topherh (1898) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma is caramel malt and light hops. Flavor is lightly roasted nuts, caramel, lightly bitter hops.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours mahogany with a frothy thick beige head. Aroma- caramel, spice, biscuit, nut. Taste is buttery biscuit, honey. Finishes with roast malt and burnt malt. Good balance and smooth texture.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pors dark brown with a nice head. Aromatic notes of malt push the nutlike flavors into the forefront. The finish brings out some of the hop notes for a nice finish.
bhensonb (9811) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from joshuahfl. Pours dark copper with a two-finger fine beige head. Rather malty aroma. Medium body with sharp carbonation. Flavor is something roast malt, suggestive of nuts. No particular nut though. Finishes with a rather grassy bitter. Flavorful and pretty smooth.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, copper colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate, petri dish looking lace. Aroma is nutty, light to medium sweet malts with some caramel, and an underlying earthy fruit. Flavor is a light earthy and grassy, grapefruit hop up front with a dry, nutty, lightly sweetened malt balancing this out. Finishes crisp and dry with a lively carbonation and a good amount of fllavor after a light to medium body. Finishes and lingers with nuts, grapefruit bitterness, mild spiced caramel, and a hint of toast. Overall, this was a lot more flavorful than I anticipated, especially towards the end. Its nothing crazy, but it has a fairly decent bitterness to go along with the lighter, nutty malts. Very sessionable and an enjoyable winter lager.
rader58 (737) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 28, 2009
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear deep reddish brown. Aroma of molasses and horse blanket. Tastes better than it smells. Slightly bitter on the initial taste with a slight molasses and malt flavor through the end. Not that good
sebletitje (5974) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours brown, beige head.
Aroma, malty, nutty, some pine/citrus hops.
Flavor, caramel malts, nutty, had this notable Belgian malt aspect, thin bitter finish of pine hops. Finishes with hints of nutty / bready malts. Not that great.
beernovice39 (3037) - Montana, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is not bad, but not great either. Going down the singles section at toast looking for new stuff. Decent flavor, bit thin. Would drink again at $1.50.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a lasting ring of beige head with a copper body. Aromas of caramelized malt and some hops. Flavor is caramelized malt, butter, grassy. Finish is roasted and bitter.
MmmcKay (1037) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - OCT 18, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brownish copper. Nice aroma of roasted nuts, malt, and caramel. Tastes watery wet. Stale water and malty nuts. Tastes thin. Bitter malts and stale flavors. Not real exciting. Bottle might be old and past its prime.