Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very nice copper color, strong aroma of light fruit, smoke, and a little alcohol. Initial flavor has a slight bite to it, this then fades to a mellow smokiness. Tart fruit flavors throughout: Peach, apple, and lemon. Some floral in the end. Mouthfel is suprisingly thin, flavors mash together unexpectedly.
beerguzzler (31) - Louisiana, USA - MAY 14, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2005 pours brown in color with a sweet carmel aroma to it...the taste is the same ..a very sweet carmel-peach ..a nice balance of hops and malt in this one.......very good beer
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a brownish-red hazy color. Smells of sweet toffee and caramel malt, and wet hair. Tastes of sweet bread, toffee, and caramel malt. Very little hop balance. Decent beer.
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. nice red coler thin head quickly diminishes and leaves little lacing. taste is hops and malt leaves a light cranberry after taste. thin mouthfeel lightly bitter.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich copper witha thin ivory head. Smells of pale malt and lightly fruity yeast. Light hoppy aromas.
Taste is quite fruity and malty. Yeasty and sweet pale malt. Lots of floral hops up front with an understated but strident hoppy bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied with a nice bitter aftertaste. Pretty good but I thought I would like this more.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with a decent head and carbonation. Head settles back to about 1/4 of an inch and remains and laces decently. Aroma is caramel and bread and a touch of hops. First sip and you can tell that this beer has body for a bock. Some definite caramel malts coming through quite sweet yet balanced well with hops that give it just a touch of fruit taste on the back of each sip. A very simple brew yet a smooth drinker for a session. On the palate this is pretty creamy and less carbonated than I originally thought by the bubbles. As usual Rogue knows what beer drinkers want. I like this one and will reach for it again soon!
osmg95 (44) - Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice mild yeast aroma....malts add to an enjoyable sweetness. Possibly a bit too sweet for me. Light on the palate....reminds me of apricots. It’s a decent beer.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coppery color, thin head. Sweetly malty, but with an impressive hop backbone to balance. Quite simple, I guess, but a tasty session beer.
Louipa (121) - USA - MAY 7, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Usuall ale aroma thats not very strong. Slightly lighter color than most ales, and slightly less rich in flavor than most. A good ale, but I usually prefer one with a richer flavor. It felt like something was missing.
auerbrau (3199) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap: Nice slightly hazy nut brown blondish pout, with a thin line of off-white head. Aroma is a light buttery and nutty wisp, mostly backed with sweet malt. Flavors seem weak to me, without much depth, yet well rounded. The nutty flavors are well balanced with a good dose of Saaz hops. Some citrus slides in. Palate is very smooth, refreshing and crisp, leaving a light oily coating that keeps going.