dwyerpg (4507) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 6, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is pretty smooth. Some nice malty characters and chewiness. Actually very good and quite sessionable to me. I really liked this.
LKT1983 (110) - Benton, Kentucky, USA - MAY 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great ale. Nice rich color, dark copper like; aroma is deep, the oak is very pleasant and the finish is good. Def. a top choice if you can find it when it’s available.
rjplumer (378) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet malt aroma. Clear deep amber color. Apple vanilla caramel taste With a hint of smokiness. Crisp and clean to the finish. Very enjoyable. Has a nice zing to the tongue. Best from S.A. since Octoberfest. This one really blows me away. I’ll be returning to this one for sure.
Palidor19 (2928) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
solid all the way,has a nice rich taste with nutty and caramel malty goodness. the hops are ever so slight with a touch of pine. the beer is smooth with a sharp bite at the end and mighty strong .
Brandon1989 (239) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer does not seem to get very well ratings but in my opinion it is a very good beer! the beer pours a light amber with a small frothy head. the aroma is a sweet vanilla, some caramel and slight oak. The taste is lots of oak, roasty, slight sweetness and very easy to drink.
efecher (70) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Delicious oak ale from the Spring collection. Very evident oak flavors from the aging and hints of floral and vanilla. Wouldn’t mind picking this up in a 6-pack
keanex (1392) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a shaker glass from a 12 ounce bottle notched June.
A: Clear dark amber with a light tan head.
S: Sweet caramel and vanilla mostly, it’s warm an inviting perfect for a chilly night.
T: Sweet caramel and vanilla with slight oak hints towards the end. Really solid beer here I enjoyed greatly.
M: Medium bodied with slightly sharp carbonation.
O: This is a solid beer, I like the balance to it here and honestly the only thing keeping me from giving this a slightly higher end-rating is due to it only being available in variety 12 packs.
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Golden in color. Earthy and malty it tastes and drinks more like a lager than an ale. Very nice brew
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nuplastikk (4295) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Brewfest oak aroma. Medium bodied. Dulled filtered amber color. Thin glass lacing beige head. Really does let the oak shine, the vanilla-caramel smooths out the fruity amber malt. Credit given where credit is due, they really nailed this one, the session oak: future style.
Katamar13 (4) - Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light sweet hoppy aroma, sweet beginning with cherry and caramel finish, lightly carbonated and wet mouth feel. A very drinkable beer but maybe a bit too sweet.