate with hints of coffee
Appearance: Gorgeous dark brown, near black highlight of amber.
Palate: Thick nice carbonation.
Overall: Wonderful. Nutty dark aromatic everything you can ask for a more heavy beer but to be avoided if you want thin on the sweet side