thornecb (5498) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Off-white micro head with little retention recedes to skim surface. Bread and nut aromas. Sweet nutty caramel upfront turning to resin in the dry, lasting slightly hot finish.
jrodooo5 (1486) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very drinkable beer. Has some nice flavor undertones but nothing specifically stands out. I really enjoy the clean crisp finish. A nice solid beer that you could drink more than 1 in a sitting.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
’seasonal ale’ on tap at papago 9/2/10.
pale brown ale/maerzen color.
the aroma and flavor are a combo of brown and maerzen... malt, caramel, slight roast, a little grass and fallen leaves. there’s a little malt stickiness on the palate but crisp carbonation takes care of it. i could (and did) drink a lot of these.
jcos (1784) - Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I am not a huge fan of fall seasonals, and even with that, this beer disappointed.
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good beer with a nice robust smell. I always get it when it comes out for seasonal
freekyp (1925) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a cloudy amber with a thin head, but leaves thick stringy lacing. Aroma shows ample caramel malt that unfortunately does not carry over into the flavor. Shows a balanced flavor profile with light malt sweetness and earthy hops combining to produce an easy drinking amber. Flavors fade quickly leaving little aftertaste. Medium bodied and a bit boring.
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very decent beer, but nothing crazy. Nice malt profile is marginalized by sugary stickiness on the palate. Otherwise, this is a very balanced and easy drinking beer.
drpimento (3126) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2010
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
I don’t know what happened here. Poured with a nice, medium sized, foamy, frothy, cream colored head that lasts and some lace. Color is a clear red amber. Aroma is dirty feet. Flavor is malt, bitter citrus, yeast, and something sharp I cant place. Body is decent and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor with a little alcohol.
unclemike (2895) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle this poured a rich amber color with white head and decent lacing. Nose of malts, citrus hops, with a decent mouthfeel. Flavors of malts and hops, with a mild and slightly bitter finish. I was surprised to learn it was an amber. Pretty good beer
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 17, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear, perfect amber with a 1 finger, creamy white head that has decent retention and leaves a little lacing before it fades. Aroma is citrus, toast, cereal and mineral. Flavor is grain, hay, citrus, pine, spicy hops, grass and a strong odd planty sour note. Palate is fairly light bodied with a slightly slick feel and a heavy, strong carbonation. I wasn’t a huge fan of this beer, just an odd malt-hop combination or something, it really didn’t come together very well.