FROTHINGSLOSH (5168) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a nut brown-amber color with a large tan head. The aroma was tangy, sour lager with a touch of nut, vague fruits and mint. The flavor was tangy, malty and nutty with a faint note of caramel and a light fruity hop presence. The finish was moderate length sour and tangy malts. Medium body. Ok.
MrBeerFanatic (900) - Friona, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a medium to dark amber with a slightly foamy off white head. Aromas of caramel, wood, light whiskey, light nuts, and some roasted malt. Flavor is of caramel, light roasted malt, toffee, honey, and some light vanilla. Aroma isn’t quite as the same as the flavor. Slightly sweet with some tasty drinkable flavors. A decent but average winter lager.
Beerman6686 (4873) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This one poured a dark amber color with a white head. Aroma was bready malts, a bit sweet and nothing else. Flavor was very bland, munich malts and not much else, very thin.
swoopjones (6537) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
blind tasting. lightly spiced, malty, medium mouthfeel, caramel maltiness. Ok
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
POurs amber. Nose is nutty, toasted malt and sweet caramel. Flavor is bready, nutty, floral hops, sugar sweet, cinnamon.
puboflyons (2307) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 11, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 2649-0834. A dark amber pour with lively carbonation and a thin white head. The aroma has muted malts and hops along with a little touch of frutiness in the scent. The mouthfeel is pretty average. The taste gives off a more caramel malt flavor but it is rather bland. A slightly better hoppy ending. This is fairly easy to drink but has little in the way of character.
williamherbert (1341) - Syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crisp lagery aroma, with some sweet/sour cherries added. Slightly sharp with that Euro/Bavarian malt.
The appearance is clear red-orange. Decent head retention; leaves a remnant on the tongue.
The flavor is a nice German lager malt base, with the cherries acting as an accent to replace the hops.
The palate is creamy and not bad. More of an ale feel. An average, drinkable lager. Not great, just okay.
nick76 (4292) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma isn’t much its got a touch of caramel malt and grassy hops to go along with yeast, dust, and metal. The appearance is amber with with a nice foamy head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a drinkable but not very likable beer.
tgncc (2956) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear red/brown, off-white head. The aroma is caramel, bread dough. The flavor is caramel, light hops. The finish is piney hop bittering. Medium, creamy mouthfeel. Lots of carboation sting in this beer. Decent, not great. Drinkable.
zach8270 (3690) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear brown color with a tan head. Aroma is malty and nutty with some resiny notes. Flavor is tangy and spicy at the beginning with a very dry middle and a lingering, bitter finish.