Braudog (5391) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2010
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle ... Crystal clear golden pour. No activity whatsoever. Really sweet corny aroma. Similarly corn-starchy character in the drink. Smooth, but relatively unimpressive. If "Eastern European" is a beer flavor, this is it. (#3793, 1/10/2010)
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
How did I almost miss this Yuletime gem from my favorite Lithuanian brewer? This is one of those INO (in name only) doppelbocks. It pours a rich golden body with a foamy white head that soon devolves into some film and a slender ring around the glass. The aroma is buttered wet hay, some runny caramel, and a whiff of nail polish remover. The flavor is much the same but with a shake of canned corn... a tad too sweet on the caramel, but that is cut by the alcohol burn in the back of the throat. Another interesting experience courtesy of Rinkuškiai, and a bargain at $1.99 for half a liter, but certainly no Žaibo.
Suttree (4745) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear orange, no head. Sweet boozy aroma. Sweet boozy flavor. It gets a little drier as it warms, and note of honey as well. OK, I suppose.
BrewDad (4509) - Olympia, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml Bottle - 99 Bottles – Federal Way, WA
Nice easy drinking Dopple. Golden in color, clear with a nice head. Good flavors malt forward with light hops backing. For a late season beer it held up well.
dwyerpg (4267) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 17, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Some definite alcohol aroma. These beers are starting to look and smell the same. This is an okay beer, definitely not a doppelbock. More like another strong pale lager with a slighter darker color. The label is the best thing about this beer.
nuplastikk (3842) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2013
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Wow. Dreadful beer. Sugary and brutal. but does have some Bock undertones. Artificially sweet orange sugar, faint yeasty butter. Horrid stuff.
cheap (3663) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2011
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Another nasty beer from Rinky. I swear that they only make two kinds of beers; a high alky and a 5% and only change the labels. I’ve had many of these rinky’s and they all taste the same; just plain RUDE. One of my beer brewing buddies has confirmed they only make two beers and several labels. All the labels are interesting to look at fer sure. Now, on to this beer wannah be. Slightly cloudy pale yellow. Smell is just plain old rude high gravity lager that has been aged in a can tho this came from a bottle. Taste almost encourages the gag reflex, how nasty. Sickening sweet cloying yuck of a beer. All that near gag reflex thing happening makes me forget all about any possible carbonation. Later. This is an insult to infer this is a holiday beer. What a mess, typical cheap baltic beer.
Butters (3594) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared with ScottyP and curly. Clear golden pour with ring of white head. Sweet honey nose and flavor. Some hop crispness. One of the better ESL’s I’ve come across. Absolultey love the label art.
SSSteve (3560) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle. clear orange with no bubbles and no head. sour, metallic nose. flavor is sweet with purple grapes and gum. a fine, sharp bubbles carbonation with a syrupy body.
wlajwl (3347) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is caramel/toffee and a strong hint of sweetness. The flavor is toffee, big sweentess and a mildly alcoholic finish. One-dimensional but decent enough.