Doghair (263) - Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice reddish brown color. Slightly cloudy. The aroma is light malt and hops. Not citrus, more grassy. Taste is a well balanced malt and hop bitterness. With a nice finish. Good easy drinking red ale.
More beer please...
Lore (1213) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
beautiful appearance of dark amber colour with reddish notes; huge creamy yellowish-beigeish head, which lasts for several minutes; aroma of citrusy-piney-tropical fruity hops, tangerine, caramel and some biscuit; taste is dominated by resiny hops with citrusy-tropical fruity notes, some raisin and caramel; perfect Christmas beer
UXO (410) - CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear medium to deep amber with one finger of medium tan head diminishing gradually to a thick cap, spotty lacing. (3/5) Nose is caramel malt, muddled spices and leafy hops. (4/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (5/10) Medium body, moderate to low carbonation, moderate bitter finish. (3/5)
Another meh-tactic offering from Rogue. Surprising residual bitterness on the tongue, given the almost non-existent hop presence on the nose, but that’s pretty much the best you can say about it. (10/20)
smaynard6000 (657) - Apopka, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours amber with a medium-sized beige head. Aroma is malty and sweet with some caramel. Mostly sweet with some piney bitterness in the finish. Pretty good.
Dacrza (542) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE TASTED: November 25, 2014... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint... OCCASION: post LVR holiday party... APPEARANCE: thick, chunky, substantial (with staying power) off-white, two-finger head; a dark copper body that suggests a malty goodness; intricate lacing--a picture-perfect pint ... AROMA: savory caramel malts that wed with a slight spruce and citrus hop to produce a beautifully balanced, inviting aroma ... PALATE: medium-bodied, soft, more intense on the tongue than the teeth--sessionable and sippable...TASTE: a warm oven of caramelized bread; secondary flavors of butter, lemon zest and a mad mix of (to me) undiscernable hops... OVERALL: this beer moves from intriguing to pedestrian, with a mixture of attractive flowery hops initiating a more mellow, subdued experience--the lightness makes this a sessionable destination, but as a stand-alone, not quite Sierra’ pale ale...
hansvf (181) - - DEC 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruikt lekker vol,kruidig. Mooi glas, maar die van mark al dood. Wel goede bruine kleur. Heel kruidige smaak, beetje te misschien zelfs
Abijen (1527) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a caramel brown beer with a good tan head. Smells fruity, dried fruit and malts. Tastes the same. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.
Bosbouw (1381) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mooie oranje caramel kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt honing, hop. Smaakt bitterzoet, honing, hop, fruitig. Bitterzoete afdronk.
hank37 (107) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Piney notes and a healthy malty sweet hit on the tongue. A lingering bitterness that adds to the supposed Christmas warmth thang. Not bad.
jb (2298) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 Nose seems like homebrew wort, don’t detect the spices. Bright tint to the brown orange, funky, thick head, retention, leaving a nice lace. Mouthfeel is creamy and simple - I like it it, nice balance, though not much going on.
After a few more bottles decided not for me.
Andrus86 (59) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOTTLE. Poured a muddy orange/brown with thin beige head. Caramel, Orange & spices on the nose. Citrus zest and spices up front with a caramel malt back end with lingering bitterness. Palate was thick up front but seemed to disappear very quickly?
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