Ernest (6729) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is light amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly to moderately hoppy (stale flowers/apricot), with light notes of diacetyl and honey.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic.
Hard to imagine Bruce (or anyone else) being impressed by this phoned-in brew. Very generic and just barely even average.
thornecb (4826) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep amber into an English pint. White soapy head with medium retention recedes to mottle surface. Sourdough and caramel aromas. Dry with butterscotch and toffee upfront turning to mild bitter earth in the lasting finish.
Cristobal37 (370) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent dry ale. The color is an attractive ruby and the head only lasts a moment. Hoppy ale with a nice fresh taste and an abrupt dry finish which unfortunately doesn’t last very long.
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Was very excited to try this one. It was just average. Biscuit and yeasty with some nice bitterness that is tamed by caramel malt sweetness
JStax (3778) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
500 ml bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a hazy copper with a thin white head of foam. Aroma is grainy and grassy. It actually makes me think of a pale lager that’s a little more heavily hopped. This one isn’t doing much for me.
kayres (654) - , Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange copper. Medium white head. Light biscuity aroma. Perfectly balanced bitter. Bit of caramel, bit sweet but a dry finish
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Geokkjer (6582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some citrus and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, some butterscotch and fruitiness. Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (15382) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. A clear, dark golden beer topped by a dense, beige head. Caramel, roasted notes, cheesy hops and some grass in the aroma. Butterscotch too, both in aroma and flavor. Boring. Some bitterness. Medium body, pleasant carbonation level. Some bitterness in the mostly malty finish. Unfortunately, the only thing interesting with this beer is the connection to Iron Maiden. 130928
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, floral and fruity. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
olsvammel (4140) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Toasty and malty smell. Similar taste with some toffee and a hint of honey. Drinkable and one of the better musicbeers, but still not great.