Frank (2817) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a strange beer. I think something may be awry but it is kind of good regardless. It pours a hazed orange color w/ a big, long-lasting white head of foam. It smells strongly of apples and is a bit earthy and grassy as well. I am fairly sure this bottle is either infected w/ some very fruity yeast or these guys really, really need to put some money into temperature control for their fermenters. (There is a ring around the neck of the bottle which points strongly to infection.) This is pretty much in Belgian territory as far as fruity yeast character once you taste it--though it veers more towards apple and cherry as opposed to banana and spice. It is a bit sweet, medium bodied and very definitely overcarbonated. It finishes w/ lingering fruit on the tongue. Really, I have no idea what this is supposed to taste like. It tastes like an apple bomb but there is something about this that strikes me as entirely unintentional. Still, it does not taste foul at all so I have to give it some credit.
wmubronco1992 (611) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours copper color with a white fluffy head. Mild caramel aroma. Flavor is mild caramel with a bit of biter. Some bitter in the mouth feel. Ok beer, but I donít feel anything special. Pretty average. Similar to the other Round Barn beers Iíve tried.
mvp (138) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
bland taste. uncontrolable huge head. carbonated out of the bottle and on to the table. lost some of the beer
HonkeyBra (3321) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a reddish amber color with a medium off white head. Aroma of caramel malts and medium herbal hops, touches of iced tea and toffee. Flavor of toasted malts, caramel, toffee, subtle hop bitterness. Bits of herbal notes. Medium bodied. Fairly solid though unspectacular.
574deadzone (1023) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy rust color with about a finger worth of rocky beige head that settles to a ring and leaves some soapy lace behind. Nose involves mostly caramel, some cellar notes, herbal tea hops, and date bread. Some sweetness but more bitterness and a light tartness. Medium-light body, oily, actively carbed, with a bitter herbal tea finish. A decent brew, but not incredibly interesting.
Holtguy (114) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Minimal aroma, light carbonation, bland flavor that at best can be described as "dry". Bitterness is muted. This is one i wonít buy again.
polarisbeerguy (19) - Lake Orion, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clean finishing brew not your typical ESB but like most round barn products a nice take on the style with mild bitterness
Onslow (1149) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear amber/brown brew with two fingers of fairly dense head. A small measure of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Light aroma of caramel malt and a little toast. Taste is caramel at the start with a little nuttiness emerging towards the finish and finally a slight bit of hops to slake the sweet malts at the very end. Overall light in body and easy to drink. Well crafted with no negatives.
Pailhead (4742) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of light caramel and some faint toasty herbal notes. It pours a mostly transparent amber with a touch of haze. It has a two finger off-white head that quickly settles in to a soapy film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is some sporadic webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of caramel with just a hint of fruit. The finish has some light toasty herbal notes and a touch of nuttiness.
shrubber85 (7516) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Very light caramel malt aroma. Amber with small head. Light caramel malt and bitter herbal hops flavor. Moderate carbonation. Pleasant enough flavor - just very light.