ben4321 (5359) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 4/20/12
Aroma: This one has a sweet malty aroma, some light citrus, and a little bit of earth
Appearance: It pours a mostly clear reddish-orange color with a small head and light lace
Flavor: The flavor of this one is medium sweet and fairly malty, with an earthy hop presence
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a slightly sticky feel, and too much carbonation
I wasn’t impressed by this one. The nose and the flavor are fine, I guess, but nothing special. It is drinkable, but again, not particularly exciting.
redpooba (402) - Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
There is nothing distinctive or aspiring about this ale unlike the animal it’s named after.
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
slight smoky aroma, sweet with a citrus hoppy finish not real strong though from a winter sampler 12 pack that is near its end
weihenweizen (2846) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Pours clear amber with finger head that dissapates. Fairly good small lacing, medium body, lightly carbonated, and grassy hop aroma. Taste is caramel malt and grassy hops. No need to repeat.
Braudog (6181) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Bronze color, quite still, with a thin cauldron of foam on top. The aroma is pretty unremarkable ... the beer evokes the essence of ... well, beer. This drinks with a mellow caramel nuttiness and has a bit of a musty, woody finish. Not bad, but I think I would’ve just named it Moose Ale. (#4469, 2/6/2012)
Dacrza (777) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Occasion: unwinding from aLong Island QB tourney...
Glassware: K’s Tavern pint...
Appearance: monstrous white head that pillows a third of the glass; a semi-opaque tan body that presents suitably...
Palate: mellow, almost medium-bodied mouthfeel that belies its hop wallop; warms the mouth with a late burst...
Taste: crisp, fresh pine that pricks at the teeth and a malty finish that holds the beer in place--nice!
Overall: this beer works by combining a sensible balance and some stronger elements distinct to the genre...enjoyable...
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 27, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
THOUGHTS: Not very good. Definitely not very wintery either. Decent balance, but somehow just off. It almost seed slightly skunked. Not a strong hop aroma at all and an almost too intense hop flavor. Whoever wrote the label deScription might be dyslexic. It did get a little better when it warmed, but it had to get quite warm.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a flat, clear amber or copper with a large, off-white head that kept a decent sheet and left fair lacing. The aroma had moderate caramel; slight tea; a hint of chocolate; moderate grassy, earthy, spruce and resin hops; slight citrus hops and even lighter pine hops; toffee and cardboard. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and bitter with an average to short duration. There was caramel, sugar water, pine, spruce resin, and metallic hops, citrus rind, watery lemon aid and tea.
Brewbie (471) - New York, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. clear golden color, full white head. nice hop aroma. hops, with a bit of malt sweetness. nice basic pale.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured a light brown color with a small amount of head. Light bitter malty flavor with a lasting aftertaste.
jgb9348 (5440) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2012
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Crisp copper coloured body with a thick dense tan head. Aroma of mild low alpha acid hops, some light old malt and a touch of sugars and medicine - not too nice. Light-bodied; Sharp medicinal flavour with a little hops and a very small amount of hops with very little else - pretty bland. Aftertaste is mild as well with almost nothing going on - not too good. Overall, a pretty awful beer with no good flavours and no complexity. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Oliver’s Beverage in Albany, New York on 18-November-2011 for US$1.19 sampled at home in Washington on 24-January-2012 the day before leaving to go up to the Adirondack Mountains.