Imbockinsxtx (82) - Big Bend (Benavides, TX), Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2004
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a coppery amber colour with a nice white frothy head. No Aroma to speak. The Flavour though is roasted malt sweet balanced just rite with a hoppy and somewhat bitter finish. Goes down very lite and refreshing but with lots of flavour. This beer is gonna be one of my staples for 6.67 a six pack man you just canít beat it. Salud!
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In the bottle at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen in "Bush" Airport, Houston. This beer sparkles on the tongue with a late hop aftertaste surprise. Spunky little palate with pleasant hop tickle on the side of the mouth and tip of the tongue. A bit lighter in color than I had expected for an amber. This beer is the color of the rising sun over Corpus Christi Beach. Some lace on the top of the glass. Not much head.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2005 This is , like the kristal weizen, is much better on tap at the brauerei. Rich, malty with slight hints of sweetness but the hops keep the overall tone bitter.
TheGreatKen (76) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My buddy smuggled a 12-pack of this stuff from Dallas. I thought he was going to smuggle some Zagenbock (sic), but he did not. Itís not that bad for an amber ale. Itís a little stronger than Bass.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2004 The three ways to get this one are bottle, draft, and cask...the three are utterly different...I love a lot of different cask beers, but this I am not a fan of...the tap is a very smooth almost mild American pale...sweet nose and smooth palate with little hoppy "bite" to it...the bottle on the other hand is one of my favorite bottles around...strong hoppy finish and nose...
heemer77 (5242) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 13, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On cask at Ginger Man in Dallas. What a waste of taking the trouble to put a beer in a cask and on a hand pump. Had a small white head. Had a light gold and amber colored body. The aroma was slight oranges. The taste was thin with apples and some sourness. Below average in every respect.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
wasnít expecting much when I popped the cap. Nice surprise, interesting hop bite, no not a pale ale but a refreshing change of pace.
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Gingerman in Austin. Lovely brew. Man I love to watch a real ale poured. MMMM. Blindingly golden...not really amber. Always wondered about that. The head looks like it was served with nitrogen. thick...creamy...lacy...longlasting. Smells like apples. No really smells like granny smith apples. Sweet on the tounge...too sweet for more than two or three. Lovingly malted. Lightly hopped. Excllent mouthfeel. Its cask baby. Check it out.
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This stuff is great on tap. I love the malt in this beer, and the flavor is strong across the board. I'm a big fan.
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - MAR 19, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2004 cask.
tried this as a bottled beer and then tried it again at the Gingerman in Houston off the cask. Let me tell you--if you haven't ever tried a cask conditioned beer, you need to do it right away. Holy shit, the flavors are as different as a barleywine from a dubbel.
The hops in a cask conditioned ale are so pure and so true to how they smell when you are brewing that you might as well NEVER drink a bottled beer again. The hops are present and forward, but they have no acidic edge--they smell floral and hoppy without the acid, without the bitterness.