Lightrider (222) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle into a goblet pour. is a ruby red brown with a light head. Aroma is malt with a high co2 level. Taste is a very bitter malt. Finish lasts a long time, its co2 malt.
GJF (1154) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not so much for me. A kind of cardboardy malty aroma. Overly carbonated, malty beer. Unpleasant aftertaste.
Leafs93 (1505) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours reddish brown with a white head. Aroma is caramel and not much else. Taste is sweet with a trace bitterness. Medium bodied. Not Saranacs best, seemed almost watered down.
TheHOFF43 (1429) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours copper with minimal head. Caramel, roasted malts on the nose, lots of caramel malts is the taste. Pretty simple, not offensive but nothing stands out.
Beergeek23322 (1685) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
10/4/2013. From bottle. Copper color with a short white head. Sweet aromas of caramel, roasted malt. Caramel and barley flavors, somewhat watery and thin.
MattShizzle (523) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - via Ale in the Mail. Deep copper-red color. Mostly clean aroma. Pretty good - mostly malty with some crystal malt flavor and some hops.
revolution2718 (81) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty start with some peppery hops at the end. Not very impressed, I've had much better reds
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Ret12 (447) - Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little bit malty with a slight caramel flavor. Almost zero hop presence and a medium mouth
Maverick34 (1909) - New York, USA - SEP 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled from fall sampler. Some light malt and light hops but pretty forgettable otherwise.
OKplus (673) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz served into a Dogfish Head pint glass.
A - Pours a clear chestnut brown with an off-white head. Bubbles form a collar with little to no lacing left on the glass.
S - Sweet crystal malt, some raisins, yeasty, toasted caramel, dried grass.
T - Slightly roasted grain, sweet and nutty, simple sugars, apple and plum undertones, faint citrus, grassy hops on the back end.
M - Soft fizzy carbonation, thin body, finishes wet.
Aroma was pretty good. Would have liked a little more ummpgh in the flavor department. Nothing bad but nothing too exciting. I would definitely drink this again.
Serving type: bottle
arventresca (512) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bland. Taste ok, but not great. Don’t smell like much. Drinkable at best.