MiP (12989) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Mild piney hop aroma. Almost clear dark amber colour. OK stable tan head. The flavour has the same mild piney hopness as the aroma, slightly caramelly. Hint of grain in the finish, but OK.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Small beige head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, peach, grapefruit, some bread, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, pine, grapefruit, light caramel/bread, peach. Light metallic in the finish. Light-medium body.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: May 08, 2010
Appearance: clear gold, wispy white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: floral hop aroma with a touch of citrus
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, plenty of bitterness, touch of caramel, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
bhensonb (10202) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a multipak from the Folsom BevMo. Purs copper with a slight white head. Aroma suggests a touch of sulphur. Near med body. It’s floral over caramel. Maybe a touch of citrus. Pleasant, not really bland, but hardly exciting. It does seem bitter - so a plus for that.
Tmoney99 (9975) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate citrus hop and malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
Leighton (9638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper with a thin, white head. Aroma holds some mellow maltiness and light fruitiness. Flavor starts sweet, bready, then gives way to an earthy, bitter finish. Medium in body and well carbonated. A pretty strong example overall; definitely sessionable.
Ratman197 (8857) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, pine and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, light pine and a hint of citrus with a smooth dry moderatly bitter finish.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour with a sticky white head. The nose is fairly nice with a bright citric hoppiness. Light grapefruit and lemon peel over a bit of soft pine. Light pale malt with just a touch of pale caramel or vienna malt as well. Solid balance with just a kiss of sweetness. As it warms I get a fairly pronounced herbal character on the finish. Pretty nice really.
Drake (7840) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from the winter sampler. Pours a clear amber color with a moderate head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of leafy and slightly herbal hops with a nutty maltiness. Taste is bitter herbal and spicy hops. Medium bodied. Decent and fairly bland.
DocLock (7425) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark straw pour with nose of pale malt, mild hops. Tastes hoppy, with pale malt, but not very complex nor balanced. Decent on a warm autumn day, but average at best.